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    Assertiveness and Basic Rights

    Assertiveness and Basic Rights

    Q: It got back to me in my office a while ago that my co-workers have a nickname for me – “Doormat Dan.” That hurt and embarrassed me, but I…

    Interview with Rabbi Miriam Senturia

    Interview with Rabbi Miriam Senturia

    It is a delightful coincidence that in the last issue of the Bay Times, Howard Steiermann shared how he goes about creating a wedding. I had just interviewed my dear…

    My Dad, An Intrepid Love Warrior

    My Dad, An Intrepid Love Warrior

    My 89-year-old dad passed away last week. He was a marvelous person – and an intrepid love warrior throughout his life. When I was born in 1958, my dad told…

    Own Your Other-worldliness

    Own Your Other-worldliness

    At age 64, after 3 decades and 4 failed attempts, Diana Nyad was the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida in under 53 hours without a shark cage.…

    Joey McGuire’s Intoxicating, Masterful Sister Phyliss Withe-Litaday

    Joey McGuire’s Intoxicating, Masterful Sister Phyliss Withe-Litaday

    Her talent is undeniable. The vision of her is incomparable. Her spirit is unforgettable, and her sound is ever intoxicating. Combined with a powerful and masterful way of presenting a…

    FAQs on Fees and Commissions

    FAQs on Fees and Commissions

    In this mysterious world of how things happen in real estate, there are a few subjects that sometimes make us, clients and agents alike, squirm. One of those subjects is…

    Awe-Inspiring Nature in the East Bay Hills

    Awe-Inspiring Nature in the East Bay Hills

    As I sit at my desk putting thought to keypad, I am watching the sunset over the East Bay Regional Park near the Parkridge trailhead. Although the hills and Mt.…

    The Legacy of Morgan and Mizner

    The Legacy of Morgan and Mizner

    I have long been fascinated by the work of Julia Morgan and Addison Mizner, two Bay Area architects who made an indelible mark on the architecture of California and Florida…

    Your First “Date” With Your Officiant

    Your First “Date” With Your Officiant

    This coming weekend I’m going to be at Gay Vanity Fair, which will be a huge LGBT wedding expo. It will be at a fancy venue with lots of top-notch…

    The Relevance of the Winter of Love to the Entire LGBTIQ Community Today

    The Relevance of the Winter of Love to the Entire LGBTIQ Community Today

    Next week marks the ten-year anniversary of the beginning of San Francisco’s “Winter of Love,” in which 4,037 same-sex couples married at San Francisco City Hall from February 12 to…