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    Exploring Forgiveness, Part 2: Misconceptions

    Exploring Forgiveness, Part 2: Misconceptions

    (Editor’s Note: This is the second of a four-part series concerning exploring forgiveness.) In the first part of this four-part series, I argued that victims have no moral obligation to…

    Just-ly Married

    Just-ly Married

    In my previous column, I noted that I was about to get married. I hope you’ll forgive my ongoing self-indulgence as I write about my nuptials once more. One’s own…

    Singer, Dancer Marco Middlesex Sends Out Positive Energy

    Singer, Dancer Marco Middlesex Sends Out Positive Energy

    I am excited to introduce performing artist Marco Middlesex to you. Marco is a glorious mix of Irish and Italian decent, and is a person of strength and wisdom. He…

    More Love and More Marriage

    More Love and More Marriage

    The latest California public opinion poll shows record support for marriage equality — 64% of likely voters and 61% percent of all adults. This news made us realize how wonderful…

    Marriage Involves Conscious Efforts

    Marriage Involves Conscious Efforts

    In every wedding ceremony in which I officiate I recite this quote: “Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.…

    Profiles of Compassion and Courage: David Campos

    Profiles of Compassion and Courage: David Campos

    District 9 Supervisor David Campos has, for nearly 5 years, represented Bernal Heights, part of Portola and the Inner Mission. A Harvard Law School graduate, Campos previously worked as a…

    Exploring Forgiveness, Part 1

    Exploring Forgiveness, Part 1

    (Editor’s Note: This is the first of a four-part series concerning exploring forgiveness.) Q: I can’t stop hating my father. He was a violent man who beat, bullied and terrorized…

    Grand Avenue Theft Auto

    Grand Avenue Theft Auto

    Nothing makes me feel my middle age more than when my Action Adventure car comes back from one of its zany Oakland escapades. Dateline: Oakland, Monday, September 23. Nine commuters…

    Strengthen Your Mind By Opening Your Heart

    Strengthen Your Mind By Opening Your Heart

    French Buddhist Matthieu Ricard has been dubbed “the world’s happiest man.” After earning a PhD in molecular genetics, he veered from academia, moved to Nepal, and devoted his life to…

    Stylish Chanteuse Veronica Klaus

    Stylish Chanteuse Veronica Klaus

    I recently visited the home of Veronica Klaus. Stylish, talented Veronica warmly greeted me at the door, after I rang the doorbell. As I walked into her cozy and quite…