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    Fantabulousness at the Imperial Court’s 49th Coronation

    Fantabulousness at the Imperial Court’s 49th Coronation

    What does one wear to a coronation? I’ve never had to ask myself that question before. But, as I was asked to give a Jewish blessing/prayer at the San Francisco…

    Heed Rumi’s Timeless Teachings

    Heed Rumi’s Timeless Teachings

    Mawlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet and Sufi mystic. His profound celebration of a divine and all-inclusive love has transcended national and ethnic borders. Over 800 years…

    Producer and Performer Tweaka Turner, aka Michael Cerchiai, Takes Music to the Stratosphere

    Producer and Performer Tweaka Turner, aka Michael Cerchiai, Takes Music to the Stratosphere

    There are many aspects to the music industry. And within this industry there are singers, musicians, dancers, choreographers, promoters, make-up artists, costumers, advertisers, engineers, producers…the list goes on. Someone who…

    Practice Love!

    Practice Love!

    I love Black History Month. Okay, so February is the shortest month of the year. Rather than feeling short-changed, I’ll simply keep this message brief and sweet. Now is the…

    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…