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    The Ripple Effect

    The Ripple Effect

    By Mark Penn “The direction of a big act will warp history, but probably all acts will do the same thing in their degree, down to a stone stepped over…

    Joy! Joy! Joy!

    Joy! Joy! Joy!

    By Karen Williams Tis the season to be… Joyful? Just how am I supposed to do that? Or be that? What is joy anyway? I have to admit that I…

    Profiles of Compassion and Courage: Gary Virginia

    Profiles of Compassion and Courage: Gary Virginia

    Gary Virginia, President of San Francisco Pride’s Board of Directors, says that he fell in love at first sight with San Francisco when he first moved to the city in…

    Turn Stressed Around to Desserts!

    Turn Stressed Around to Desserts!

    By Howard Steiermann Last month I had the wonderful opportunity to be a friend’s best man. This gave me a close, yet different, perspective on weddings. Being a best man…

    Gifts and Gadgets for the Home Remodeler

    Gifts and Gadgets for the Home Remodeler

    By Jim Tibbs I am always on the lookout for ways to simplify and streamline the design and remodeling process. The technology and information age has come to the rescue…

    Dance-Along Nutcracker Takes You to the Caribbean This Holiday Season

    Dance-Along Nutcracker Takes You to the Caribbean This Holiday Season

    By Heidi Beeler “Blockbuster!!!” isn’t the sort of exclamation you would typically apply to a show performed by a symphonic wind ensemble showcasing a roomful of untrained ballerinas. Of all…

    Manifest Your Soulful Mission

    Manifest Your Soulful Mission

    By Gypsy Love Humankind has always rooted for the underdog. We draw strength from David’s gallant victory over Goliath. We hail the heroism of a hobbit, and find fortitude in…

    Coming Out for Marriage Equality in Japan

    Coming Out for Marriage Equality in Japan

    As we commemorate the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Harvey Milk, our recent trip to Japan to speak about marriage equality made clear how Harvey’s call to come out…

    Science and Thanksgiving

    Science and Thanksgiving

    Since 1863, Thanksgiving Day has been set aside as a national holiday for expressing and celebrating our collective gratitude for our abundance. It’s perhaps an auspicious time to think about…

    Profiles of Compassion and Courage: Rafael Mandelman

    Profiles of Compassion and Courage: Rafael Mandelman

    Bay Times columnist Rafael Mandelman, elected in 2012 to be a member of the Board of Trustees for City College of San Francisco, is an attorney who primarily represents local…