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    ‘But Zillow Says My Home Is Worth…’

    ‘But Zillow Says My Home Is Worth…’

    There aren’t a lot of things that drive me crazy, but that line about Zillow is probably one of them. Almost everyone uses the Internet for information, so why not…

    Remodeling Return on Investment

    Remodeling Return on Investment

    Return on Investment (ROI) is a common financial term that can be easily misinterpreted when used in a remodeling context. The simple definition of ROI is “the profit or cost…

    Swimming in the River of Blah Blah

    Swimming in the River of Blah Blah

    Whenever my friend Aaron finds himself lost in habitual and unproductive thoughts, he describes himself as “swimming in the river of blah blah.” Buddhists call this river papanca, or “mental…

    Round About – Castro Construction Progress – Photos by Rink

    Round About – Castro Construction Progress – Photos by Rink

    Kneel Only to Truth, Follow Only Beauty, and Obey Only Love

    Kneel Only to Truth, Follow Only Beauty, and Obey Only Love

    Lebanese-born Kahlil Gibran’s philosophical 1923 classic The Prophet gained phenomenal popularity in America’s 1960s counterculture and New Age movements. Because Gibran’s creative stylings courageously defied classical cultural standards, he’s regarded…

    Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George

    Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George

    American artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) seemed to have a love-hate relationship with feminism. She once exclaimed, “I am not a woman painter!” and yet the pro-suffrage National Women’s Party member…

    Bouquets to Art 2014: Final Days!

    Bouquets to Art 2014: Final Days!

    This year’s Bouquets to Art coincides with the O’Keeffe exhibition, creating a perfect match. For Bouquets to Art, gifted floral designers bring their imaginative interpretations to works in the de…

    The Guest List Dilemma

    The Guest List Dilemma

    Weddings are stressful enough without having to worry about how to handle your guest list. That goes for any bride, but for my same sex couples, the guest list can…

    Marriage Equality

    Welcome to our Weddings, Anniversaries & Occasions section. Inquire how your social announcement can appear free of charge, or how your wedding services ad can be included at a special…

    Holy Deadlock

    Holy Deadlock

    In my last column I shared the startling finding, by couples researcher John Gottman, that fully 69% of the conflicts that couples have in relationships are never resolved. Relationships survive,…