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    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…

    Round About — Valentines in the Castro — Photos by Rink

    Round About — Valentines in the Castro — Photos by Rink

    Should I Divorce My Family?

    Should I Divorce My Family?

    Q: I told my parents I was a lesbian ten years ago and have been with my wife for eight years. My parents refused to come to our wedding, and,…

    Get in the Game

    Get in the Game

    In his book Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success, legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson describes basketball as a spirit that arises when players focus wholeheartedly on something greater than themselves.…

    Debonair Dance Music Star Amoray

    Debonair Dance Music Star Amoray

    When I first saw Amoray, he was dressed to impress. He walked over and greeted me with a smile and a huge hug. He’s stylish, debonair, entertaining and sings like…

    Rose Parade Newlyweds Danny Leclair and Aubrey Loots

    Rose Parade Newlyweds Danny Leclair and Aubrey Loots

    Bay Times Exclusive On New Year’s Day, Danny Leclair and Aubrey Loots became real-life wedding cake toppers by marrying atop a cake-shaped float in the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade.…

    Love Is a Verb

    Love Is a Verb

    A few years ago, two dear friends asked me to celebrate their renewal of vows ceremony. I am including part of the homily here. For couples reading this, I hope…