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Now This is News!

Now This is News!

I have not written this column for a while. Life suddenly got really busy and a little crazy and I had a hard time finding my inspiration…Not quite “writer’s block.”…

Why Can’t We All Be Valentines?

Why Can’t We All Be Valentines?

Let me start by saying that I love Valentine’s Day! Okay, so it’s a manufactured “holiday,” a day for lovers to celebrate their love. What’s wrong with that? Haters get…

Random Acts of Thinking

Random Acts of Thinking

‘Tis the time for thinking about stuff, like how is 2015 gonna be different from, and better than, 2014. Well, I had a great last year, and I am nurturing…

Creating Harmonious Families Starts with Me

Creating Harmonious Families Starts with Me

There’s nothing like taking off to sunny Florida at the start of the polar vortex that overtook Cleveland in mid-November. I’d booked my reservation at the Florida Nature and Culture…

Dear Joan

Dear Joan

Dear Joan, Thank you so much for all of the laughs, the put-downs, the effervescent self-deprecating excitement that you consistently exhibited! How fortunate I am to have witnessed you live…

Long Live the Laughter

Long Live the Laughter

By Karen Williams As the nation mourns our comedy giant’s untimely death, as the memories of his generosity wash over us, as we accept the loss of the comic genius…

Gay Games Fever

Gay Games Fever

By Karen Williams Here on the North Coast, we’ve got Gay Games fever! That’s right! We’re here! We’re queer! And we’re sporty! Everything’s coming up spectacular at the Cleveland-Akron Gay…

Beautiful

Beautiful

Do I love you because you’re beautiful? Or are you beautiful because I love you? Johnny Mathis One of the things I love about technology is being able to recapture…

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

How stunning! How magnifi­cent! How fortunate to bear witness in this lifetime to a wondrous human being like Dr. Maya Angelou! The deep resounding warm resonance of her voice rose…

Relatively Speaking

Relatively Speaking

So…just how many lesbians does it take to feel like family? I’m not sure of an accurate number, yet I can tell you that our memorial celebrations feel like a…

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