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Many Boomers Must Work

Many Boomers Must Work

These days Boomers, meaning those of us between 50 and 68, are feeling squeezed in ways we never expected. Our mantra has always been, “I want to live!” and most…

Realtors Behaving Badly

Realtors Behaving Badly

The Realtors are pissing me off. Not as individuals, mind you. After all, it’s an industry of professionally charming people. And beyond being charming, in my experience most realtors care…

Castro Improvements, Armistead, and Upcoming Elections

Castro Improvements, Armistead, and Upcoming Elections

Castro Street This issue of the Bay Times is focused on how our “gayborhood” is changing, and nothing is more visibly changing than Castro Street! Thanks in large part to…

Cars Are Mirroring Our Evolving Gayborhood

Cars Are Mirroring Our Evolving Gayborhood

First, there’s the influx of tech money that drives up prices and limits the breadth of people, LGBT or otherwise, who can afford to live here. This conjures up the…

Transforming Lives by Building Aging and Disability Friendly Neighborhoods

Transforming Lives by Building  Aging and Disability Friendly Neighborhoods

 Creating connections and ways for older and disabled adults to contribute to their communities strengthens both our neighborhoods and the participants themselves. Medical studies consistently show that remaining connected with…

Transgender Pioneer Christine Jorgensen

Transgender Pioneer Christine Jorgensen

Dwight Eisenhower had been president of the United States for less than a month when Christine Jorgensen arrived at Idlywild Airport on February 12, 1953, and immediately became the most…

The Choice to Move

The Choice to Move

My spouse and I recently moved to a smaller home after 30 years in our beautiful painted lady on Castro Street. As we downsized, donated, gave away and sold some…

Down and Out on the Streets of San Francisco

Down and Out on the Streets of San Francisco

San Franciscans hate homelessness. Some of us blame the homeless themselves for their circumstances. Others see, in the disorder in our BART stations and on our sidewalks, the obscene consequences…

Healing the Wounded AIDS Warrior: An Interview with Tez Anderson

Healing the Wounded AIDS Warrior:  An Interview with Tez Anderson

This is not a time for inaction in our fight against HIV/AIDS. As Tez Anderson told me during a recent interview, “We need to start planning for the next 20…

Aging, Illness and the 5 Stages of Grief

Aging, Illness and the 5 Stages of Grief

Denial Who, me? Aging? So, I turned 60 in January 2013, big deal. “Oh, you’ll see. Being over 60 is different,” friends said. “Not for me” was my constant retort.…

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