Family & Friends

Skirting The Issues: Idealist or Naïve: Part I

My official biography lists that I’m a “hopeless idealist.” Often when I’m introduced to audiences, the person making the introduction points this out about me, smiling as they do so. I’m never quite sure whether […]

A Day In The Life: Jamez L. Smith

  Name: Jamez L. Smith Age: 54 Where did you grow up? San Francisco. Where do you live? Minneapolis. Who do you live with? Ted, Tim, and James. What is your occupation? Administrative professional, DJ, […]

A Word In Edgewise: More Than An Apple A Day

Keeping healthy is only part of the equation of continued well-being. Even proper diet and exercise can’t override control our genetic makeup, random encounters with disease carriers, or inadvertent exposure to carcinogens; all can sabotage our well-laid plans. […]

Skirting The Issues: Death Gap Math

When I was younger, like in my 20s, 30s, and early 40s, the concept of death was relatively foreign, as in, “That’s so far away.” But not now. At 61, I’m thinking about death quite […]

A Word In Edgewise: Outfitting for the Next Trip ‘Round

When I was a kid, baggage referred to those cardboard suitcases we kept in the attic. With handles for carrying (no wheels, yet), they were usually tan with different shades of brown stripes around the middle. My […]

2017 World AIDS Day Breakfast – December 1

All photos courtesy of Kareem Murphy.

A Day In The Life: Jaysen Saly

Name: Jaysen Saly Age: 37 Where did you grow up? Sacramento, CA. Where do you live? Currently reside in Roseville but I still consider Minneapolis home. Who do you live with? A friend and a […]

Skirting the Issues: Ordinary Heroes

What makes for a hero? I’m talking real-life, human-inspiring heroes; not ones that social media manufactures or people to whom others latch on to because of their fame or money. Think humans who stand up […]

A Helping Hand for GLBT Seniors this Holiday Season

The holiday season is traditionally considered a time for friends and families to get together and enjoy each other’s company, but this time of year can be especially hard for senior citizens. And it can […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Children and Family

I remember the excitement I used to get during the holidays. As a kid, this was the most important time of the year. I would spend hours flipping through the latest toy catalogs, bookmarking nearly […]

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