Having Peace of Mind

The older I get, the more I appreciate how all of our experiences, both positive and negative, have helped shape and frame the individuals that we are to become. I say "are" because no matter how old we get, we are still evolving, whether you acknowledge it or not. I have called upon and embraced …

Is Social Media destroying our Human Connection?

I've been thinking about the effects of technology and this social media phenomenon that has got too many of us caught up. The reality is that technology has been consuming the lives of most folks ever since the first computer and phone were created. Just think about how the development of mobile technology has played a …

My Rant on Russia, China, North Korea and Trump- Be Aware!

I won't waste time venting about the fact that we have the worst excuse for a President in office right now. What I do want to talk about is the troubling fact that both China and Russia have deployed nuclear-capable missiles to the frozen tundra that lies along Russia’s far-eastern border with China. And no one …

Support Oakland’s 1st LGBTQ Community Center!

  As amazing as it sounds, Oakland has never had its own LGBTQ center. This is the first in the city's history, and the two founders are Joe Hawkins and Jeff Meyers, two amazingly dedicated and dynamic individuals who are wholeheartedly committed to enhancing and sustaining the well-being of Oakland’s LGBTQ individuals, our families and allies. They …