Parading for a Cause

In San Francisco’s Castro district each December, scantily clad and hugely exhilarated men and women make the annual partly unplanned trek about town. Oh so San Fran, and oh so fun, the annual Santa Skivvies event is produced by and benefits the San Francisco Aids Foundation.  It begins and ends at Lookout: 3600 16th Street.   … More Parading for a Cause

Carry On

Our backsides are widening and our friends have expanded ideologically. We  focus on travel, R&R, what’s for dinner, and some exercise for balance. Their concerns are the state of the planet and deep thinking. Approaching five decades, often on opposite coasts, we’ve come together to share joys and sorrows. We’ve also experienced growing pains and inexplicable heartbreak within the friendship. What were we thinking? … More Carry On

Lessons from Ken

Ken died one evening in August as Hurricane Isaac grew strength in Florida. During the day, grandchildren Brad and Mason kayaked in the floods that overcame Wellington.  Hospice caregivers and delivery of supplies and medications were ineffective against nature.  His wife and family, mounting a much stronger defense against the storm, were at his side as he … More Lessons from Ken