A Master Class in Successful Adultery for Congress A Master Class in Successful Adultery for Congress
Keeping It Queer in the Suburbs Keeping It Queer in the Suburbs
Advice for Autism Awareness Month PHOTO CREDIT: IAN CHESIR-TERAN
Notes on Summer Camp Notes on Summer Camp
Culture Keeping It Queer in the Suburbs

Keeping It Queer in the Suburbs

Fourteen years ago, I moved out of San Francisco to the suburbs, to shack up with my betrothed. When you do that, move out to the suburbs, San Francisco revokes your queer credibility card at the westernmost point of the Bay Bridge.

Family PHOTO CREDIT: IAN CHESIR-TERAN

Advice for Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month and I have a 10-year old son with autism. I have never collected and catalogued the universe of conflicting and conflicted feelings and emotions, the blessings and challenges, that come with being part of a family with special needs.

Life Taxing times

Taxing times

Tax time is upon us, and though by now I’m sure most of you have long since filed your state and federal income taxes – *cough!* – perhaps you might be thinking: what in the heck is happening coast to coast with federal taxes this first year that DOMA has been struck down, and what with so many states newly recognizing same-sex marriages, either performed in their own states or performed in others?

News & Politics A Master Class in Successful Adultery for Congress

A Master Class in Successful Adultery for Congress

Why is it that you and your politician friends can’t seem to figure out how to have an affair? I mean, come on! In front of a camera? Seriously?

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A Master Class in Successful Adultery for Congress
News & Politics

A Master Class in Successful Adultery for Congress

Why is it that you and your politician friends can’t seem to figure out how to have an affair? I mean, come on! In front of a camera? Seriously?

Keeping It Queer in the Suburbs
Books / Culture

Keeping It Queer in the Suburbs

Fourteen years ago, I moved out of San Francisco to the suburbs, to shack up with my betrothed. When you do that, move out to the suburbs, San Francisco revokes your queer credibility card at the westernmost point of the Bay Bridge.

PHOTO CREDIT: IAN CHESIR-TERAN
Family / Kids

Advice for Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month and I have a 10-year old son with autism. I have never collected and catalogued the universe of conflicting and conflicted feelings and emotions, the blessings and challenges, that come with being part of a family with special needs.

Notes on Summer Camp
Family

Notes on Summer Camp

In the spring, an old parent’s fancy lightly – or heavily, if you’re a worrier – turns to thoughts of summer. Because if you work and your kids are out of school, you’ve got to figure out what to do with them during the workdays. The first year that we […]

Photo credit: Clare Masson
Parenting

Birthday Silence

My 3-year-old daughter sings. She sings and composes. She allows every thought in her head to spill out in song, often through a microphone given to her for her last birthday, often as loud as humanly possible, often on repeat.

PHOTO CREDIT: DEBORAH GOLDSTEIN
News & Politics

Free to Fight on Passover

We do have much to celebrate. We were once slaves in Egypt. We were once vilified for being gay. Now we are free, free to fight for the safety and well being of others. That’s just what I’ll be doing.

Surprise Genetics
Family / Family-building

Surprise Genetics

When you adopt a child, particularly through the social services system, you get little or no information about the kid’s genetic background. And so every single physical, emotional, mental or spiritual trait they display is a surprise.

Spring DIY: Natural Egg Dyes
Culture / Food

Spring DIY: Natural Egg Dyes

Eggs are the quintessential springtime symbol – fertility, rebirth, farm-fresh food. Eggs are a major part of the spring celebrations in our home. From Easter to the equinox and even Earth Day – we cook with, bake with, dye, and hunt for eggs.

Moving Adventures
Family / Kids

Moving Adventures

It’s hard not to feel sad about leaving our old neighborhood. I’ll miss the little routines and memories you build in a place. But building new relationships is one way change happens and the way we build community.

The Clark Griswold of Lesbian Moms
Family / Parenting

The Clark Griswold of Lesbian Moms

We were having dinner with friends when we all decided that we should do something together for spring break. Were we daunted by the fact that both families are on tight budgets? No! Were we daunted by the fact that spring break was less than a week away? No! Did we worry that our hastily thrown together spring break fun might not be as exciting as the trips to Rome and Venice that our kids’ classmates were taking? Hell no!