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“I just want to be like everyone else.”
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“I just want to be like everyone else.”

A scrub jay swoops out of a redwood tree, scoops high into the air above the road I’m driving on, backstrokes its burnished blue wings for a moment, baring its chest to the rising sun, then dives into a shrub across the road. “See?” my poet brain thinks, “Even a […]

Happy Mothers’ Day, or How I Learned to Stop Complaining and Love Being Trapped at Home
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Happy Mothers’ Day, or How I Learned to Stop Complaining and Love Being Trapped at Home

Because I recently heard that exposure to greenery erases brain fatigue, I’ve parked myself on the loveseat on my back porch and spent the past fifteen minutes alternating between staring at my backyard’s canopy of trees and reading bits of David Sedaris’ new book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. Truth: […]

What’s Gay?
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What’s Gay?

“Hey look,” I say, pointing to the HRC sticker on the bumper of a red Toyota Camry driving in the lane next to us, “there’s a gay car.” In our suburban hometown, spotting a gay car is not exactly a daily event. So when I see one, I point it […]

Marriage Equality: the “Tri” in Our Trifecta
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Marriage Equality: the “Tri” in Our Trifecta

The following is the third in our ongoing Wednesday series, Lawfully Wedded Life. Do you have a story to tell about marriage, marriage equality, or the lack thereof? Submit yours here. We’ll be running the series through the SCOTUS marriage equality decision(s), expected late June 2013.   K-Bird and his kindergarten classmate are […]

The Eternal “Flame”
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The Eternal “Flame”

On December 31, my neighborhood inaugurated a new tradition: decorating our front yards with luminarias, paper bag lanterns lit by candles, a sign of welcome to neighbors and friends. Always up for activities that foster beauty and community, I opted in. Because the email suggesting the luminarias had arrived within […]