The announcement that this issue of the San Francisco Bay Times would include features on Hanukkah and food put a huge smile on this face. Both have played important roles in my life. I decided to pass on the food option. After one year in San Francisco, my doctor asked, “Are you just eating your way through the city?” Still am. I’m far from being an expert on Hanukkah, but the Jewish holiday, the friend who introduced it to me, and its lessons have changed my life forever.
Hopefully you have been watching, reading, and hearing all about the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus’ Lavender Pen Tour. The sheer magnitude of the undertaking was staggering: almost 300 travelers, six buses, three vans plus security vehicles. We did nearly 30 appearances, sang to thousands of people across five states and raised tens of thousands of dollars, which we left in each city to help them continue the amazing work they are doing.
The lyrics of a familiar activist song are, “There comes a time when you just gotta stand. You’ve been down so long, someone will give you a helping hand.”No one needs another article about our current political quagmire. We are living in a time of unbelievable turmoil in our country.
Still lost in my thoughts after watching a screening of ‘Call Me By Your Name’ earlier tonight. It’s an extraordinary film & it hits you long after the credits roll.
I keep reading about Armie Hammer’s performance... but, Timothée Chalamet was extraordinary.
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Selecting a term
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