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Summertime Hot Dogs

Most pet owners see their pets as fur babies, and they’re right — we are pet parents. I am a proud mama to a 5-year-old mini Doberman and Chihuahua mix. I recall the day we brought her home: As much as I wanted...

In Reverence of Cop Dogs

Flashing blue lights, guns drawn, and a fierce, highly skilled German Shepherd racing after a perpetrator. Growling and snarling, the dog expertly takes down the crook. All is well. This image is brought to mos...

Java Cats Cafe: Fulfilling Dreams Deferred

As a child, I was obsessed with cats. One of my earliest memories involves me and my sister crawling around on our kitchen floor and meowing at my mother’s ankles. When I was 7, my evangelical Christian upbring...

A Second Chance at My First Real Life

In my last column, I talked about how I got married (to a woman), had two wonderful sons, then eventually found myself divorced. I have to say, it has the makings of a screenplay. But now, I’m faced with the re...

The Thief of Self

Alzheimer’s diagnoses are on the rise, touching more people’s lives by the day — including members of the LGBTQ community, most of whom live alone. So who are we to turn to in support? A local man aims to answer that question.

HIV & THC: A Love Story

The 53-year-old realtor and reluctant silver fox — “That makes me feel old, people calling me that!” — produces a baggie of something called Jeff Sesh-ons. I can’t help but laugh. “You like that?” he grins.