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David's Thoughts

by David Placher

Friday, June 09, 2017

The wise old saying, “in order to have a friend, you have to be a friend” guided my answer when I was asked to join a friend in her journey to Minnesota. The trip included us having an official song – Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” – along with some hiccups of mutual impatience, and personal growth. Most people know that “LGBT” stands for “lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender,” but some of us also include “queer,” “intersex,” and “asexual,” resulting in the abbreviation “LGBTQIA.” My trip with my friend was a learning experience about both intersex and Minnesota.

Dining OUT

Finger's Food, Fuhr the Love of Food

Friday, June 09, 2017

Earth Wood & Fire
21407 Clarkview Road, Baltimore
410-200-9858

Maybe I’m spoiled having lived in New York until I was ten. When it comes to pizza, I have a high standard. Admittedly, I have yet to taste any pizza I like as much as Phil’s Pizza in Massapequa, Long Island, and believe me, I’ve tried. So with that background, let’s move on to our dining experience at Earth Wood & Fire. It was a busy Wednesday evening, the dining area was completely filled, so we were seated at a high-top table over by the bar. We were pleasantly surprised how spacious the bar area is – not at all cramped.

Faith

Faith

LGBTQ Faith

Friday, June 09, 2017

Many in our community will put on costumes, change their normal appearances, get dressed up and decked out to prepare for Pride celebrations. My advice is that no matter what changes we make to our appearances – we stay true to ourselves. It is so easy to get lost in the moment.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Once you’ve chosen a venue for your wedding, it’s time to choose a caterer. Here’s what you’ll want to know about how to do it. The kind of caterers we’re talking about here are full-service, off-premise caterers. “Full-service” means caterers who are on-site during the entire event, providing a complete staff as well as food and drink. “Off-premise” simply refers to caterers who go out to venues not their own–  literally “off” of their “premises”– to cater.

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

Wellness advice and support

Friday, June 09, 2017

I recently learned a new acronym: “LAT,” or “Living Apart Together.” It reminded me of a quote from Katherine Hepburn: “Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.” Setting aside the gender reference, what does this trend to be in an intimate relationship but not living together say to us in this culture? How acceptable is it? How widespread is it in all age groups and minority populations? There is not much research on these questions.

In Your Prime

In Your Prime

by Loren A. Olson, MD

Friday, May 12, 2017

Man boobs and the real man

Back in the 1950s we were short on epithets and about the worst thing you could be called was a sissy. “Queer” was used sometimes, but it had none of the sexual connotations it carries today. In rural Nebraska, we didn’t know much about homosexuality.

The Law and You

Legal Advice

Friday, June 09, 2017

Usually, the philosophy of the law in the U.S. is that a person is innocent until proven guilty of any violation of the law. When it comes to marriage to an undocumented person already in the U.S., however, the Citizenship and Immigration Services (“CIS”) has a presumption of fraud until the parties to the marriage have proven that their marriage is not solely for the purpose of obtaining lawful permanent residence – the “green card.” There is a heightened perception that natives of Nigeria and Ghana are more likely than not to engage in marriage fraud and those marriages are examined under a microscope for any indications that the marriage is not bona fide. The reason for such perception can be found by looking at the number of marriage fraud rings that are currently serving time in a federal jail for arranging marriages between citizens of the U.S. and Nigerians or Ghanaians. The citizens are paid to go through the process, not understanding that they could face criminal charges and serve time in prison themselves if the fraud is discovered.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Dealing with employee conflict– whether between coworkers, or between a manager and an employee– can be stressful. Oftentimes conflicts arise as a result of unresolved experiences of the past.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Post-Election Support for LGBTQIA Students

Waking up on the morning of November 9, 2016 was a challenge.  I sat in bed and reread CNN headlines over and over again, thinking to myself “is this real life?” The misty morning didn’t help with the fogginess that overcame my brain.  The dreary weather only added to the feeling of complete despair and hopelessness.

Technology

Technology

Tech advice, tips, and trends

Friday, May 26, 2017

The internet saw a massive ransomware attack on May 12th, when computers in nearly 100 countries were hit and held hostage to hackers. The hackers demanded those affected pay a ransom to have their files and systems released. The attack hit medical networks and government agencies especially hard, as they are more vulnerable since they tend to upgrade their systems less frequently than businesses. It’s all a reminder of how important it is to safeguard your computer’s security.

Violet's Vet

Violet's Vet

by Dr. Tony Calo

Friday, June 09, 2017

Summer is upon on us. This is a warm, fun, happy time of year that offers many opportunities to be outside. Summer also offers its fair share of holidays including Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. One of the things that dogs love about these holidays is barbeques. One of things that they may not like so much is fireworks. Happily, Violet, Daisy, and Henry are largely unconcerned about these very flashy and very loud spectacles. Violet, however, is very worried for all her canine friends that are afraid of loud noises.

Your Money

Your Money

Finance and Real Estate

Friday, June 09, 2017

Thinking of buying your first home? Congratulations! You’re making a very smart decision. Rents right now are unusually high, and in many cases, you could make a mortgage payment on your current house or apartment that would be cheaper than the rent check you scratch out each month (or the one that is automatically debited from your account). No matter what a stockbroker might try to tell you, residential real estate is still a good investment, and it forms the basis for a higher net worth as you age and have to start thinking about retirement.

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