Comfort Zone? Ditch It!

If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever. – Thomas Aquinas Think of times in your life when all was well – job, school, and love life, proceeding smoothly… For some, those are times when an almost-itch starts to develop. Seeking change, looking for some excitement. For others, a need to preserve this state, to savor the comfort and to stay in a homeostatic balance. There is no right or wrong in these approaches to life: We all have learned behaviors, personality styles, character, and preferred modes of behavior. […]

Dining Out for Life 2017, Sept 14th

Mark your calendars and make your reservations now for Dining Out for Life to benefit Moveable Feast, set for Thursday, September 14th. So far 49 restaurants and eateries are joining the event, now in its 24th year, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner on September 14th. The eateries will donate at least 25% of the cost of the meal to Moveable Feast. This year, the Woodberry Kitchen (2010 Clipper Park Road) and Gertrude’s (10 Art Museum Drive), both in Baltimore, will contribute 50%.

Penis Health

As a practicing urologist, as well as the author of The Ultimate Guide to Male Sexual Health: How to Stay Vital at Any Age (second edition), my professional activities have centered around the diagnosis and treatment of urologic cancers. I’ve been a longtime supporter of the LGBTQ community, and during my 30-year practice, it has been my clinical observation that the basic psychological, physiological, emotional, and physical aspects of sexuality are blind to gender identity and sexual orientation. Although my book mainly addresses male sexuality and the penis, my hope is that it will help all readers “with a penis […]

In Bal’more Crab Takes the Cake

So if anybody wants to get me something, get me 60 crabs – one for each year. I don’t want no diamonds, I don’t want no shoes, I don’t want no party. I want some crabs.– Patti LaBelle Maryland is known for many things like our own Baltimore based baseball team (Orioles), our own football team (Ravens), hot steamy humidity, horse racing, beautiful golf courses and much much more like our Baltimore Flamingos Rugby Team along with Baltimore’s own Beehive Hon ladies. We may be challenged, but no one can challenge us for having awesome Maryland crabs.

Violet’s New Friends • Emma and Sally

Hi! I’m Enthusiastic Emma looking to find my forever home. I’m an active and playful gal who actually still acts like a puppy. I enjoy running, jumping, and long walks – so I can be in the great outdoors. I’m also very loving and enjoy giving kisses. Rubber toys, nyla bones, and stuffed animals are my favorites. I’m quite intelligent and know commands like “sit,” “down,” “stay,” and “come.” I know I will make a wonderful and loyal companion. If I sound like the canine for you then please come in soon. BHS works hard to save as many animals […]

Thunder Phobias

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.

Violet’s New Friends • Thinking of Fostering?

After suffering a dark past largely due to mere gross unawareness, a bright new light now shines on the noble effort of animal rescue!  Thankfully this great cause now enjoys the support it so deserves from a compassionate public willing to engage in this altruistic endeavor.  Our love of animals is one of those inexplicable ties that binds all of us.  We all love animals and their welfare means much to most of us!  In fact many of us find ourselves asking:  What can i do to help?