1. Gayer Times With The In-laws

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    How did the holidays work out for you and your gay/lesbian lover, partner, spouse? How stressful was the time spent with the in-laws or with your own family? If you are among those who right now are busily trying to bury their holiday grudges, I have a question for you:...
  2. A Lesbian Guide to Holiday Grudges

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      The holidays are in full swing. In fact, we’re right in the thick of it– preparations are being made, money is being spent, and that deeply ingrained sense of doom which occurs every year around this time is rising to the surface: The Grudge Beast is getting ready to...
  3. Women’s Movement

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    Read the article on womenwords.org by clicking here.    Let’s face it, it’s hard to recognize old wine in new bottles. Old feminist that I am, I carry around memories of Take Back the Night marches, speculums, consciousness raising groups, the first confessional whispers about sex, the celebrations of the...
  4. The Sex That Dare Not Speak Its Name

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    Co-written with Renate Stendhal Brave new world of e-publishing: We changed the title of our book.  Not while we were writing it, not prior to publication, not before anyone had caught sight of the original title and cover.  The book had been out in the world and circulating, physically and electronically;...
  5. To Tie Or Not To Tie The Knot

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    It’s an historic and very interesting time in our current progress for the LGBT’s battle in the freedom to marry.  So, do you tie the knot or not?   HERE is an example of our toolkit suggesting answers to this question:  DO:  Take marriage seriously and realistically.  Be aware that...
  6. Marriage Is No Magic Trick

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    With the recent events of same-sex marriage- a quick thought… 1) MARRIAGE AND MAGICAL THINKING   Marriage is not the remedy for couple trouble! But there is a lot of magical and wishful thinking about it: marriage will give you a new start, fix your problems, fulfill your dreams… It’s...
  7. The Progress Train Has Picked Up Speed

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    Breaking news and a true testament to the times we are now living in. The future is clear and it is on the side of marriage equality for all.  See the amazing announcement here! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/06/supreme-court-gay-marriage_n_5938854.html
  8. Why A Name Change Made All The Difference

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    We changed the name of our book.  Not while we were writing it, not prior to publication, not before anyone had caught sight of the original title and cover.  The book had been out in the world and circulating, physically and electronically, we’d read it from it at public events...
  9. Life’s Long Learning

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    Some years ago, when I began to consider myself  an elder,  I became interested  in a doctoral program that gave credit for life-long learning.   I would have to submit a thesis, which could be a book I was intending to write.  And I would have to write some 15 essays describing the particular ways in...
  10. Contemplating A New Endeavor

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    Driving back from Rohnert Park, and our conversation with Mel Suhd about writing a new time of doctorate, we passed  through our beloved Northern California landscape, with its small farms and vineyards, the hills  briefly green from the winter rains.  We wondered if it would be possible to come up...
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