Monthly Archives: February 2014

February 28

Fox News Wonders Why Gays Don’t Just Go Do Business Where They Are Accepted

“This is America. We all have freedoms. Why would you want to do business with somebody – no matter what your personal issue was that they had with you – why would you want to force them to do business with you? Why not just go down the street and say I’m going to spend […]

February 27

Happy Mardi Gras, Sydney!

More than 10,000 people will march in the Sydney Mardi Gras this weekend with hundreds of thousands cheering them on. It was five years ago that I marched in the parade in speedo and body paint. The Sydney event is a massive celebration of pride and diversity. For those celebrating Mardi Gras in Sydney, Happy […]

February 26

“Looking” A Step Back

The tagline for HBO’s “Looking” is ‘Find Something Real.’ And that is the problem. The TV series doesn’t ring true with the progress of the times. “Queer as Folk” and “The L Word” tried to tackle the challenges, the victories, and radicalism of the era. Now that HBO has renewed “Looking” for a second season, the […]

February 25

“What would Jessica Fletcher do?”

Growing up, I used to watch “Murder, She Wrote” religiously. There was something about Jessica B. Fletcher that appealed. My love of Murder, She Wrote is equal parts nostalgia and a rebellion. J.B. Fletcher used to run circles around the Cabot Cove police and come home in time to brew some tea. Well today I get […]

February 24

Ryan Gosling Explaining What It Is Like to be an Actor

‘Drive’ heartthrob Ryan Gosling gives an entertaining insight into the perils of the Hollywood audition in this clip, also featuring Alec Baldwin, from award-winning director James Toback’s latest documentary “Seduced and Abandoned.”

February 23

Getting to Your Personal Best

Ira Glass on the creative process. If you’re struggling to become exceptional at something, Ira Glass, host of acclaimed radio show “This American Life,” has some words of wisdom for you. The advice is as beautiful as it is brilliant.

February 22

Repost: “Shelter Dogs’ Before and After Photos Will Fetch Your Feels”

Repost: “Shelter Dogs’ Before and After Photos Will Fetch Your Feels” My dog, Max, and cat, Zoe, are rescues and the center of my life. Anytime I see a blog post or news article about rescued animals from animal shelters I remember when I brought Max and Zoe home. My pitbull Max was rescued from […]

February 21

Word Cup Brazil

My next adventure is coming up fast. Me and my friends from Google are heading to World Cup Brazil. This all just got real. I am the first to admit that I am not an avid soccer fan. I am however a fan of random adventures and trips with friends. But first a little context, […]

February 20


Recently I have been savoring good photos of interesting places. This fascination has included shots of my home town San Francisco, the islands and shoreline of Hawaii, and the mountains of Fiji. As Wikipedia defines it: “Travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations, and can involve travel by foot, bicycle, automobile, […]

February 19

Daily Perspective: Mother Teresa’s Anyway Poem

Mother Teresa’s Anyway Poem People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be […]