A Conversation I Hope You Never Have

4 10 2010
Walking For All Boobs

Member of 3-Day for the Cure Team F.A.B. (For All Boobs)

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month I wanted to share a scene between two friends.

Emily was afraid of the expression on her own face. Was it appropriate? She was sitting with Christie, one of her closest and oldest friends, and she suddenly felt awkward.

Christie had just told her that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and Emily just stared at her. She knew that she must not have heard her correctly. Christie was only 32 years old. She was in much better shape than Emily. She could not be sick.

As if she was able to read Emily’s thoughts, Christie spoke again, “Yes, Em, you did hear me. I said cancer.” Read the rest of this entry »

Flyer for 3-Day Fundraiser Dining to Donate at Mission Valley Applebee’s on May 23, 2010

18 05 2010

If you came to this blog for the flyer for the 3-Day Team F.A.B. Dining to Donate at Applebee’s in Hazard Center (Mission Valley area of San Diego), please click link below.

Applebee’s Dining to Donate for Team FAB (For All Boobs)

You will need this flyer for Team F.A.B. to get 15% of your May 23, 2010 dining bill (minus alcohol, tax, and gratuity) from the Hazard Center Applebee’s located in the Mission Valley section of San Diego.

Thank you for your support.

We Want Your Cans for Our Boobs

30 04 2010

Catchy title, isn’t it?

Last year, my wife Julie and I walked in our first Breast Cancer 3 Day. It was an amazing experience. When we finished, there was no doubt in our minds that we would walk again this year. In fact, we registered for the 2010 walk before Julie’s shin splints had healed from the 2009 walk.

This year, our friend Kristin has joined our team – Team F.A.B. (For All Boobs). Kristin and her awesome roommate Erika (who has taken on the role of our fundraising coordinator) have motivated us to start raising money early so we can not only reach our goal needed to walk ($2,300 each), but exceed it. Read the rest of this entry »

Disappointed in California … Yet Again – Prop 8 Upheld by CA Supreme Court

26 05 2009

Yes, it is sad but true, the California Supreme Court upheld Prop 8, which has stripped away the right of same-sex couples to marry in the state. However, the Supreme Court did allow those 18,000 who were legally married in the state between the original Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex marriage in 2008 and the fateful November 2008 election to remain married. These marriages were not retroactively revoked. Although I am pleased that my marriage is still acknowledged by the State, I am appalled that my friends will not be granted that same opportunity to not only express their their love, but also receive the benefits and respect associated with marriage. My fight is for all of those who no longer have the option of a civil marriage in the state of California. Read the rest of this entry »

Which of the 8 Women You Know with Get Breast Cancer?

18 03 2009

Quick! Think of 8 women in your life? Could be your mom, sisters, friends, wife, partner, girlfriend, daughter, nieces, coworkers, and even yourself. Did you think of 8? OK, now pick one of those to get breast cancer. Not something you want to do, is it? Well, lucky for you, you don’t have to make that decision of who gets breast cancer. Unlucky for you, chances are 1 of those 8 women will get breast cancer. Read the rest of this entry »

Change Comes Slowly – San Diego LGBT Center Prop 8 Gathering

5 11 2008

Hello Nested Lez Readers.

I want to address the issues that have stemmed from last night’s elections – our first African-American President and the passing of California’s Prop 8. However, right now, I know that anything I try to write will be distorted my my hurt and my anger regarding Prop 8.

I will address the election, but I need some time to process my emotions a bit. That being said, I want to share an email message from Read the rest of this entry »

Congratulations Mayor Jerry Sanders – Yes, I am a registered Democrat

4 06 2008

Congratulations Mayor Jerry Sanders! Jerry Sanders has won the June mayoral election and garnered over 50% of the vote, which means there will not need to be a runoff election in November 2008 for San Diego mayor.

It’s funny. If you had asked me a year ago, let alone when he was running for mayor in 2005, if I would be extended my congratulations to Jerry Sanders, I probably would have told you that you were crazy. It takes a lot to get me to even give a Republican a passing glance, but Mayor Sanders not only got me to pay attention, but also to vote for him. Although I am not someone who votes strictly by the party line, I tend to strongly favor Democrats and independents over Republicans. Yet, a few weeks ago I found myself at a meet and greet with Mayor Sanders. Read the rest of this entry »