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Return to New Orleans - an open hand, a welcome home

Like most people with people "at home" in New Orleans, I found myself both here and there in 2005. By late August, I was daily monitoring weather maps two time zones away. I watched how a "tropical system" gathered force, how it garnered enough ferocity to be granted a name. Katrina looked serious,...

Compton mayor's charity tie-in to State of the City talk raises eyebrows

When Compton Mayor Aja Brown delivered her first State of the City address last month, the city arranged for residents to watch the event on a big screen at a local gym.

Baby boomers, don't be so quick to mock colleges on 'trigger warnings' and 'micro-aggressions'

Everyone knows that kids find their elders deeply uncool. We'll reveal our own uncoolness by citing John Sebastian's 1969 song "Younger Generation" to prove the point. "Why must every generation think their folks are square?" he asks. The lyrics go on to offer an uncomfortable futuristic scenario:...

Making the Gun Free School Zone Act better

For the last 20 years it has been illegal in California to carry a firearm within 1,000 feet of an elementary or secondary school or on the grounds of a college, trade school or university, whether public or private. The Gun Free School Zone Act, which paralleled a similarly named federal measure,...

A treasure hunter, an L.A. park and the curse of the severed hand

Recently I took up metal detecting as a hobby. While Los Angeles is, of course, the greatest place to live in the world, our city parks are too new to offer much excitement for "dirt fishers." The East Coast, with its deep-rooted (though not-so-deeply-buried) history, is more fertile.

Weighing the Iran nuclear deal: far from perfect, but the alternatives are worse

The historic agreement reached after 20 months of negotiations between Iran, the U.S. and five other world powers holds out hope that for the next 10 or 15 years the ability of the Islamic Republic to develop a nuclear weapon will be significantly limited. It is far from a perfect deal, it promises...

The hip dullness of Canada's politics

I spent part of August on vacation in Canada, only to find myself on what was once called a busman's holiday: Canadians are in the throes of a national election campaign, just like us. And, just like us, they're grouchy about the state of their democracy.

A childhood dream ferments into an award-winning winery

The gig: At 65, Robert Reyes is living his childhood dream of running a vineyard and winery. Reyes owns Reyes Winery in Agua Dulce, situated on a 17-acre hillside near the Angeles National Forest in northern Los Angeles County. His reds and whites, which sell for $18 to $35 a bottle, have won 62...

What Do You Do When the World Is Too Much With You?

Edie Weinstein wonders about empathy and how we process all that is going on in a world where information about bad things happening all over is omnipresent. The post What Do You Do When the World Is Too Much With You? appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Giving Jimmy Carter Credit For Forty Years Of Support

14 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

After the flurry of news about Jimmy Carter’s acknowledgment that he has metastatic cancer, the media attention has died down. The former president has started receiving his first treatments to deal with the disease, and he’s even back to teaching Sunday school. But by all accounts, Carter is facing an uphill battle from a combination […]

Shape Up: All You Need To Know About FASCIA

14 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Human beings are undeniably multifaceted — we are both physical and emotional beings, and our emotional condition directly affects our physical one. When we are happy, we generally feel good and relaxed, while when we are anxious, stressed, or depressed, we tend to feel tense and uneasy.  As a coach and movement professional, the physical response […]

Old Town Red Rooster Cafe

Located on the main street in historic downtown Cottonwood, AZ, is the Old Town Red Rooster Cafe. It opened its doors in October of 2010 by two friends. It quickly became a popular place to eat by the local residents and visitors. They offer the most desirable components in their breakfast meals and sandwiches. Show More Summary

Parenting In An Echo Chamber

The stakes get higher when your toddler starts repeating your every. single. word. The post Parenting In An Echo Chamber appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Six Tips For Getting Your Man In The Mood

15 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Whether you are in a long-term relationship, practice serial monogamy or simply like playing the field, getting in the mood with your beau of the choice can sometimes be a challenge. So we’ve teamed up with our friends at the AdamMale’s online store, along with the store’s resident sex expert Dr. Kat, to put together pointers for how to re-light the fire. […]

UFO Follows Boy Home and He Has Video to Prove It

We’ve seen UFOs over volcanoes and speculated that aliens may be protecting us from disasters. We’d seen UFOs over nuclear plants and speculated that aliens may be protecting us from ourselves. A 9-year-old boy in Georgia took a video of a UFO that he said had been...

LGBT archive at USC preserves personal stories from a hidden past

The paper is yellowed now, the penciled cursive fading, but the letters from the World War II Women's Army Corps servicewoman to her sweetheart are romantic as ever.

Myanmar's backsliding leads to doubt about U.S. diplomacy strategy

The State Department's second-ranking diplomat flew to Myanmar in May to urge the country's leaders not to adopt a tough "population-control" law apparently aimed at halting growth of persecuted ethnic minorities.

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