Category Archives: Relationships

Same Love, Same Rights® Boston LGBT Wedding Expo

Gay marriage, same-sex marriageSunday, November 8th is the 11th Annual Same Love, Same Rights® Boston LGBT Wedding Expo.  If you’re contemplating getting hitched or are engaged, you may want to head over to the Sheraton Commander overlooking the Cambridge Common Park in Harvard Square.

Same Love, Same Rights Boston LGBT Wedding Expo
Sunday, November 8th from 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Sheraton Commander Hotel at 16 Garden St. in Cambridge

Love has no labels

A lot of us make snap judgments based on what we see—whether it’s race, age, gender, religion, sexuality, or disability. Yet most of us aren’t even conscious of our prejudice. That’s why it’s called implicit bias. Can you spot implicit bias in yourself?  Take the quiz,

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine's DayFor those of you who are in a happy relationship – use Valentine’s Day as another opportunity to tell that other person how much they mean to you.  But out of respect to those around you try not to be obnoxious about it.

I think this couple does this perfectly.  Happy Valentine’s Day.

Are you Peggy or Viola

Valentines DayI post this every year and never tire of it.  I like to inquire – are you Peggy or Viola? I suppose to put this in Golden Girls lingo, “Are you Blanche or are you Rose?”

Making the case for Valentine’s Day

Making the case for Valentine's DayNot everyone likes Valentine’s Day which is later this week.  I can understand why some may not be all that enthusiastic about the holiday, but if I could make a wish, it would be that this fortune will become everyone’s reality.

If there is someone in your life whom you love – romantically or otherwise – let them know.  Valentine’s Day encourages you to verbalize what that friend, family member or special someone means to you; that is something  we could all get better at doing. Happy Valentine’s Day.

Addicted to Serial

Sarah Koenig,  Julie Snyder, Dana Chivvis, Emily Condon, Hae Min Lee, Adnan SyedI’m a sucker for detective stories so when a colleague told me about the podcast series, Serial, I was intrigued.  After listening to the first episode, I knew I was hooked. I’m still listening to Season 1 which was first released in October 2014 and cannot get the story out of my head.

Is this a catastrophic miscarriage of justice – once again highlighting the inequities in America’s judicial system that disproportionately imprisons men of color – or did Adnan Syed commit the heinous crime he was convicted for? I really have no idea and that is the hook that has me obsessing over this series.

Season 1 Episode 1 The Alibi: It’s Baltimore, 1999. Hae Min Lee, a popular high-school senior, disappears after school one day. Six weeks later detectives arrest her classmate and ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, for her murder. He says he’s innocent – though he can’t exactly remember what he was doing on that January afternoon. But someone can. A classmate at Woodlawn High School says she knows where Adnan was. The trouble is, she’s nowhere to be found.

How to survive a Boston winter

For the past few years, I’ve been writing posts in the fall to help people prepare for the oncoming winter and yesterday I shared my first tip, BosGuy Tip #1: Book a vacation now.

snuggle buddy

Cuddle Buddy Material

BosGuy Tip #2: Find a cuddle buddy. Since we can’t all afford to fly away every week, one needs a more practical if not economical option as well.  For this reason I strongly recommend identifying a cuddle buddy.

Not only can this help keep you warm during those colder months, but it has a number of other benefits that I don’t care to get into detail on this blog but probably are evident to my readers.  Summer is now over and hibernation is far more fun (not to mention warmer) with another.