As a kid, I thought AIDS was just a joke. I know now that it’s not funny.
Jared Karol lives in Oakland, CA. He is a writer, an editor, a musician, a humorist, a rider of public transportation, a gay rights activist, the father of boy/girl twins, a San Francisco enthusiast, and a bunch of other stuff. You can find his writing on his personal blog, Lick the Fridge. He is also the co-founder---along with Amie Shea and Erin Margolin---of The Gay Dad Project, an exploration of the unique family configuration where one parent has come out as gay.
A son gains the maturity to contemplate the complexities of his mother’s identity and relationship to his father, who came out as a gay man.
Jared Karol on dealing separately with the confusion of having a gay father, and the man his father was.
When you’re a teenager and your father comes out as gay, you can end up feeling like there’s no one you can tell. Erin and Jared exchange letters about their experiences as the children of gay men.
14-year-old Jared Karol didn’t understand when his father told him he was gay. Now grown up, he hopes his own children won’t go through the same thing.
As accomplished as I may seem to be, I experience imposter syndrome, which tells me I will never be enough.
Central to healing boyhood sexual abuse, is the curative power of love and validation.
After eight years of higher education he landed a dream job, then left it all to be his own boss.
Douglas Luman considers boyhood and the difficulties of growing up in this “sourced poem.”
Acupuncture can deliver better moods, health and virility.
The tragic death of Mr. Anthony Riley was the catalyst for a worldwide collaboration to promote suicide prevention and mental health care. — As the late June day turned into early night, a group of[Read More…]
Farts are often a source of discomfort and embarrassment, so why do they double as an inspiration for humor, even literary beauty?
Happiness depends on what affects your perceptions. Timing is essential, and space in our lives is relative.
We all need to achieve a balance between responsibility, pleasure, and pain—but we get to it from different directions: people on the front lines of the struggle have to keep their heads from going up in flames; privileged people like me have to keep their heads out of the sand.
Today was a day when the Snake Eagles and Black Kites decided to make the perilous sea crossing to Africa.
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The depth of a man’s love and care doesn’t always show up in the palms of his hands.
Active families need active solutions to the inevitable encounters with poison ivy.
Jed Diamond can’t think of anything more important for the peace and well-being of the world than deepening the dialogue of what it means to be a good man.