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.
Codes of conduct can be useful and strategic for employers, but too many are contradictory and vague.
She takes form and uses it again and again in countless variations on a theme.
Running a business often is about sales, revenue, marketing, and the bottom line. But it can have soul too.
‘I’m losing a little, but I’m using everything I’ve got,’ says the 90-year-old artist Leonard Creo, for whom old age means working harder to achieve less than what he was used to doing before.
There is no way to be truly prepared, but James Woodruff shares what he learned when his mother was diagnosed with cancer.
What kind of love keeps two souls connected throughout an entire lifetime? Phil Tytanic shares his definition.
How you show up can improve morale, and the bottom line, if you’re brave enough to get real.
Love is scary, but you don’t have to let fear ruin your relationships.
Six months ago, Nate Bagley was engaged. Now he’s single and sitting in his basement. But he thinks he’s figuring it all out.
If you’re waiting until your kids are teens before you talk about gender, sexuality, and personal privacy rights, you are starting too late.
If you want us to open up, you need to be stronger than we are.
Mike Ang became inspired by a singular parenting moment and wanted to leave a legacy for his daughter that said “a daddy’s love lasts forever.” So he wrote a book.
We all face the same choice, to be authentic and true to your heart and mind, or pretend to be someone you are not.
Emotional maturity is not just a goal, it’s a practice of life.
Brett Ortler never could’ve imagined the magnitude of messes a toddler can make. Thank goodness for Babyganics.
Some values never lose their importance they just go out of style –time to bring this one back in a big way.
What we appreciate—and need—in a potential mate changes as we get older. James Michael Sama identifies eight ways our dating outlook shifts with—shall we call it, ahem, maturity instead of age?
Put an end to shaming by doing one beautifully simple thing.
Jordan Gray dives into when you should and when you shouldn’t get back with your ex.
Business owner Doug Wagner didn’t expect to learn 3 important lessons of leadership from grieving the loss of his best friend. But that’s exactly what happened.