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Find the Five: My first and only — Lindsay

I’ll start by admitting a fault of mine — I have a terrible memory when it comes to milestone events, the details about my history, etc. when it comes to friends and loved ones.  Some people remember every nuanced detail…the entirety of each possible answer to who, what, when, where, why, and how.  I remember broad strokes and imagery but my emotions about those moments are just as real.

I start with this explanation because I’ve spent about 20 days or so trying to remember how and when Lindsay Read More

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Find the Five: Carrie

Author’s Note:  In many ways, my birthday post to my lifelong friend Carrie was the genesis for the blog section I now call “Find the Five.”  And for those that don’t know, “the five” came from something my dad often reminded me of — we are truly blessed when we can count on one hand five people who will be there no matter what and who know us perhaps better than we know ourselves.  I imagine there is no real time or space that can make her less real a part of my life.  This post was not meant to be a celebration of her nor the post I would write if that were my intent. Read More

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Find the Five: Neil Guiliano – former Mayor, soon to be former CEO of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and general badass!

Author’s Note:  I originally drafted this on August 14, 2015.

PREAMBLE:  I don’t know why but I still think it’s really weird to know someone who was or is a Mayor of a city.  And I know two, including the current Mayor of Seattle, the quite amazing and highly performant Ed Murray.  I’ll digress here for just a minute and reminisce about some very tough conversations I had about voting for Mayor Murray – at the time, I didn’t know much about the candidates but I did know that pretty much anyone who was gay was voting for him because he himself is gay.  That didn’t feel like enough of a reason.  I pushed for more details and they were delivered, and I gladly voted for Mayor Murray who I feel is doing an exceptional job in office.  He and Michael also have exceptional taste in teriyaki establishments! :) Read More

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A week away…

It has been over a week since I have posted, and the only reason I have to give is that I was busy.  But with three blog posts in the hopper and a bunch of projects underway, I can’t feel bad about that.  Sometimes you just have to say things on your own time and for your own reasons.

It is one week until my 36th birthday.  And one week until my first birthday since my father has died.  It hasn’t even been six months.

I don’t know how other people deal with this particular moment in their lifetimes.  I don’t know many as “young” as me that have had to.  Perhaps only my friends Suzanne and Josh will relate — and for them, they lost parents far earlier than I did — Suzanne, in elementary school (when I thought she would be my wife) and Josh, in high school.

For me, this “moment of truth” has been a great blessing because it has taught me to really think about who I am and what I stand for.  And it has been a curse, because it also becomes the Mack Truck that bears down on me uncontrollably when I wish it would just go away.

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Find the Five: E. Tammy Kim – Korean-American Rock Star

An email from my friend Tammy today reminded me of one of the next Stickies that deserves my focus that will become a recurring part of my writing in a section I will call “Find the Five.”  I will post soon about what “the five” is all about and its origins for those that don’t know, but for now, I give you the first post dedicated to my friend of close to 30 years…e tammy kim Read More