Will Our Non-Profit Boards Ever Learn?

Well the San Diego Pride Board did exactly what I predicted less than a year ago, it split ways with Executive Director Eric Heinritz. Fernando Lopez has been named the new Executive Director. Congratulations Fern. But… Besides bringing in someone from the outside who had no experience managing a pride event the size of San […]

How the Alabama Senate race sent Doug Jones’ son into the gay spotlight

After the LGBT community celebrated Doug Jones’ senate win last week in Alabama, beating homophobic and accused sexual predator Roy Moore, the LGBTQ community celebrated something else. Jones had a gay son – Carson Jones. In an exclusive new interview, Carson Jones talked with Hornet Stories’ Alexander Kacala and explained what he learned through his […]


A good friend of mine passed away unexpectedly last week. Mark and I were working together on a new start-up in the genetic medicine industry, he was only 56. Monday was my 57th birthday. Mark and I attended Harvard Business School together and were two of the youngest people in our class. Mark’s untimely death, […]


I was talking to my brother the other day about the recent mass shooting outside of Sutherland Springs, Texas and we were discussing how America has become numb to gun related mass killings. Instead of being horrified, we now ask, “How many people died”? Isn’t that a tragic commentary on American society? I am sure […]


The only constant is change. Whether “change” is positive or negative can only be determined in retrospect. One of the things I remember most from my days at Harvard Business School is the caveat “there are no right or wrong answers,” people make the best decision based upon the information in front of them. Decisions […]

Trump’s unfortunate political gestation

It’s been nine months since the election of Donald Trump and his political gestation has left America embarrassed and at substantial risk internationally and domestically. Trump has effectively gestated “bull horn” politics. No longer is racism, or nationalism, dog whistle politics. Trump has allowed the discriminatory views of some in our society to be amplified […]

Blessing of the Animals at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral this Sunday

In honor of St. Francis of Assisi Day, come to St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral for their annual Blessing of the Animals celebration at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8. All animals, big and small, are welcome. And all are welcome, too—no matter who you are or where you are on your journey of faith. Musician Pavel […]

Free speech

My partner Scott and I are on vacation in Central Europe and really are getting a fresh perspective on what Europeans think of President Donald Trump. Most Americans seem to be embarrassed by the president and cannot answer simple questions posed by European citizens. Simple questions like, “Do you support Trump,” “Is Trump representing the […]

Hep A crisis and needed Hillcrest action

San Diego, Sept. 16  — Letter to the editor: San Diego is facing a massive Hepatitis A epidemic. Seventeen San Diegans have died of this in the last few months. One this morning. Over 400 in hospital. This has been headline news in Time Magazine, the NY Times and Washington Post. HEP A is always […]

Here we go again …

Former District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis has thrown her hat in the ring to take over Supervisor Ron Robert’s seat when he terms out in 2018. While Dumanis has not formally started her campaign, she has filed the paperwork. This sets up a rematch between Nathan Fletcher and Dumanis who both ran for mayor, and lost, […]

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