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Benny Cartwright

My Life- Analyzed Through Pop Radio Hits

I have always scoffed at writers who use lines from popular songs as sentences in their columns. In my opinion, it is corny and not as creative as the writer would like to think. But after the month I have just had, I have to ask, "why does love always feel like a battlefield?"

USD Nonprofit Students' Class Project Becomes State Law

Most graduate level courses at the University of San Diego have some component that requires students to work together on a project to explore an issue or solve a problem. Rarely, however, does that project become California law.

Reflection: World AIDS Day

After all these years of knowing about HIV/AIDS, it still continues to amaze me that so many educated people fear it so much. The amount of discrimination that still exists is startling.

Socially Speaking- Why I Love San Diego

In most instances, people like you move here because you discovered San Diego is an amazing, beautiful place with the best climate in the country.

First Annual My Patriot's Pride a Success

About three dozen people gathered in Oceanside on Saturday for the first annual My Patriot's Pride. The purpose of the event was to honor LGBT veterans.

Emotional Shopping 101

I love flirting with the cute gays that are working in various stores. When they flirt back and give me the special “Fashion Valley gay discount”, well, the whole experience makes me feel just so good.

The Art of Listening

Listening is such a valuable skill to learn and practice. Not just hearing, but actually listening.

Adventures in Dating

Recently single, I find that boys are once again on my radar – dead center.