Money

Let’s face it. Money is pretty important. It kinda ranks up there with oxygen. Most people hate talking about money. It makes us uncomfortable. We’re supposed to go around acting like we have a lot of it, but it’s considered impolite to talk about it in everyday conversation.

Or maybe you were taught that it’s evil to have money. That people who have money are not truly happy.

These negative thought patterns about money are RAMPANT in our society and unfortunately get passed from generation to generation.

The truth is, people who are financially independent have learned how to…


Pet care has been a passion of mine since I was a little boy. From the ages of seven to fourteen, I had at least thirty pets. Later on in the middle of college, I started a private pet care business. My first book, A Real San Francisco Story. With Pets, is six chapters long with each chapter focusing on a different identity of mine. Chapter One, Eric Curry’s Pets Pt. I talks about my identity as an Animal Lover. Even though I am no longer a pet care provider, having my own pets (and caring for other people’s pets)…


I started doing ride share as a way to find new clients for my pet care business. I saw it as getting paid to network with strangers. I’d leave my business cards in the door pockets, and try to strike up a conversation with each new face that popped up in my car. Usually I could find 2–3 solid contacts per week. There were a few other perks too: oil change discounts, gas cards, and roadside assistance. With the destination filter, I would only get rides going in a certain direction; many times I’d get paid to drive home. …


Pride Song

I grew up in a Conservative and religious household, so I didn’t attend my first Pride until I was 24, shortly after coming out. These days the day and month are almost sacred to me. I wrote this song a couple years ago during a time when I felt particularly proud of being queer. In my first book, A Real San Francisco Story. With Pets I talk about my first Pride experience and the inspiration for Pride Song in the chapter by the same name. Please enjoy!

So here’s the tale of little me

Who wasn’t always quite…


In 2013 I started Eric Curry’s Pets out of my tiny apartment in West Los Angeles. 6 1/2 years and 1,000 unique pets later, I learned a thing or two about starting a business! These are my top 20 tips, based on my own experiences and interviews I’ve had with over 100 pet care professionals. Although they are targeted towards those in the pet care industry, this information is useful for ANYONE who is beginning their entrepreneurial journey!

  1. Year one will be your worst year. Give it time and whatever you do, do NOT give up!!

Did you know that…


The matching t-shirts. The bros chugging beer at the all night ragers. The girls lined up in their Sunday best, waiting for their opportunity to be ripped to shreds.

What does being in a fraternity or sorority have to do with a successful college experience? A lot more than first meets the eye, I came to find out.

Before I continue, I must clarify that I am not talking about special interest or multicultural fraternities; I am talking about white booster societies. During my time at UCLA, approximately 30% of the student body was white. And approximately 30% of the…


I am not a mental health professional and my experiences are not meant to advise anyone. Every case is different. Please consult a mental health professional to discuss your personalized treatment plan.

My mental health challenges began during my freshman year of high school. I was totally unprepared for the academic rigor of my classes and the social pressures of trying to “fit in” with the cool crowd. While juggling my schoolwork, social life, and keeping my sexuality a secret, I succumbed into a deep depression.

I’ve always been a fairly open person, but I quickly learned to hide my…


Throughout 2020 but particularly during June and July, I remember lots of discussion on social media and in my own groups about the phrases All Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter. Black Lives Matter isn’t saying that all lives don’t matter, it’s saying that all lives CAN’T matter, UNTIL Black Lives Matter. You don’t treat your arm to save your foot. When the firefighters go to the neighborhood with the burning house, they focus 100% of their attention on JUST THAT HOUSE. As far as blue lives, well, there’s no such thing. It’s just a blue shirt.

Here’s the deal…


Photo by Delia Giandeini on Unsplash

Every year around Pride month, I take some time to reflect on the current state of my second family, the LGBTQ community. Growing up I wasn’t allowed to attend Pride, but these days, as a proud gay man, the day and month have become almost sacred to me. And with Harvey Milk’s birthday being a little more than a week before June, I can’t help but think about our place in society and the direction we are headed as a Movement.

Our community has historically been segregated from other groups. It has been an arduous, revolutionary, and sometimes painful journey…


Eric’s most recent book, “Essential: How America’s Investment in White Supremacy Led to the Year That Changed Everything’, is an overview of the historical events leading up to the election of Donald Trump, and 2020, the year that changed everything.

We’ve all had rough years, but NOTHING compared to 2020. The American middle class was already hanging on by a very thin thread. Then came the global pandemic, leaving the economy on the brink of collapse. 2020 was also the fourth year of Donald Trump’s presidency, so most of us had gotten used to being on edge, constantly expecting the…

Eric A. Curry

Eric is currently running for Congress in California’s 12th Congressional District. Follow him on Twitter @ericcurrysf and Instagram @ericcurryco

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