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In today's world of information overload most people maintain a binary view of things. There's the left; and there's the right.

While I admittedly cant more to the port side than starboard, generally I find both sides full of cow pucky.

Welcome to something Other Than That - a nourishing environment that fosters intelligent discourse with fascinating people.

It's kind of like a social petri dish … just a lot less gooey and damp.

 

Hearts and Minds: Making a Cause Personal

February 27, 2015 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

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Revelatory.

It’s that moment when someone realizes that, while they may have been saying the right words to support a cause, their words were just that, only words.

There is a great and distinct difference between the intellectual clarity of understanding something and...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Steps Up … and Out

October 30, 2014 in It is what it is - opinion column, Theory & Opinion | Comments (0)

Like many, when I saw the news this morning that Apple CEO Tim Cook had made a public statement confirming what many already knew to be true – that he’s gay – I had a moment of pride. Here is someone at the top of their...

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Baking Season Begins … With Humble Pie

November 20, 2013 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

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When I lived in San Francisco, every year right around this time it began. Baking season. I grew up as the baker in the family, inheriting both an innate skill set as well as complete recipe box with instructions from the Brooks...

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Desire and Destiny: Day 4 … Perception + Awareness = Abundance

November 14, 2013 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.” — Marcel Proust

When I saw this quote posted with today’s meditation, I paused and smiled.

My father, who passed away almost 14 years ago, always emphasized...

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Desire and Destiny: Day 3 … Confident Me

November 13, 2013 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

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Third day into the 21-day meditation challenge and I’ve hit a snag. I got up as planned, fed the pups, started the coffee, then settled in comfortably on the sunrise soaked perch where I do my daily practice.

I tuned in...

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Desire and Destiny: Day 2 … Karma

November 12, 2013 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (1)

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Day two. Empowered me.

As yesterday focused on the the self - more specifically the root question of “who am I?” – today’s meditation began to bend that viewpoint outward, looking at that which we put into the world.

Ah yes, karma. That whole...

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Desire and Destiny: A 21-Day Journey

November 11, 2013 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

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Last spring a friend of mine suggested that we do a 21-day meditation challenge being presented by Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra. You sign up online, and each morning you get an email with a link to a guided meditation. I had just...

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Finding Joy Through Bittersweet Tears – The Downfall of DOMA and Prop8

June 26, 2013 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (4)

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So for those of you coming a bit late to the story … I’m gay.

That this should matter, that this should even be an issue seems silly, right? It should matter about as much as any other descriptor that qualifies who I...

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Ch-ch-ch-changes …

April 30, 2013 in News & Events, Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (0)

I’m not referring to the song title.

I’m not stuttering.

I’m not cold.

The slightly chattering teeth would be the chill of anticipation and, if I’m being honest, just a touch of nerves about a rather monumental decision I’ve made.

At the end of January 2013 I shifted my...

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When a City Gets to Heal: The Downtown Project and Entrepreneurship in Las Vegas

April 2, 2013 in Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense, Uncategorized | Comments (0)

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