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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Standing Up and Standing Your Ground: Spirit Day 2012

October 19, 2012 in It is what it is - opinion column, Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (0)

WARNING: This post includes profanity. If that offends you, you may wish to avoid reading or at least have some grains of salt nearby.

It’s true that bullying takes many forms, from the most simple of mean looks or hurtful comments up to deeply violent...

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In-Flight Dog Deaths: Time to Put Airlines in the Dog House

September 27, 2012 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (1)

Wow.

So, yesterday I saw a post from my pal Christine Herron about a dog dying on a United Airlines flight. The death, which happened several weeks ago, was an otherwise healthy, champion bloodline Golden Retriever owned by supermodel Maggie Rizer.

Then, this morning, another Facebook post...

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Contempt Prior to Investigation: How Setting Aside Preconception Leads to Serendipity

August 22, 2012 in It is what it is - opinion column, Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (0)

Funny.

I wrote this headline right after completing a trip to Vegas that would turn out changing my life.

It would appear, however, the inertia that has plagued my blog writing over the years took over and while my life went through a tectonic shift – something...

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Eager Entrepreneurship: A Saturday Morning Seminar

August 4, 2012 in It is what it is - opinion column, Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (0)

After about 20 years in the tech sector, having attended pretty much any and every event there is, and having produced/helped produce my fair share of others, there are a few things that one learns when it comes to planning events & talks in Silicon...

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