The SXSW 2012 Cattle Call: Panel Picker Voting Enters Its Final Week

August 31, 2011 in News & Events, Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (2)

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What? What’s that you say? It’s only August 2011, so what on earth am I doing talking about an event that doesn’t take place until March of 2012?

Simple. It’s SXSW – the annual rodeo of all things...

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Burning Up on Re-Entry – A Tale of Returning From Analog Bliss

August 23, 2011 in It is what it is - opinion column, Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (0)

The out of office message carried a pretty clear message:

In honor of the July 4th holiday I am taking my annual Digital Independence Vacation (aka digital cleanse).

For one week, I will be wholly unreachable for any and all matters related to work. Period.

I will neither...

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(Technological) Independence Holiday – AKA The Annual Digital Cleanse

July 1, 2011 in It is what it is - opinion column, Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (0)

It’s time.

The July 4th holiday is upon us and as has been the case for several years now, I’m heading to Sonoma, CA for some much needed R&R. As in the past, I am leaving all technology at home.

Yes, you read that correctly. All technology...

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Rebooting A Presentation … Two Days Before Going On Stage

June 17, 2011 in Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (1)

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It had been in my mind for a while, scurrying around the back corners of my brain peeping out occasionally then darting back into shadow. This idea, to tackle my next stage presentation about storytelling and the importance of one’s personal narrative as...

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“I’ve Got Your Back” – Hollaback! Campaign Gets Bystanders to Step Up & Stop Street Harassment

June 15, 2011 in Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (0)

DISCLAIMER: I am on Hollaback’s Board.

Street harassment. If you’re a woman, chances are likely that at some time someone somewhere (more than likely a man) proffered some sort of sketchy commentary in your direction. It could have been a whistle or a catcall. It...

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Dawn of a New Era: A New Role (Making it Official)

January 30, 2011 in Israel, Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (0)

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And so another pass from the realm of consulting to the world of start-ups. To be candid, this is more than a little like Tarzan swinging on a vine for me. My end goal not being part of bringing...

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Politics of a Different Sort: Drawing the Line Between Personal & Professional On-Line

November 2, 2010 in Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (0)

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It’s election day and as media outlets of all ilk are saturated with Blue & Red statistics, I was thrilled to get an email that had nothing to do with whether the Democrats would retain control of this or that or which Propositions...

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Alone in a Crowded Room: Turning Isolation to Power Through Stories

September 23, 2010 in It is what it is - opinion column, Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (1)

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In the shadow of this week’s loss on DADT in Washington, D.C., an email arrived in my inbox from someone whom I first met when I took my first baby steps of activism at Equality Camp in January 2009. As I moved my way quickly through...

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A Great Deal: Do a favor, get one in return

April 11, 2010 in Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (0)

exerciseelephants.jpg I have this friend who needs a favor … Don’t you love when people start things like that? Well in this case it’s true, and your doing the favor could score you something pretty cool. By day, Alison is a therapist and mindfulness coach, but...

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