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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.

 

Slaying (Inner) Dragons: Growing Up with Ulcerative Colitis

March 16, 2015 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

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I don’t talk about this very often. Mostly because it was so long ago that sometimes it feels like it happened to someone else.

I guess, in a way, it kind of did.

That’s what happens when a chronic disease sets up...

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Okay Universe, I’m Listening …

March 15, 2015 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

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Okay. I admit it. I can be a teensy bit stubborn.

While I prefer to think of it as my being of the “educational variety” – meaning that I best absorb information slowly over a period of time – the truth is that...

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Stepping back … Moving Forward

March 14, 2015 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

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It’s probably no coincidence that whenever I take one of those online quizzes that purports to answer the question – if you were a dog, what kind of dog would you be? – that I come up as German Shepherd.

High drive. Focused....

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Scorched Earth, Broken Heart, Healing

March 13, 2015 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

There are moments in life one remembers as a flickering film clip of history, moments that bring a smile as the reel plays – carefree childhood, coming of age, emergence to adult life and the cycle again to children and hope for the future.

This isn’t...

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Reason, Season or Lifetime

March 12, 2015 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

All things happen for a reason.

It’s a phrase bandied about frequently – often when something difficult has happened as a means to help one move through pain or discomfort to a place of reckoning, realization and (hopefully) learning and growth.

When I was 14 years old...

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The Garden (or Patience)

March 9, 2015 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

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So strange.

To have something so young so nascent so barely rising from the earth that nonetheless expands to fill a space.

Fresh leaves, young shoots rising and reaching towards the warmth of sun. Encouraged by coaxing, water and attention.

So young, so new and...

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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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