What's Your Story?

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.

 

Strength of an Oak, Yet Bend Like a Willow

April 3, 2015 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

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Building the Hydrant Club has been a fascinating process for me. A seemingly vast array of inbound channels of new things to learn, each one fatter and more jammed with information than the next. I knew I’d be learning about...

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If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck …

April 1, 2015 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

Ah the smell of bigotry. It’s amazing how truly distinctive the aroma, even when wafting thousands of miles across the country.

I’m speaking, of course, about the states of Indiana and Arkansas (the latter of which should ONLY be smelling of the fine barbecue for which...

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Amber Glow of Memory

March 31, 2015 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

Photo Credit – Cathy Brooks

The other morning I woke up just as the sun was stretching its arms and reaching above the horizon. Padding into the living room and curling up on the sofa with my coffee, I gleefully pushed back the blinds to bathe...

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Football Isn’t Over: Tackled by Monday

March 30, 2015 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

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I just knew it. I knew that Monday was going to be ornery. Sunday had given me a heads up.

“Look out,” she whispered. “You’ve been super productive this weekend, totally nailed it with some big stuff and consider yourself ready to tackle...

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Following the Harmony of Success

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

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[suh k-ses] noun … The favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one’s goals.

Success.

It’s one of those words that seems to have a pretty clear meaning. In many places, especially US culture, success is measured by wealth, prosperity...

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Matching Inner Self With Outer Experience

March 26, 2015 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

Sitting this morning after the day’s offering from the current Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey 21-Day Meditation Challenge (which is focused on manifesting and sustaining success), I found myself musing on finding congruity between inner and outer life experience. The day’s message being that in order...

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Being Grateful Means Thanking Yourself

March 25, 2015 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

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If you heard a loud thump from Downtown Las Vegas, don’t worry. It was just me.

I fell off the daily writing rhythm for a bit. The last several days have been a remarkable whirlwind as the construction project to expand The Hydrant...

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The New Moon

March 22, 2015 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

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Cradled in indigo sheets, laying sweetly on her back, sending the most gentle of smiles across a sky under which we both dance. Did you look up to see? Did you look up to marvel? Did you look up? I did. Glancing...

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The Passage of Time

March 21, 2015 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

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Time.

It’s such a fascinating thing. When I was young, it seemed time stretched forever. I’d hear adults speak of how time passed quickly and wonder what they meant. As I’ve grown older, rather than all passing quickly instead I find a...

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Dreams + Waking State = Poetry

March 20, 2015 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

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Several days ago I wrote this post noting that I’d been having trouble remembering my dreams. While I’ve not been as diligent about my morning pages as I had hoped, I have been meditating both first thing in the morning as well as another...

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