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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.

 

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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Giving Desolation a Voice

August 30, 2012 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

In the summer of 2012 I made landfall in Las Vegas – the place that was to be my new home and the beginning of my new journey. But I get ahead of myself because at the time I just thought that I was on...

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Greetings and Salutations …

August 25, 2012 in Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (0)

That’s Some Pig …

A feast for the birthday of dear friend Chris Heuer. So of course that means getting a 125 suckling pig, building a fire pit in the yard and slow roasting it for several hours.

And yes, I do realize the somewhat sick irony...

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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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People Making Change: Andrew Forsthoefel

August 15, 2012 in Personalities & Profiles | Comments (0)

When he graduated college in the spring of 2011, Andrew Forsthoefel felt restless. He had many ideas about what he wanted to do, the mark he wanted to make on the world. So he did what any self-respecting young man would do. In October 2011...

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People Making Change: Augusta Scott

August 15, 2012 in Personalities & Profiles | Comments (0)

In the world that is Zappos culture, much is emphasized with regards to the individual. It’s a company that lauds its employees for their uniqueness, empowers people at every level to take ownership and make decisions and, above all, encourages people to push their boundaries...

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People Making Change: Michael Cornthwaite

August 14, 2012 in Personalities & Profiles | Comments (0)

Amidst the increasing bustle that is downtown Las Vegas at the corner of 6th and Fremont streets sits a building adorned with a large neon sign. It reads “Emergency Arts”. Equal parts coffee shop, co-working, geek resource library and gallery space – the central cog...

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People Making Change: Natalie Young

August 14, 2012 in Personalities & Profiles | Comments (0)

Ah, serendipity. To be honest, that’s not really a word that I’d ever have expected to be using in conjunction with Las Vegas, but after spending this week here my perspective has shifted. That is largely, if not entirely, due to meeting people precisely like...

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We Interrupt this Series … for SXSW 2013

August 13, 2012 in News & Events | Comments (3)

In the spirit of supporting the amazing people I know who have proposed some great content for SXSW 2013, I’m interrupting my Zappos & Downtown Project Adventure Blog Post Series to bring you a great laundry list of sessions for which you just have to...

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