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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.

 

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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Coincidence, Serendipity or Something Bigger?

March 19, 2015 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

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When I first began my journey to living a sober life, there was a lot of talk of God.

That freaked me out.

I mean it’s not that I had an issue believing in a power greater than myself. Though I grew up with...

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Identity: Finding Myself in the Light of the Desert

March 18, 2015 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

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After I graduated high school and prepared myself to head off for college, I remember sitting with my mom and a bunch of her friends as they talked about various high school and college grads from the area. Growing up where I...

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Manifesting Success: Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey 21 Day Meditation Challenge

March 17, 2015 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

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On Monday morning I started another of Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey’s 21-day meditation challenges. The gist is simple, you sign up and each day you get an email with a link to the day’s meditation. You also have the option of...

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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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