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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.

 

Desire and Destiny: A 21-Day Journey

November 11, 2013 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

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Last spring a friend of mine suggested that we do a 21-day meditation challenge being presented by Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra. You sign up online, and each morning you get an email with a link to a guided meditation. I had just...

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Finding Joy Through Bittersweet Tears – The Downfall of DOMA and Prop8

June 26, 2013 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (4)

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So for those of you coming a bit late to the story … I’m gay.

That this should matter, that this should even be an issue seems silly, right? It should matter about as much as any other descriptor that qualifies who I...

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Ch-ch-ch-changes …

April 30, 2013 in News & Events, Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (0)

I’m not referring to the song title.

I’m not stuttering.

I’m not cold.

The slightly chattering teeth would be the chill of anticipation and, if I’m being honest, just a touch of nerves about a rather monumental decision I’ve made.

At the end of January 2013 I shifted my...

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When a City Gets to Heal: The Downtown Project and Entrepreneurship in Las Vegas

April 2, 2013 in Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense, Uncategorized | Comments (0)

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Finding Passion in Serendipity or How a Trip to Vegas Changed My Life

December 30, 2012 in Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (0)

It was unexpected. That I would come to Vegas at all on my own volition in and of itself was an unusual thing. That I chose to do so in the summer, which is akin to stepping onto the surface of the sun, was downright...

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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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