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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.

 

Everything That Happens in Vegas…

August 2, 2012 in Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (1)

For the record, I don’t really like Las Vegas.

It’s a dry, hot, mostly nocturnal place pervaded by an array of things that I either don’t do or don’t find interesting. At least that’s how I’ve categorized it to-date. I suppose that’s a pretty strong view...

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Political Animals … The Real Kind

July 30, 2012 in Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense, Personalities & Profiles, the conversation | Comments (0)

The other day someone asked me if I would ever consider working in politics.

Once I stopped hysterically laughing I paused, gasping for breath, and said … “Um. No.”

The reason for that, frankly, is that by and large I find politics utterly and completely distasteful –...

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Irony Cuts Deep

July 23, 2012 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

Irony – \ˈī-rə-nē also ˈī(-ə)r-nē\ (1) : incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result (2) : an event or result marked by such incongruity

I have a confession to make. Occasionally I’m a hypocrite. The thing...

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People Making Waves: Happiness and Unearthing Experts with #One4One

July 9, 2012 in It is what it is - opinion column, the conversation | Comments (0)

This week’s episode of my podcast (which is Tues. at 10A Pacific) has some amazing women on it, and as the topics are really invigorating ones for me, I figured a blog post was in order. So here goes…

There’s a secret to happiness. Well, not...

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Declaration of (Digital) Independence

July 4, 2012 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

Amidst fluttering fury ... stillness

Being still. It’s something with which I have a relatively difficult time. a friend once described me as having the energy and social stamina of a hummingbird. Having a deep connection to those little whirring delights, I took that as an...

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The Invitation and Mary Oliver … Inspiration and Spirit

June 29, 2012 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

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As I child I was a voracious reader, consuming books faster than my parents could get them on the shelves that lined most walls of my room. Sadly, today my consumption rate is far surpassed by the magnetic attraction that I seem to...

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A “Perfect Ending” to a Crowdsourced Start

June 18, 2012 in Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (0)

Jessica Clark & Barbara Niven

As the saying goes it takes a village to raise a child … and apparently today you also can fund a film that way. When Nicole Conn (Claire of the Moon, Elena Undone) and Marina Rice Bader came up with a...

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June is Bustin’ OUT All Over

June 11, 2012 in News & Events, Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (0)

When Rogers & Hammerstein wrote Carousel in 1956 I’m pretty sure that they weren’t referring to June being Pride month; but since it is, it feels appropriate to reference the fact that June is bustin’ OUT.

Over the next several weeks I’ll be penning a...

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Insidious Assault: When Mistakes Become Bigotry – The Full Story

May 23, 2012 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

As with so many things, it seemed simple. It was a situation that on the surface seemed benign, innocuous, but that at its core represented the most dangerous kind of bigotry as well as a valuable lesson about the pitfalls of failed communication on the...

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Resonating Through History: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Clarion Call

January 16, 2012 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument

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Today is a holiday in the US. Well, kind of. I mean it’s a holiday that everyone should be observing, but sadly there are many who make it optional.

To me, there is nothing optional about Martin Luther King, Jr....

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