Embrace the Paradoxen™

Welcome to OTOHOTO (“On The One Hand, On The Other”), my new blog on perspective…which covers some pretty broad territory. Curiosity, empathy and osmosis have taught me that it’s crucial to keep an open mind and look at things from a variety of points of view to shape my perspective. My own background is shaped by multiple perspectives and filled with paradoxen: qualitative marketing researcher by profession, lawyer by training (and the soul-crushing of my early 20s), and comedian/writer by the seat of my pants (that is, if I were wearing any at the time of this posting). With OTOHOTO, I’m not attempting to reconcile the paradoxen, I’m just going to embrace them. I strive to make connections (sometimes humorous) between people, ideas, words, cultures and cultural reference points, in the hope of shining light on our shared humanity…and inanity. OTOHOTO is my playpen. Thanks for playing with me! Read more.

Scrabblosophy

June 18, 2015

I’m sure you can find something philosophical about Candy Crush or Angry Birds (?), but I don’t play those...

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Engineered to Annoy

March 23, 2015

I’m hesitant to mock the advertising for any product because someone I know may have worked on it…

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Just At This Moment Of The World

November 5, 2014

As she often does, Joni Mitchell captures an essential, elevating state of being.

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Saints Alive

October 24, 2014

Art is everywhere. The city is vibrant. The resilient mélange of its inhabitants give New Orleans its unique character...

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Both Sides Now

September 30, 2014

This blog is in part about reconciling two hands, making connections between people, and between ideas.

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Wait, You Mean There’s Another Point of View?

September 22, 2014

Sadly, so much of what passes for discourse in society is just noise - the louder it is, the...

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A Perspectives Company—WTF???

September 18, 2014

Some people have asked, "What does it mean to be a perspectives company?” I'm glad you asked!

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You Don’t Need Me…Ok, Maybe You Do

September 17, 2014

A lot of people think consumer research is overrated. “I could do that. We know what our customers want....

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Perspective from Sid Caesar

September 16, 2014

How Sid Caesar taught me about perspective.

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Sometimes you gotta fake it till ya make it.

August 19, 2014

Most of us know the power of self-fulfilling prophecies. Let’s not overlook the potential for self-deluding prophecies—sometimes you gotta...

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Thank you, Robin Williams

August 11, 2014

Laughter is an enema for the soul.

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