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  • iPinion turns three

    “Why is your logo green?” a friend once inquired. I didn’t have a response at the ready. Our former Director of Multimedia Tracy J. Thomas had chosen the color during our first re-design and I never stopped to question it. I’m sure she had her...
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  • The simplest truths

    by David Lacy “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.” – E.F. Schumacher *** As a kid I just didn’t get...
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  • Twelve phrases I hate with a passion

      1. It is what it is. Wow. Insightful. There literally is not a more obvious statement you could make about anything and everything in this world. If you go to someone for advice and he or she offers you this gem, commend him or...
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  • Interracial dating: It’s all the rage! But am I a closet imperialist?

    Last year, a study by the Pew Research Center study revealed that one in seven marriages in the United States are interracial. Additionally, the study found that “the most common configuration of interracial couples is a white male and an Asian female.” The relationship advice...
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  • Awards, accolades, and publications

    In 2012, we proudly showcased many of our contributors’ publications and awards. Amy Ferris and Hollye Dexter co-edited the anthology of essays “Dancing at The Shame Prom: Sharing the Stories That Kept Us Small” (published by Seal Press). Former iPinion Director of Multimedia Tracy Thomas...
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    • David Lacy

      C.O.O., Columnist and Co-Editor
    • December 28, 2012 in News

    Greetings from the iPinion editors

    Dear readers, iPinion was born from a love of ideas. Sometimes these ideas manifested as quiet pleas and protests. Other times they read as shameful confessions or proud disclosures. On still other occasions, they were clamorous shrieks of unabashedly, unapologetic opinion. You see, that’s the...
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  • Yes on California’s Proposition 34

    An Op-Ed by David Lacy Often it seems the only one who isn’t angry is Obie Anthony. The 38-year-old newlywed is accustomed to his story riling up listeners. Students, teachers and community members who hear Anthony speak of his 17 years of incarceration for a...
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  • I

    by David Lacy On our first date, I took Tawny to the movie of her choice: “Paranormal Activity 3.” I got a haircut, freshened my shave, splashed on cologne, washed the car (OK, I paid for someone to detail the car, inside and out), and...
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  • Bullies and bystanders: When cowards have audiences of cowards

    by David Lacy “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” – Edmund Burke. As new forms of bullying have increased in recent years (e.g., cyber bullying), one thing remains constant: Bullies have an extensive support system. A...
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