Welcome

YAY! You found me!

Whether accidental or intentional, I’m glad you’re here. If you’re open to hearing a view that’s slightly different from popular mainstream, then you might enjoy my OtherWise blog. Here, I’ll chat about general stuff, typically from a perspective you might not otherwise hear.

Just like my stories, my blogging ideas come from just about any and everywhere—the way a leaf falls to the ground, friends giggling and whispering in each other’s ears, current events and national catastrophes that impact us all, and maybe even a question or something that stumps me and I’ll need your help in broadening my understanding.

You heard that, right? I hope you’re open to commenting and sharing your opinion on a variety of topics. If not, that’s fine; I’ll just enjoy your presence. But, open exchange helps me learn and grow even more. Though some say I’m wise, I’ll never profess to know it all or be an expert in anything; thus, the name, OtherWise.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you’ll visit again real soon!

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United We Stand

“We’re looking at a delightful day. Currently 64 degrees. Absolutely pleasant …” That was the forecast predicted by meteorologist, Tom Sater, on September 11, 2001. At seven months pregnant, I clicked off the news, grabbed my briefcase, and then headed out the door. Who would’ve thought an ideal day would suddenly change so drastically? That 2,977 innocent lives would be tragically lost in a
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A Conversation in Black and White

Hi There! It’s been quite a while since we’ve chatted; but rest assured, I haven’t abandoned you. I’ve been deep in the trenches writing, writing, and writing. Many of my projects involve psychology-related research and various articles for journals. This keeps me extra busy as it sometimes requires travel for presentations. In fact, I’m headed to Canada in a few months to present my research.
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Sometimes, We Just Have to Wait

Kiersti Plog is my writer buddy, my critique partner, my prayer partner … my friend. She’s always sparking me to think about important stuff that, well, I don’t want to think about at the moment. Like peace, reconciliation, and patience. It seems as soon as I formulate a response, Kiersti has already moved on to another topic. These days, I just can’t seem to
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