Archive for the ‘A Point of View’

  • Al Jazeera gets a gold star!
    In the past I have been down on Al Jazeera. I admit I was wrong. In fact, I’d like to give them a gold star. My experience with the 24hr news station from Qatar had been limited to the Arabic version viewed while in the Middle East and a few years back. The crisis in Egypt, and the particularly poor coverage by the American press during the early days, sent me to...
    by at February 3rd, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Will Tehrir Square become Tienanmen?
    We are all watching to see what the Army does next. Mubarak’s security police are in plain clothes. Pro-democratic supporters have seized police ID cards from pro-Mubarak attackers. You could hear gunshots on live feed from AlJazeera – the government claims they have not fired on the crowd.  Is Mubarak using camels instead of tanks like the Chinese did in...
    by at February 2nd, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Mubarak’s thugs attack women and children in Tahrir Square
    Egypt I thought Obama looked mad last night – especially when he said the word “now.” He had talked to Mubarak for 30 minutes and had seen how intransigent he was. You can see Mubarak’s thugs – rumored to be about 75,000 paid gangsters who terrorize the population – attacking the peaceful democracy protesters in Tahrir Square in Cairo...
    by at February 2nd, 2011 at 10:02 am
  • Life Choices: Pursuing Your Passion
    Life Choices: Pursuing Your Passion Look for the release of a new Life Choices anthology on March 11 in Las Vegas. 26 authors tell how they are pursuing their passions. Judi Moreo’s Turning Point Publications has turned out two Life Choices books in the last year. Pursuing Your Passion is the third volume in this continuing series of  inspirational stories told...
    by at January 23rd, 2011 at 08:01 pm
  • Merry Christmas 2010
    Merry Christmas 2010
    by at December 23rd, 2010 at 09:12 am
  • Deep talk makes you happier than small talk
    "Dr. Conversation" Loren Ekroth PhD The following excerpt is from an article in Better Conversation Newsletter put together by my friend Loren Ekroth, PhD.  It explains why those late night conversations under the stars, around the campfire, or over a brandy are so satisfying. The eternal questions about life, its meaning and our purpose (or even if we have...
    by at July 6th, 2010 at 08:07 am
  • Why rural whites still vote GOP & the Tea Party is dangerous
    This is an article I wrote back in November 2008, but as nothing seems to have changed, and in fact might even be accelerating with the rise of the Tea Party crowd, I think it worth dragging out of the archives for another look. Although the demographics of the typical Tea Party can be suburban, rather than rural, they display similar characteristics of “every man...
    by at May 27th, 2010 at 01:05 pm
  • The Red Mirror Series
    Isis The Red Mirror Series I finished “Isis,” the first book in the Red Mirror Series, am putting together query letters which feels a lot like college applications.  The final draft of “Isis” came in at 93,000 words or about 275 pages.  I like to create a total package, so put together the cover you see here. The next book is spinning in...
    by at May 26th, 2010 at 08:05 am
  • Save the Whales Again!
    A Whale of a Tale. To save Earth from an alien probe, Kirk and his crew go back in time to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it, humpback whales. Remember that great Star Trek IV movie from 1986? Maybe we need some intervention in 2010 cause it seems like even the Obama people don’t get it. How can that be possible?  I’m sure he has some...
    by at May 25th, 2010 at 09:05 am
  • The Garden Dude
    New Blog for Dudes (and Babes) who love growing and living green. If you are looking for fun and information all in one place, you should check out this new blog  TheGardenDude.com dedicated to sustainable vegetable agriculture in your own back (and front) yard. David is The Garden Dude from California who has perfected, or at least is on the road to mastering, the...
    by at April 1st, 2010 at 07:04 am
  • Press Release for Hopeless Romantic
    I CONFESS – I am a hopeless romantic. I hope I keep on being romantic til my last breath! ExpertClick.com for Sandra Gore Nielsen press release This is a fun press release for “A True Love Story” written by me, Sandra Gore Nielsen, for the book “Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths.” The book was published and edited by Judi Moreo, author...
    by at March 25th, 2010 at 10:03 am
  • Oscars 2010
    I confess.  I am a movie junkie.  I watch the Academy Awards.  I love the Oscars.  I like criticizing the dresses – and admiring the good ones.  Luckily, we have TIVO so we speed through the ads.  Is that fair?  Don’t know and don’t care cause I couldn’t plow my way through the evening otherwise.  I really fear brain death,...
    by at March 8th, 2010 at 12:03 pm
  • Sex and the Zen of Shopping
    Sex and the Zen of Shopping or How to Shop Smart in a Dumb Economy (color edition) A bit like a small child, a book seems to suck all the creative energy right out of your soul.  If you don’t feed it and nurture it all the time, it withers and dies.  That’s where I’ve been – creating and rearing my book-child “Sex and the Zen of...
    by at January 8th, 2010 at 01:01 pm
  • The Temptation of Vegas
    I feel like a woman with a husband and a lover.  They each speak to a deep need in my soul, but neither, on its own, can satisfy me.  That’s the choice between Las Vegas and Shell Beach.  They pull at me, hard, in opposite directions and I need to be both places to feel complete. Throbbing Las Vegas with its pulsing avenues lined with a crazy patchwork of...
    by at November 3rd, 2009 at 11:11 am
  • Beauty Ideals and Morphing through time
    For a lovely morph through time of the ideal beauty of woman’s face , check out this youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUDIoN-_Hxs
    by at August 24th, 2009 at 04:08 pm
  • Use Twitter to confuse Iranian security forces
    Thank you to www.peymanmeli.org for image. If you are on Twitter, set your location to Tehran and your time zone to GMT +3.30. Security forces in Iran are hunting for bloggers using location/timezone searches. The more people at this location, the more of a logjam it creates for forces trying to shut down Iranians’ access to the internet. Please pass on. FYI : ...
    by at June 23rd, 2009 at 10:06 am
  • Larry Hart’s PRAISE at South Point Casino
    I had the privilege of seeing Larry Hart’s production of Praise in the reception hall of Hart Mansion when he first launched the show before a small private audience of friends and special invited guests. The rhythm and sounds of this unique show reflect Larry’s spiritual diversity with an eclectic mix of tunes and dance drawn from a full spectrum of religious...
    by at June 18th, 2009 at 09:06 am
  • Obama-Reid Coliseum a night of joyous celebration
    Last night the Coliseum at Caesar’s Palace was filled with supporters of Sen. Harry Reid, but it was President Barack Obama that elicited the sheer joy and exuberance that electrified the air.  Broad smiles and glowing faces, strangers interacting like old friends, the mood was one of both relief and gratitude.  So many in that vast audience had worked...
    by at May 27th, 2009 at 12:05 pm
  • California Court upholds same sex marriage ban
    Back in the Midwest on that great expanse of prairie, we used to dream of California as a beacon of light and progress and everything that we considered forward thinking in American society.  We used to believe that as goes California, will the rest follow in time. I never thought I would see the day when Iowa was more socially advanced than the Golden State. The...
    by at May 26th, 2009 at 11:05 am
  • Create Reid’s campaign slogan and meet Obama
    If you’re clever with words and a Nevada resident, you could meet President Barack Obama Tuesday night at Caesar’s Colisseum.  The Harry Reid campaign has offered a pass to a backstage reception with President Obama, Sen Reid and other celebs to the Nevadan who submits the winning campaign slogan for Reid’s relection run in 2010. There are just three...
    by at May 22nd, 2009 at 04:05 pm
  • World Affairs Council back with Ruan Zongze
    I’m happy to report that the Las Vegas chapter of the World Affairs Council is back in action.  They have changed their name and merged with the local chapter of the NCFR (Nevada Council on Foreign Relations) to form the Nevada World Affairs Council.  Their next major event will be an evening with Ruan Zongze, the Minister Counselor of the political department...
    by at May 14th, 2009 at 10:05 am
  • Why rural whites vote GOP
    The following article was posted mid-Nov 2008 during the 14 month missing (deleted) time period of my site.  I was able to reconstruct it and am re-posting now. With the election of Barack Obama, America selected not just a black President, but a visionary President with grand ideas for social reform and a better future.  Although there was some crossing of...
    by at May 1st, 2009 at 03:05 pm
  • The Law in Russia and Las Vegas – LVWAC luncheon
    You are invited to lunch with the Las Vegas World Affairs Council Oct 26 @ 11:30a for their 3rd annual public luncheon highlighting visits to our city by delegations of Eastern European judges. This year the guest judges are from Russia and the luncheon will include a discussion of “The Law in Russia and Las Vegas” with several of the judges participating...
    by at October 17th, 2007 at 06:10 pm
  • Sandra’s Showcase: Sheila Z
    Sandra’s Showcase highlights intellectual, spiritual and motivational talent in Las Vegas, people whose lives are dedicated to making a difference – in our town, in our country, maybe even across the globe. Sheila Z certainly fits that job description. I first met Sheila at a weekend seminar with Dr. John Demartini, one of the featured contributors to the...
    by at August 14th, 2007 at 08:08 am
  • Sandra’s Showcase: Sheila Z and the Climate Project
    There are many fascinating personalities in our town, following a myriad of different paths, living vastly different lifestyles, pursuing diverse destinies – all of them influencing our lives and our local culture in their own unique way. Sandra’s Showcase will highlight intellectual, spiritual and motivational talent in Las Vegas. These articles will feature...
    by at August 14th, 2007 at 08:08 am
  • LVWAC Downtown Presidential Series
    The public is welcome to join this event sponsored by the Las Vegas World Affairs Council (LVWAC) on Aug 24 when presidential candidate Sen. Mike Gravel (D-Alaska) will speak on “The Solar Hydrogen Economy: A New Energy Policy for America.” A long-time activist, this former senator is known for his efforts to end the draft after Vietnam and for putting the...
    by at August 11th, 2007 at 03:08 am
  • Sen Reid Town Hall Meeting on Coal Plants
    Senator Harry Reid will be hosting a town hall discussion on “Nevada’s Role in Achieving Energy Independence.” This is a great opportunity to hear and be heard concerning the complex issues surrounding energy independence and the environment. The event has been rescheduled for Mon Aug27 @ 10:30am. Venue is the Springs Preserve 333 S. Valley View Las Vegas...
    by at August 1st, 2007 at 08:08 am
  • CineVegas – Thoughts on Directors
    CineVegas is a wild smorgasbord of the sweet, sour and spicy flavors of the human condition served up from the imagination of the director’s mind. To create a film, long or short, to journey from concept to final cut, to choose one story out of billions of possibilities is such an amazing feat. It requires tenacity, focus and concentrated vision. There is rarely...
    by at June 15th, 2007 at 03:06 pm
  • Just Another Man – that’s Clint Holmes
    I didn’t have any particular expectations when I went to see Clint Holmes and "Just Another Man" last night at Bayley Theatre. I’d seen Clint perform; he’s a great singer and entertainer and that’s what I thought I would get out of the show – hear good music and be entertained. I was not prepared to be seized and drawn into a...
    by at June 3rd, 2007 at 10:06 am