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  • Mubarak rumored to step down within hours
    It seems the pressure is too great. The labor unions have joined in. The world press is against him. The number of protesters swells every day. More and more are being killed and arrested– and, according to Al Jazeera, the army is torturing prisoners. Word is the Army has already stopped Mubarak from handing over power to Suleiman, his VP. The head of Egypt’s...
    by at February 10th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Egyptian Parliament called Castle of Corruption
    The man in his desert dress with his veiled wife and two sons camped outside the Parliament gates near Tahrir Square in Cairo. “This building, this parliament is a Castle of Corruption,” he tells the journalist. We’ve got quite a few of those castles on the planet.
    by at February 10th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Tweet from Egypt: Missing. Pls spread the word
    this is one kind of Tweet I’m getting from Egypt: RT @soheirabaza: Ziad Mohamed Bakir, graphic designer, missing since 28 Jan 2011 , his parents are still looking for him pls spread the word
    by at February 9th, 2011 at 01:02 pm
  • Tahrir Square
    Tahrir or Liberation Square Cairo Egypt I love this shot from the Egypt Daily News. http://www.egyptdailynews.com/
    by at February 9th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Egyptian pop star calls Mubarak Egypt’s forgetful father
    How bout the Egyptian pop star Tamir Hosni who got up on stage in Tahrir Square to tell the crowd that Mubarak is Egypt’s father. Even a father with several children can forget their names, he told the pro-democracy anti-Mubarak protesters. They must understand that with 80 million Egyptians, their “father”  should be forgiven for forgetting the needs...
    by at February 9th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Watch YouTube of Wael Gohnim
    This Egyptian TV interview with the recently released Google executive who led the Facebook revolution in Egypt is emotionally wrenching. Watch and understand why thousands of new protesters were on the streets today in support of the pro-democracy, anti-Mubarak movement. It is in Arabic with option of English subtitles. http://blogs.wsj.com/dispatch/2011/02/08/the-interview-with-wael-ghonim-that-galvanized-protesters/
    by at February 8th, 2011 at 04:02 pm
  • Google Exec released in Cairo
    Don’t think because you have an important position with an international company in Egypt that you are safe from the secret police. The head of Google marketing for the Middle East has just been released in Cairo after being arrested in Tahrir Square. Wael Gohnim has been missing for more than two weeks. He is considered one of the behind-the-scenes leaders of the...
    by at February 7th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Mubarak – Release all journalists!
    Al Jazeera is making a plea for one of their reporters to be released. He was last seen being taken into custody by the Army at Tahrir or Liberation Square in Cairo. He is not the only journalist to be detained by Mubarak forces. Many have been released, but not all. The Mubarak government continues to harass journalists, seizing and/or destroying their equipment. At least...
    by at February 6th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Demand Red Cross be ready for Tahrir
    I have it from a Georgetown U. professor (Egyptian) speaking on on Al Jazeera that the Egyptian Army is preparing to lay siege to the pro-democracy protesters in Tahrir or Liberation Square in Cairo. He gave a wonderful and clear analysis of the crisis and the thinking and strategy of the Mubarak government. He demanded that the Red Cross be ready to supply the protesters...
    by at February 5th, 2011 at 07:02 pm
  • Mubarak a pharaoh trained by the Romans
    Mubarak is a genius who has maintained an iron grip on Egypt for 30 years. Any true opposition risks being arrested, tortured and jailed. Egyptian prisons are full of political prisoners. Egypt is one of America’s favorite spots for rendition (define as USA exporting political prisoners for interrogation by torture.) If the protesters go home, they risk being hunted...
    by at February 5th, 2011 at 10:02 am
  • UCLA students extracted from Egypt
    An Egyptologist friend of mine  was in Egypt with UCLA students when the revolution in Egypt broke out. This is the story of how they got from the middle of Egypt at the Al Amarna site of the Pharaoh Akhnaten overland to Cairo and finally home. http://today.ucla.edu/portal/ut/coordinated-efforts-bring-bruins-191803.aspx
    by at February 4th, 2011 at 08:02 am
  • 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
  • Wildflowers on Hwy 58 California
    Hwy 58 Wildflowers (Lupine) photo by Peg Pinard Thank you to Peg Pinard for providing these shots of the wildflowers growing along Highway 58 in California.  This is the lovely windy two lane scenic route from Santa Margarita over to Bakersfield, starting at Hwy 101 and crossing over the 5.  Hwy 58 will take you all the way to Barstow, but not many wildflowers...
    by at March 25th, 2010 at 10:03 am
  • Irish Black & Tan on St. Patrick’s Day
    We like to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a big way here at the Beach.  It takes two PhD’s to put this special Black & Tan together.  Use a lager on the bottom and pour the Guinness on top.  It helps that one of the PhD’s is in chemical engineering.  He’s the one that came up with the spoon. photos by Carol Georgi Dr. Nielsen and...
    by at March 21st, 2010 at 12:03 pm
  • Crescent Moon Magic
    Crescent Moon photo by Carol Georgi
    by at March 21st, 2010 at 12:03 pm
  • Writers Bench and Rainbow
    Pot of Gold Rainbow from the Writers Bench photo by Carol Georgi We call this our Writers Bench.  May the Rainbow be our muse!  Photo by Carol Georgi.
    by at March 10th, 2010 at 11:03 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
  • Stormy Sunset
    Sunset on a stormy day Storms Storms and more Storms. We still can be lucky and have a beautiful Shell Beach sunset, thanks to a fleeting break in the clouds. photo by Carol Georgi
    by at March 5th, 2010 at 01:03 pm
  • Calm between the storms
    A Break in the Storms Carol captures a calm clear Shell Beach sunset in between storms.
    by at January 25th, 2010 at 09:01 am