Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Here's one of my favorite watercolor artists - Jan Kunz. She does beautiful paintings and is a great teacher as well.

I've learned to paint in watercolor through the help of people like Jan, who share their skill in books and articles so others can learn.

Monday, September 29, 2003

The Church of Scientology International has made available a series of human rights publications . What they found was that a major barrier to improving human rights was that many people were completely ignorant of the rights granted to them, making it so easy to erode them.

One of the booklets is designed to help young people understand the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Youth for Human Rights Int'l - Home is a non-profit organization that runs education programs in many different countries to make information about human rights available in a very simple format, so young people can understand their rights and insist on them.

All of these booklets are available for reproduction and use by anyone who wants to help.

Sunday, September 28, 2003

I haven't decided yet how to vote in the recall election. I actually haven't event decided whether to vote.

On an other note, I read on MSNBC today that they found out stress can cause many other problems.
This is absolutely true, but the good news is you don't have to "medicate" it. There are actually simple things you can do to reduce stress. The Scientology Handbook has a chapter that gives great suggestions on reducing stress. You can read it online, or order a copy of the booklet from Bridge Publications.

Saturday, September 27, 2003

Shana Tova - Happy Jewish New Year! And welcome to the year 5763.

I'm proud of my Jewish heritage and invite you to find out more about it here:Jewish Tradition Web Sites

On this day, I wish for a real and lasting peace in the Middle East.

Conflicts such as these are CAUSED. Here's a booklet, published by the Church of Scientology International, with articles by L. Ron Hubbard on the cause of conflicts.

Thursday, September 25, 2003

Words of wisdom for today:

Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Foggy day. Walking in to work today was like walking in a cloud. Strange weather for L.A. September's usually the hottest month of the year, here.

This is the time of year I miss the east coast the most, for the fabulous trees .

I'm from New York. We don't have autumn leaves there either (New York City that is). I always figured that was because trees need real air to make their leaves turn color. In New York the leaves just go from green to brown and fall off. But when I lived in upstate New York we had LEAVES!.

In LA, I can hardly ever tell what season it is. Especially now with the fog.

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

I wrote about the grand opening of the Church of Scientology International Human Rights and Public Affairs Office in Brussels a few days ago. Here's an article on this new Scientology office.

The day of the grand opening the church released a Human Rights proclamation.

Scientology is recognized as a religion in many countries, but there is still discrimination against it in Europe. This office is so important not only for handling this discrimination, but for helping to handle discrimination against any minority religion in Europe.

Monday, September 22, 2003

I was fortunate to be there for the re-naming and dedication of L. Ron Hubbard Way . What an exciting day. City Council President John Ferraro and L. A. Councilman Richard Alatorre helped dedicate the street. President Church of Scientology International, Rev. Heber Jentzsch, and Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center (RTC), were there too, as was John Travolta.

This street is the center of the largest Scientology community in the world, and the Los Angeles Church of Scientology and the American Sainth Hill Organziation (ASHO) are also on the street. ASHO is where the most expert auditors are training on the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course. An auditor is a Scientology minister who is trained to deliver Scientology spiritual counseling. ASHO Day is the church that is open Monday through Friday during the day. ASHO Foundation takes over at night and is open all weekend too.

Here's some information about the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course. It's named after Saint Hill in Sussex, England.

Thursday, September 18, 2003

My friend Jenny is a Dianetics Auditor and a really decent person.

I learned about Dianetics in 1970. A friend gave me Dianetics, the Modern Science of Mental Health to read, and it amazed me how much sense it made. I knew I could help people with this. And I was right! It is tremedously rewarding and fun to help people with Dianetics techniques. It's easy to learn. You can attend a Dianetics seminar at any
church of Scientology or Scientology mission.

Here's a web-site where you can read Dianetics, The Evolution of a Science online.

I highly recommend it!

And here's the Scientology and Dianetics Glossary where you can look up any words you don't understand.

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

The Church of Scientology International European Public Affairs and Human Rights Office has just opened in Brussels, Belgium.

It is such a beautiful office.

I'm very proud to be a Scientologist, and the work we do in the field of human rights.

The office is so beautiful, too. You can get an idea of how it looks here.

I read today that the US is spending more on public and private education
than other major countries, but are not getting the expected results.

Makes sense to me.

I loved my first 3 years of school and hated the rest.

Then I went away to college and majored in rebellion and drugs. Learned too much about that and not much of anything else.

None of it prepared me to be able to do anything with my life.

What turned my life around was finding out about Scientology in 1970.

Now I realize that the biggest problem I had in school was I didn't know how to study - and neither did my teachers or professors.

That's why I'm so excited about Applied Scholastics International. They have a terrific education program that works. It is based on the works of L. Ron Hubbard.

The campus, just outside of St. Louis, is so beautiful, and the staff are so helpful.

I wish I'd had the chance to go there when I was doing my teacher training.

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Mars is still bright in the LA sky (if anything and be bright in the LA sky.)

I still watch it every night.

Makes me happy to think it's the closest it's been to Earth in over 60,000 years.

When I was 5 years old, living in New York, my folks took me to the Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History in Central Park. I signed up for a raffle to be on the first passenger ship to the moon. I'm still hoping to make it this lifetime.