Saturday, March 31, 2007

Peanut for your thoughts?

I would like some straight answers on Iraq. I want to see our troups come home. I want to avoid a complete debacle when we leave, but I have no faith that this won't happen no matter what we do. I am mortified over the daily list of the dead from suicide bombings. I feel personally very culpable for these deaths, as an American citizen and I don't understand how our elected officials can sleep at night.

But I don't get the point of this kind of news coverage:
The Swamp - Chicago Tribune - Blogs.

Bush's "open mouth insert foot" policy of press relations wears on me. But I fear that this kind of coverage distracts from the real issues.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Well Done to Marie Pace

Marie Pace has been acknowledged as on of 31 women who are changing the history of Lafayette, Louisianna.

And she certainly deserves the award!

Her work during the 2005 Hurricane season was what brought her to prominence, but in actual fact she's been hard at work helping her community for years as the director of the Lafayette mission.

The article in the Lafayett Advertiser says:

Marie Pace began her affiliation with Scientology in the 1980s, when she was introduced to Dianetics and the religion it is based on, founded in the 1960s by the late science fiction novelist L. Ron Hubbard.

Her involvement in the community includes: Opening Applied Scholastics Lafayette in 1991. The nonprofit agency is devoted to teaching parents, students and educators how to learn without the use of drugs, labeling and memorization. The foundation of her teaching is Study Technology, developed by Hubbard.

The experience led Pace to open the Scientology Mission of Lafayette four years later. The first mission of its kind in Acadiana, the local Scientology Mission on Huggins Road, offers various techniques developed by Hubbard and taught across the globe in various Scientology churches. >>

A good, stable adult with love and tolerance in his heart is about the best therapy a child can have.~~~L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Scientology religion