Sunday, February 24, 2008

David Pomeranz accepts Award on Behalf of L. Ron Hubbard

David Pomeranz

I was just chatting with my friend David Pomeranz about the award presented to L. Ron Hubbard by the Dangerous Drugs Board of the Philippines Government for his work in the fields of drug education and rehabilitation (DDB awards Scientology founder, anti-drug crusader).

David told me a little more about the event than was in the government press release. A General who spoke at the award ceremony said that the Narconon program is in full swing in the Philippines and is successfully getting people off drugs like no other program they have ever seen. Another speaker talked about the Applied Scholastics program being piloted in the school system and about the excellent results the program is producing.

David is a multi-platinum award winning songwriter, performer and recording artist. His 1999 album Born for You is the biggest selling album of all time in the Philippines,

A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. - Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Mark Isham - a man with a sense of humor

Mark Isham is a Grammy and Emmy Award winning musician (he's had some Oscar nominations too) and he also has a great sense of humor. I think Monty Python fans especially will love the opening Flash video on his website : Mark Isham Home Page

A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. — Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard

Monday, February 11, 2008

How To Rob A Bank - Starring Erika Christensen

Erika Christensen stars in the movie "How to Rob a Bank" written and directed by Andrews Jenkins. The movie critic of the New York Daily News describes her as "impressively committed" to her role as bank employee Jessica, caught in the middle of a bank heist. But is she just an innocent bystander or is she part of the heist? To find the answer you'll have to go see the movie.

BTW, in the movie she has black hair. I almost didn't recognize her - it is amazing how different a person can look just by changing their hair color.

A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. — Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Ex-Dallas Cowboy decides to use Scientology as part of getting his life back in order

Here is an inspiring story of a guy who was not just down on his luck, but (in the words of the old blues song) "if it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all". A sports reporter found him and wrote a story of his fall in an article entitled "From a Benz to a bike". Briefly, Clayton Holmes was a three times Superbowl winner, a talented athlete and a generous giver who ended up penniless after "a life gone bad" through "misdeeds and mistakes ... late-night parties and long-legged women ... money earned and money squandered." But after the article was written he decided to turn his life around as described in the follow up article :Holmes making strides toward mending his life.

In itself his story is very inspiring, showing that no matter how bad it gets, you can do something about it. But the part that caught my attention was that he has chosen Scientology as part of his road back.

From the article:
Upon arriving in the nation's capital, he immediately contacted the Church of Scientology, a religious movement that had long intrigued him. For the ensuing two weeks, he rose at 5:30 a.m., took the Metro to the church and spent the entire day studying. He recently completed his first Scientology course -- one of the proudest academic achievements of his life. "I already see my studying skills improving," says Holmes, who suffers from ADD and is 17 credits shy of graduating from Carson-Newman College. "I know a lot of people look at Scientology and think it's hearsay or think of Tom Cruise, but I'd encourage people to read about it before making a judgment. All I know is it's helped me gain a proper perspective and outlook on certain things. I hope people choose not to bash Scientology and instead look at me as a person who is in the process of figuring out how to create a better environment for kids."
It's always great to see someone getting their life back together. I wish Clayton the best of luck!