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  • Journey to the Lake of the Oarks
    I took a hiatus from my writing of The Black Scroll to fly/drive to the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri for Mother’s Day. The Ozarks was the home of my Dad’s mother and many of my extended family. I used to spend the summers and school holidays there, roaming the woods, fishing and hunting with my cousins. The shots you see here are from the Cole Camp and Big...
    by at May 21st, 2013 at 09:05 am
  • Sandra’s recipe for Wild Boar Tajine
    Last night some friends were dropping by with a bottle of good Merlot to see the sunset. As life has been more than hectic lately, I wasn’t up to a full-on meal. Both Greg and Jessi live in North San Luis Obispo County where hunting abides, so I pulled out a wild boar shoulder from the freezer and invented a new dish inspired by my years in North Africa. The nomads...
    by at April 11th, 2013 at 01:04 pm
  • Extradition: Senussi arrives in Libya for trial
    Abdullah al Senussi arrives in Libya after being extradited from Mauritania Sep 05 2012. photo thanx to Libyan Youth Movement Facebook Extradition from Mauritania has happened at last – and not to the Hague or France. A healthy (and smiling) al-Senussi has arrived in Libya for trial. It is reported that he will first undergo a full medical examination and then interrogation...
    by at September 5th, 2012 at 09:09 am
  • Kreo’s Cove Art Gallery Opens in Shell Beach CA
    Kevin Kreowski in his new Shell Beach "Cove" gallery. And this guy retired from Border Patrol?! Back home in Shell Beach after a border patrol career in southern California, Kevin Kreowski has livened up Shell Beach Village with the transformation of his mother’s gift shop to hip art gallery Kreo’s Cove on Shell Beach Road. Saturday July 28 was...
    by at August 2nd, 2012 at 12:08 pm
  • Tajines made in honor of Libya fight for freedom from Gaddafi
    I love to cook, and I love to tweet, and I love Libya. Last year, throughout the heat of the battles, during the dark days, when stress was most intense, I used to calm my nerves by cooking. The following are some of the tajines I made in honor of Libya and the valiant, brave fight for freedom from the Gaddafi mafia. Today the Libyans voted in their first election. Tonight...
    by at July 7th, 2012 at 06:07 pm
  • Twitter photos from historic vote in new Libya first election
    My heart is full of joy today for the Libyan people. If you follow my blog, you know that I have followed the Libyan revolution from almost the very first day. Although I have never had the pleasure and privilege of visiting Libya – and I do so hope that I will soon – I have been there in spirit and made so many good and true friends through twitter, that Libya...
    by at July 7th, 2012 at 12:07 pm
  • A seawall in Shell Beach to protect a sewage lift station
    Once upon a time, people were even stupider than they are today. Some bright light bulb built a sewage lift station into the fragile cliffs of Shell Beach. Surprise – about a generation later – Mother Nature threatens to expose that lift station to the elements and render most of old Shell Beach Village without flushing toilets – or at least, ones that...
    by at June 21st, 2012 at 07:06 am
  • Paso Robles grows up to fine dining Prime Rib, cheese and Vietnamese
    It had been a long time since I was in downtown Paso Robles. I used to drive through on my way to pick up my daughter at a friend’s house. I used to think that Paso Robles was a town to drive through. I admit, I was a South County snob – but I have been forced to eat my words. For my money, Paso Robles is the best place to eat in San Luis Obispo County. It’s...
    by at June 21st, 2012 at 07:06 am
  • Mubarak, SCAF, Muslim Brotherhood and democracy in Egypt
    Mubarak being wheeled into courtroom. This is day he really died. This is day the world saw him in a cage. Mubarak lives. He doesn’t live. What is living? Heart beats while brain is dead. Machines keep his body functioning. At best, he’s in a coma. Is there a parallel here with democracy in Egypt? Maybe I don’t have any right to weigh in. I’m not...
    by at June 20th, 2012 at 05:06 pm
  • Will Senussi in Mauritania stand trial in Libya, ICC, France?
      Al-Senussi Abdullah has been arrested in Mauritania with French cooperation LATEST on Senussi and Mauritania (Aug 6 2010): Mauritania’s President has ruled out extraditing Abdullah al-Senussi before he is tried there for illegal entry and use of forged documents. (His passport) “presents him as Malian and under a fake name, which is why he must undergo...
    by at March 17th, 2012 at 10:03 am
  • World of Pinot Noir Tasting at the Cliffs Shell Beach CA
    Sequena Vineyards (Russian River) pours at Pinot Noir by the Sea We were lucky to get comped a couple of tickets to the World of Pinot Noir Tasting at the Cliffs Hotel in Shell Beach. The pinot happens to be one of my favorite grapes and the Cliffs Hotel is right down the road, so the luck gods smiled and gifted me the $95 pp entry. Pinot Noir by the Sea featured 69 wineries,...
    by at March 3rd, 2012 at 12:03 pm
  • Khamis Gaddafi alive and captured? Al-Sanussi captured by Misrata brigade?
    Khamis Gaddafi is reported alive and captured today by Zintan forces. Talk about nine lives. How many times has it been reported that Khamis Gaddafi has been killed? Two stories have him burned. The first time was at the beginning of the Revolution when a plane supposedly kamikazied into Bab Aziziyah and Khamis was taken to a burn hospital in Tripoli where he died. Then...
    by at February 24th, 2012 at 07:02 pm
  • Video Library of Mohamed Mo Nabbous Libya Alhurra Videocasts
    Thank you to the Libya Uprising Archive from libya17feb for putting together Mohamed Nabbous Videos from Libya Al Hurra Livestream. The First Video is from February 22. Mo Nabbous broadcasts surveillance camera footgage from his makeshift studio in Benghazi http://www.livestream.com/libya17feb/video?clipId=pla_81925fcb-4b98-4e83-bc3d-a85b63c647f8 Mo Nabbous - Libyan Hero See...
    by at February 16th, 2012 at 10:02 pm
  • Free Libya! Feb 17 one year anniversary of Libyan Revolution
    I’m celebrating my one year anniversary. One year ago I got hooked on Free Libya. On Feb 17 I fell in love with Libya’s fight for freedom from the evil empire known as the Gaddafi regime. I fell in love with Mo Nabbous. I fell in love with Benghazi. I fell in love with the Victory sign and Freedom Fighters, with Zanga Zanga and Nescafe. I got sucked into Twitter...
    by at February 16th, 2012 at 09:02 pm
  • Moonshadows in Malibu
      Moonshadows neon on Malibu beach Moonshadaows lounge with view of Pacific through windows What’s the best way to cap off a fabulous afternoon at the Malibu Getty? Easy, hands-down answer requiring no thought at all: drinks and dinner at Moonshadows in Malibu. It starts when you walk in the door and see the Pacific Ocean just out the window. A little on the...
    by at February 14th, 2012 at 03:02 pm
  • Full Moon over Avila Beach
    Full Moon Setting over Avila Beach - photo by Sandra Full Moon over Avila Beach Jan 10 pre-dawn - photo by Sandra Full Moon shining like the sun over Avila Beach - photo by Sandra The Full Moon setting over Avila Beach begins to compete with sunrise - photo by Sandra
    by at January 18th, 2012 at 12:01 pm
  • 7 reasons nothing leaves Vegas
    Taken from holykaw.alltop.com
    by at January 12th, 2012 at 03:01 pm
  • Update on Gaddafi family & ICC List. Where are they now?
    Col Muammar Gaddafi In March 2011 the ICC (International Criminal Court) issued a travel ban and asset freeze on members of the Gaddafi family and other top officials in his Inner Circle. Safiya Gaddafi, Gaddafi’s wife and mother of his 6 sons and daughter Aisha, was added later. 10 months later, we ask  ”WHERE ARE THEY NOW???” Gaddafi Immediate Family: DEAD Col....
    by at January 12th, 2012 at 01:01 pm
  • Life Choices: The Event at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas
    Are you facing difficult choices in your life? Are you frustrated and discouraged about the direction your life is taking? Don’t feel you have the skills to make wise choices? TAKE CHARGE NOW! Start your path to a dream life. Join Judi Moreo, myself and 24 other powerful authors/speakers for Life Choices: The Event, a life-affirming weekend at the Tropicana...
    by at January 10th, 2012 at 12:01 pm
  • Ancient Egyptian novels in Red Mirror Series 4 Kindle & iPad
    Red Mirror Series Isis cover for Kindle & iPad Red Mirror Series Athena Kindle & iPad Elektra of Red Mirror Series Kindle & iPad After a several month hiatus from writing as I supported the Libyan Revolution and Arab Spring through twitter, I’ve finally gotten back to editing my ancient Egyptian novels for the Red Mirror Series in preparation for Kindle...
    by at January 10th, 2012 at 10:01 am
  • City Ramparts and Upper Barrakka Gardens Valletta Malta
      View from Upper Barrakka Gardens Vallerta Malta Upper Barrakka Gardens Barrakka arches Valletta view guard tower Upper Barrakka Gardens Valletta Buried in style in Upper Barrakka Gardens Repairing the ramparts Modern Bench on Valletta ramparts Rescue Ship Upper Barrakka Gardens Play Me piano in Upper Barrakka Gardens Saluting Battery Designer Trash can on the ramparts Jesper...
    by at October 16th, 2011 at 12:10 pm
  • Valletta Malta at the Valletta Boutique Hotel
      Arrival at Valleta 1:30 am Valletta Boutique Hotel by night Chandelier in room View from room onto St John's Cathedral Hotel Coffee Bar giving onto plaza Breakfast with delicious Italian coffee Rainy Day Valletta Malta Valletta St John's Cathedral tower Valletta St John's Cathedral balcony
    by at October 16th, 2011 at 04:10 am
  • Gaddafi the Nomad wanders Libya and Niger
    Toureg soldier Everyone’s all excited about figuring out where Gaddafi is. But he is not anywhere for very long. Tonight in Libya, tomorrow in Niger. The borders are seamless sand dunes or craggy rock gullies in the Sahara. Gaddafi is the desert Nomad, roaming southern Libyan sands, never staying more than one or two nights in any place. He travels in a caravan of...
    by at September 9th, 2011 at 10:09 pm
  • Aisha, Safiya, Mohammed and Hannibal Gaddafi held in luxury house arrest at Sheraton near Algiers
    Sheraton de Pins, new home of Gaddafi wife Safiya, daughter Aisha, and sons Mohammed and Hannibal Information is starting to trickle out about the whereabouts of at least some of the Gaddafi family members. Wife Safiya, daughter Aisha and two sons Mohammed and Hannibal are “guests” of the Algerian government in a luxury Sheraton villa on the Mediterranean...
    by at September 6th, 2011 at 04:09 pm
  • Could Gaddafi be hiding in deep desert Libya with his Toureg Praetorian Guard?
    Ghat If you read my story on Aisha Gaddafi and the escape of the brothers and Gaddafi sons, Mohammed and Hannibal, with Gaddafi’s wife Safiya, you should draw the same conclusion that I have. Gaddafi planned to escape to Niger with his family. The Algerian government thwarted those plans by refusing Gaddafi entry into the country. The only question I have is at...
    by at September 3rd, 2011 at 04:09 pm
  • South African Mercenaries and Algeria: Aisha Gaddafi, baby Safiya, 2 brothers Hannibal & Mohammed taken to Algiers with Mrs Safiya Gaddafi
    Aisha not many weeks ago in Tripoli This has been quite an odyssey for the princess Aisha Gaddafi. From Sorbonne-trained attorney and Claudia Schiffer-beauty to renegade in the Sahara and birth of a baby girl deep in the desert, the shift in her life could be fairly described as melodramatic. But the mystery surrounding the escape of Aisha, her mother, Safiya and two...
    by at September 2nd, 2011 at 12:09 pm
  • Martyr (Green) Square in Tripoli Aug 29 before Eid. FREEDOM!
    Eid Mubarak to Free Libya!
    by at August 29th, 2011 at 06:08 pm
  • Gaddafi Wife Safiya, daughter Aisha and two sons Mohammed and Hannibal in Algeria
    Daughter Aisha with mother Safiya Gaddafi. Aisha has gone thru transformation. The Algerian government has notified the United Nations and the Libyan interim government (NTC) that Gaddafi’s wife Safiya, his daughter Aisha and his two sons Mohammed and Hannibal fled into Algeria today. None of the escaping family members have ICC arrest warrants issued on them, but...
    by at August 29th, 2011 at 03:08 pm
  • Aisha Gaddafi, Mermaid of Tripoli, and her gold
      Pure gold sofa of Aisha Gaddafi as the Mermaid of Tripoli. From her home. Aisha Gaddafi's portrait medallion crafted in pure gold. Found in her home. Aisha's swimming pool in her compound in Ben Ashour, Tripoli See the splendor of Aisha’s home as Libyans now see it: Don’t miss Aisha’s wedding reception Aisha Gaddafis wedding reception...
    by at August 27th, 2011 at 10:08 am
  • YouTube Amer Mustaf Bu’amood sings nasheed he wrote just before he died in battle Libya
    In this YouTube, Amer Mustafa Bu’amood sings a nasheed he wrote not long before he died in battle fighting for Free Libya. @Cyrenaican calls it before his martyrdom.  
    by at August 26th, 2011 at 12:08 am