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Entries by Ellen Snortland from 12/2009

A Tree Grows in Copenhagen

| Posted 12.08.2009 | Green

Part of being a first timer at the UN COP15 Climate Change conference is learning the ropes. Bill Liao is doing just that, and checks in with a report on all he's learned from Copenhagen.

Celebrating International Human Rights Day by saying "No"

| Posted 12.10.2009 | World

Those who reject violence within their own families are human rights activists Note: This post is a mirror of my column in today's Pasadena Weekly, ...

COP15 Countdown

| Posted 12.16.2009 | World

Here is another post from my friend Bill Liao, who is reporting on the COP15 conference from his unique vantage point as a Small Island States delegat...

Santa Ranta

| Posted 12.19.2009 | Comedy

Just say, "No, no, no!" to the "Ho, ho, ho!" May I point out the obvious? "Santa" has the same letters as "Satan." Coincidence? I think not... but I ...

COP15 -- What Really Happened

| Posted 12.21.2009 | Green

Being an official Party in the COP15 meetings, I sat bewildered as all the agreements we were working on got sidelined by a document that a small group of 30 nations, led by the US president, inserted into the agenda.

OldieWeds: What to get the late bloomer boomers

| Posted 12.28.2009 | Comedy

Celebrating wedding anniversaries as a late-love bride has its challenges Celebrating a wedding anniversary as a late-love blooming, baby-booming bri...