Hello and thank you for your interest in my site.

Here, you can browse my photo gallery, see whats new in my journal, or browse other areas of my site that my interest you.

I welcome constructive feedback and will consider posting replys to journal entries on an individual basis. Stupid feedback gets deleted (is there 'bad karma' in having everyone delete you in the cyber-world?).

I have also provided a page with links that may be of interest to you.


Who is Paul?

In many ways, the picture says much to answer that question.

What the picture does not answer:

I live in Chatsworth, California with my long term partner, Greg Venne.

I am passionate about about:
     -->those who can not help themselves
     -->about politics
     -->and individual rights
     -->about Jewelry (I am a graduate gemologist) and Diamonds especially.

A picture says a thousand words. For more pictures, please visit my photo gallery.


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Lower levels of government spending and private investment were behind the slowdown in growth.

UK police foil 'active terror plot'

A woman in her 20s is shot by police, and six people are arrested, as part of an anti-terror operation.

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Pope Francis visits Egypt as 'messenger of peace'

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Marine Le Pen's replacement as National Front leader quits over alleged Holocaust remarks.

Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia issue rare child marriage fatwa

Indonesia, a majority Muslim country, has among the highest number of child brides in the world.

US budget: Scramble to avoid government shutdown

Lawmakers have only hours to pass a bill that will temporarily extend federal funding.

Brazil hit by first general strike in two decades

Millions of workers have been urged to take a stand against government plans on retirement age.

Thai court seeks Red Bull heir arrest after five years

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