Photos from the Gloria Starr Kinns Extravaganza
Hurricane Irene had just blown through DC and New York and Amtrak was shut down — but Gloria Starr Kins, Editor of MaximsNews Society and Diplomatic, had invited a host of friends — and I couldn’t miss the evening in my honor to promote my new book, Transcendence, as well as to highlight the important Operation Warrior Wellness, which brings Transcendental Meditation to our veterans with combat-related PTSD. So I sprung for a limo — and wow! Was it worth it! I was so happy to be there, and be part of such a spirit of sharing and festivity.
I thought you might enjoy some pictures from the evening:
Not only was it great fun to meet Dutch fashion model, Sharon Van De Pas, but I was actually able to chat briefly with her in Afrikaans, which I learned in South Africa way back when. We soon reverted to English, which I speak more fluently — and she speaks perfectly!
Photo #2 is of our gracious and inimitable host Gloria Starr Kinns and Sharon Van De Pas. Gloria Starr Kins is publisher/editor-in-chief, of Society and Diplomatic Review
In this photo from left to right is Major General Shavendra Silva; Ed Schloeman, retired Chief Master Sergeant, who has been a prime mover in Operation Warrior Wellness; and myself.
Photo #4: Florence Habermann; Michele Joel, Advisory Board Member, Young Global Leadership Foundation; Dr. Linda Stillman, Chair and President, Young Global Leadership Foundation; Franziska Praxl, Co-Chair, Young Global Leadership Foundation; Heather Hartnett, Director of Communications, David Lynch Foundation, the organization that founded Operation Warrior Wellness and co-sponsor of the evening.
Photo #5: Susan Shin, President, Shin Advisors LLC; Dr. Norman Rosenthal; and Susan’s friend Christine
Photo #6: Michalina Parkosz, Polish fashion model; Ambassador Paolo Zampolli; Michele Joel, Florence Habermann, Dr. Linda Stillman, Franziska Praxl
Photo #7: Dr. Robert Cancro, M.D., Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine; Sharon Van De Pas; Ed Schloeman
All in all it was a delightful evening. The guests showed such genuine interest in the topics of the evening & I left in exuberant spirits and — yes, you guessed it — another limo. Amtrak was still shut down and I needed to get back to DC the following day.
I hope you enjoyed these pictures and if you have any comments please feel free to post them in the section below.
Wishing you Light and Transcendence,