Nominees for Earthpages’ Very First 2008 Polaris Award!

Okay, things are coming together fast here. We’ve decided that The Polaris Award will be presented to the most promising talent of any age, in any category. Since educational/spirituality web sites are our specialty, it should be no surprise that we might be a bit skewed in that direction, this first time around.

Here’s the current list of nominees. We expect to add more and also invite you to offer a nomination or nominations before we make our final decision, probably later tonight.

  • Galina Pembroke: The webmaster of, Galina is a talented writer, organizer and knows how to get the message across. A champion of animals, natural health and the environment, we believe that New View Magazine is destined for great things under her guidance and direction.
  • Filip Moroz: This Polish blogger at never fails to amaze us. Pushing through language barriers to get his unique message across, Filip combines well-rounded knowledge, wit and razor-sharp insight to further his noble agenda–i.e. SAVE THE PLANET! All we can say is Thank God Filip’s heart is in the right place or else we might all be in trouble!
  • E. Raymond and Janet V. Rock: These Buddhist meditation teachers at are unique in that they’re not hung up on any particular path or ideology. Earthpages has much to thank them for. And we believe they’re just coming into their own, right now!
  • Dr. Darryl Pokea and Jan Jennings: This forward-thinking couple is unique in that they actually DO what they believe in. Darryl and Jan are each persons of many talents, too numerous to list here. And we believe that their influence on the web is far greater than most people would recognize. Their respective websites are and
  • Navniet Mahaajun: Among other things, Navniet is the webmaster at Like a bright celestial body she comes and goes according to her sacred path. Right now she’s not too visible on the web, probably because she’s too busy. But from previous years of higher visibility we believe it’s only a matter of time before she resurfaces and makes her mark toward the harmonious unification of all believers.
  • Patricia F. Hare: Pat is one of the few truly open-minded people in the realm of New Age and Spirituality. She’s a wife, mother, teaches creative visualization classes and is the webmaster of She’s also sharp as a tack and continually has her finger on the pulse of everything about science and spirituality.
  • Steve Hammons: Steve is a freelance writer on matters paranormal, political and just about everything else. A multi-talented person, Steve’s unique ability to bring the unusual down to Earth makes him a prime candidate for the Polaris. Steve’s work can be found in its entirety at American Chronicle.
  • Shaman Elder Maggie Wahls. Shaman Elder Maggie is one of those persons, like all good shamans, who work quietly in the backround to help others and make things go as they should. Her deep wisdom is rare and we believe she’s an important figure in the area of global transformation. She teaches courses on the web and publishes e-books from her web site at
  • Gus St. Anthony: Gus is a man of many talents. He’s probably best known for having the integrity and resolve to question US involvement in the War in Iraq well before it was politically correct to do so. Gus used cartoons to critique the unthinking caricaturisation of everyday Iraqis – and Muslims in general – so prevalent at that time. We don’t know where he is now but one of his pieces can be found here:
  • Stephanie Jacobsen: From the world of science fiction, we were stunned by the performance of Hong Kong-born actor Stephanie Jacobsen who played the new character Kendra Shaw in BattleStar Galactica’s recent Razor movie. Jacobsen charged right into the Galactica scene as if she’d been there a very long time. Impressive, to say the least.
  • Matt Dallas: Again from the world of science fiction, Matt Dallas plays the quietly exuberant Kyle in the ABC TV series, Kyle XY. We think it would be difficult to play a ‘blank slate’ boy created in a high-tech tank. Dallas’ performance is so convincing that the viewer is compelled to see the world in fresh, new ways, as if looking through the eyes of Kyle.

There are many others we could mention, but the list is getting long and we’re running out of time! So if you weren’t nominated this year, remember… there’s always next year!

2 thoughts on “Nominees for Earthpages’ Very First 2008 Polaris Award!

  1. These awards might be a bit confusing. I awarded them in the beginning of 2008 and, unlike most traditions, made the award for the year to come.

    In other words, 2008 has already been settled. But I may change that for next time. Not sure yet. In any event, here’s the outcome for the 2008 award.

    Thanks for your interest.



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