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Michael S Sommermeyer
Works at Nevada Appellate Courts
Attended Brigham Young University
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We’re continuing looking at healthy lifestyle for writers this month, so we can all start the New Year with vigor and focus. Today’s guest post is by author Ian Martyn: I’m a hiker. When I venture out my door, I like to take photographs, which I often use to illustrate my blog posts. Now, I’m […]Continue
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You're a Writer, Right?

"So you're a writer?" she stated more than asked.

"Yes, I guess I've been doing this for going on 23 years," I answered.

"How come I haven't read any of your stuff?"

"Hum, you might have seen my technology articles. I had a press release practically reprinted in the newspaper last
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I was sitting around considering my piles of books and thinking about our plans to downsize when I came up with this #saturdayscenes share. It also was a contrived way to feel creative. I'm sharing my writing at wordsmithholler.com and my thoughts.

Here is On the Path From Small to Large.

Small.
Brownie Cottage.
300 square feet.
Enough room to sit.
And maybe spin all around.
The size of a gingerbread doghouse.
If the dog was a small mastiff.
A big dog with a very large appetite.
With no place to store the dog food bags.
The minimalists say we all could stand to slim down.
That our mega mansions, stuff, and stacks of books signify waste.
But the very thought of living in a one-room cabin scares me.
Like Thoreau living in an urban forest with no solitude or private pond.
The stacks of books, hand selected, some with gold leaf edges are precious friends.
Even if they spill off the shelves and pile up in towers on the floor.
“You’re a hoarder,” say visitors who look down in disdain at my collection of wordy excess.
And although I attempt to purge, sort, and reduce the pages, it is hard to part company.
They all contain dreams, fantastic journeys, ginormous thoughts, hidden truths, ineffable fruit, obsolete wisdom, scientific hypotheses, and farce.
Put them on a Kindle, they say, yet most are out-of-print, esoteric, or hand-me-down treasures.
Which makes it all the more difficult to release them to a better place, a Goodwill, or a book sale.
So they stand stacked like beleaguered sentries circled in spindly towers keeping silent watch over words cluttering the floor.
They wait and watch with dread wondering when they will be released into the world and set free.
Each knows I haven’t the courage to sort, pick, or drop any of them into a box.
A certain belief none of them will be downsized to shoehorn them into a tiny house.
Or are they mistaken to express this joyful expectation that they are so highly regarded?
Unfortunately some must be labeled, screened, and stacked for certain delivery to the curb.
The house must shrink from 3,500 to 1,700 squares, albeit not a one-room schoolhouse.
It is still smaller than the library where the sentries now stand guard.
The childhood adventures remain and the college texts with inspired margin notes.
Each is carefully stacked next to the poems and dime-store mysteries.
The free classics will find a home electronic and portable.
Words stacked neatly alphabetical in my virtual library.
I will sneak in some Steinbeck or Holmes.
The rest will be donated for free.
To give others pleasure or pain.
The words will worm inward.
To plant a seed.
An inspirational spark.
To think.
Large.
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NACE Award Recognizes Nevada Supreme Court as 2015 Court of the Year bit.ly/NACE-Release 
The Nevada Appellate Courts website contains regularly updated information dealing with the Supreme Court of Nevada and the Nevada Court of Appeals. Recent decisions, judiciary news, schedules, oral argument calendars, statistics, court sponsored committees and programs and publications can be viewed on this site.
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The Nevada Court of Appeals has opened electronic versions of its public filings through an online case lookup at www.nvcourts.gov. The court joins the Nevada Supreme Court in offering this service.
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As writers, we want to make our characters as unique and interesting as possible. One way to do this is to give your character a special skill or talent that sets him apart from other people. This might be something … Continue reading →
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Experienced Public Relations and Strategic Communications Speaker and Innovator.
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Communications Strategy, Public Relations, Social Media Marketing, Focus Group Management, Website Design, Website Auditing, Google Plus Local Setup, Facebook Page Management, Customer Service Auditing, Webinar Training, Media Training, Video Scripting, Video Editing, Storyboarding, Voiceovers.
Employment
  • Nevada Appellate Courts
    Public Information Officer, 2016 - present
    Public Relations
  • Supreme Court of Nevada/Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program
    Quality Assurance Manager, 2010 - 2016
    Quality Assurance Manger, Communication Planning, and Customer Service.
  • Clark County Courts
    Court Information Officer, 2001 - 2010
    First Court Public Information Officer in Las Vegas. Coordinated logistics for high profile trials, such as State v. OJ Simpson. Responsible for media outreach, public relations, customer service, and internal communication. Developed social media strategies and redesigned court website.
  • Texas Tech University
    Associate Director/News and Publications, 1992 - 2001
    Communications manager and public relations.
  • KCBD
    Reporter/Anchor, 1990 - 1992
  • KLBK
    Anchor/News Director, 1988 - 1990
  • KMVT
    Anchor/Reporter, 1986 - 1988
    Media relations, outreach, and communications planning.
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Communications Strategist, Speaker, and Author
Introduction

A public relations strategist and writer, Michael S. Sommermeyer currently serves as a Public Information Officer for the Nevada Supreme Court and the Nevada Court of Appeals. He is responsible for program management, customer service, and public outreach planning.

Previously Mr. Sommermeyer served as the Court Information Officer for the Clark County Courts (Eighth Judicial District Court and Las Vegas Township Justice Court) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sommermeyer is a news anchor turned public relations professional who left television after stints as a reporter, anchor and news director in Texas, Idaho, and Utah. He transitioned into university public relations in 1992 by joining Texas Tech University as a science writer, communicating science research for the College of Engineering and the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Bragging rights
Was a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Education
  • Brigham Young University
    Broadcast Journalism, 1982 - 1986
  • Bishop Union High School
    1979 - 1982
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