Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Peace Globe #10,390 ~ Jane Robinson Stitched Textiles


United Kingdom 
She writes, "There are places in the world where writing about peace, or even writing a blog about anything at all, would mean risking your life. It seems a small thing to do, to add my voice to the 70,000 people who are blogging today about peace, knowing I can do so with no risk to my own safety or well-being. Looking for hope, in place of words I offer you an image that reminds me of beauty in the world. This lovely creature sat on my finger for five minutes in the summer, taking my breath away with his delicate colours. Surely there has to be hope while there is such beauty in the world."


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Peace Globe #10,389 ~ White Dog Diary Online


White Dog Army
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Peace Globe #10,388 ~ Louie's Chaos


Port Alberni, Canada

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Peace Globe #10,387 ~ Mary J. Holmes

Facebook Entry
Tampa, Florida


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Peace Globe #10,386 ~ Shelter Cats


Shelter Cats
Mickey Mouser and Rufus The Red
Unknown Location


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Peace Globe #10,385 ~ Script Alchemy

Original Peace Blogger
United Kingdom


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Peace Globe 10,384 ~ Jan's Funny Farm


United States


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Peace Globe #10,383 ~ GoodnightGram's Blog



Her marvelous "Peace Treaties" - Cookies made each year with her granddaughter and given out at work and in her community! They were delivered on Election Day in the United States.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Peace Globe #10,382 ~ On A Limb with Claudia

Stencil.blog-post-image
Denver, Colorado

Claudia is the author of the Alex the Fey series, the sweet and crunchy Denver Cereal, the post-apocalyptic tale Jornada del Muerto, the Seth and Ava Mysteries, Suffer a Witch, and the Queen of Cool.



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Peace Globe #10,381 ~ Animal Shelter Volunteer Life


Norwalk, Connecticut
with Morticia the Kitty who needs a forever home. Any takers? She's beautiful.
And such a peace lovin' cat.

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Peace Globe #10,380 ~ The Matriarch's Corner


Kathy Duffy Thomas
South Carolina
"Tell me your story. I'll tell you mine. Let us be still."

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Peace Globe #10,379 ~ Everything and Nothing

Akelamalu
Original Peace Blogger
Lancashire, United Kingdom


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Peace Globe #10,378 ~ AngelsWhisper2011



Little Binky and Granny
Unknown Location
"Peace begins with me..."


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Peace Globe #10,377 ~ Mornington Peninsula Daily


Gemma Wiseman
Original PeaceBlogger
Melbourne, Australia

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Peace Globe #10,375 & 10,376 ~ Shadow's Songlines


Gemma Wiseman
Original Peace Blogger
Melbourne, Australia



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Peace Globe #10,374 ~ WyzWmn's World


Victoria, British Columbia

Karen told me that a friend's little girl colored this beautiful image. Her name is 'lil red' and she's about as adorable as it gets. Outstanding work! So much more incredible that a child contributed to our collection. I am so honored to post this peace globe. Thank you, Karen and lil red. You are both peacemakers...



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Peace Globe #10,373 ~ EileenTrainor


Original Peace Blogger
San Marcos, Texas
featuring a prayer from Gandhi


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Peace Globe #10,372 ~ Stunning Keisha: The World's Most Stunning Cat


Her post is POWERFUL. Please click over and read. Complete with thought-provoking music videos and beautiful graphics!
Unknown Location
Dona Nobis Pacem—Vote Peace

Cathy writes, "All lives matter. Your life matters and should be treated with respect regardless of where you live, how you worship, the color of your skin and who you chose to love. Gramma taught TW that there are good and bad in every nationality and the good people far outweigh the bad."


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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Peace Globe #10,371 ~ Toby's Wrecking Crew

Unknown Location
featuring the Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi



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Peace Globe #10,370 ~ 15 and Meowing


Unknown Location

"....if Brody and Phoebe can make it work then anyone can. Wouldn't the world be a better place if everyone was nice to one another?"

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Peace Globe #10,369 ~ Broken Teepee


Patty Woodland 
Montana
She writes, "I've been participating since 2009; Pricilla actually started. She was a very peace loving goat. It's sad that she passed from this Earth and didn't get to see Peace. She tried so hard - she and the Happy goats tried so many things:
They have sat down for Peace
They have stood up for Peace
They gave War the raspberry
They maaaed for Peace
They smiled for Peace
They joined with the Farm cats to maaaa and meow for Peace
....and last year they came together to tell Pricilla that there was still hope for the world

I believe it too!
Do you?


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Peace Globe #10,368 ~ One Gal's Musings


One Gal's Musings
Chicago, Illinois

In the last speech he ever gave, Robert F. Kennedy said:
"We can end the divisions within the United States. I think it's quite clear that we can work together...We are a great country, an unselfish country, and a compassionate country."
And then, moments later, he was shot with a handgun," writes Gal on her Chicago-born blog.

"Let's agree that guns kill people, and let's do what we can to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists, domestic abusers, and other violent criminals. Let's vote for candidates who will stand up to the gun lobby and close the loopholes that allow guns to end up in the wrong hands."

Peace Globe #10,367 & 10,368 ~ Of Living and Loving.....and Coping




Sunshine Sunshine
Bing Yap ~ Pink Lady
Davao City, Philippines


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Peace Globe #10,366 ~ Muffin53 Part Deux


Miss Bee
Empress Bee of The High Sea
Bonnie Closser Cordle
Original Peace Blogger
Florida

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Peace Globe #10,365 ~ Julie Schultz


Member of The Peace Globe Worker Bees
Image created by Wanda Dawn Gilbert @ The Horoscope Junkie
Ohio


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Peace Globe #10,364 ~ The Cat On My Head




Unknown Location
"Peace is something I am happy to have in my own life. I pray everyone around the world can eventually live in peace as well."


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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Peace Globe #10,363 ~ Meezer's Mews and Freckles' Woofs


Pipo and Minko
Michigan


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Peace Globe #10,362 ~ Lui Is In Heaven

Manila, Philippines

"Someday
I will be back here
surviving storms, loss of loved ones,
sickness and loneliness,
forgetfulness,
forgiveness,
and giving once again to passion
and Faith
and Love....


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Peace Globe #10,360 & 10,361~ Hounds In Heaven



Lui Bacaltos
Manila, Philippines

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Peace Globe #10,359 ~ What If This Is As Good As It Gets?



Kwizgiver
United States


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Peace Globe #10,358 ~ Moments of Introspection


Shannon Wamsley
Original Peace Blogger
Bangor, Wisconsin
"Colt was diagnose with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on February 8, 2016. The cancer took him away from me on March 10, 2016."

A mother's pain and search for peace. We send her all our support and love.


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Peace Globe #10,357 ~ Crow's Feet

Scotland
"What if enlightenment was something you created through energy rather than action?
What if it wasn't the effort we put in, but the resonance we send out that made the world change?"




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Peace Globe #10,356 ~ Infinite Sadness...or Hope?



"If we do nothing, we will not achieve peace whether it applies to world politics or peace with a neighbour or even a partner or child. If we leave it to others, or we just don’t care enough, then we will never have peace. To achieve peace, we have to do something."

"It is not just for my future that I have to do something, but for the futures of the so many people in our world who aren't in a position to speak up. When I speak up for peace, I am speaking up for the people of Syria, for the refugees, for those who have no voice for a thousand different reasons."

Cate Reddell
Christ Church, New Zealand


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Have Some Peace on Election Night


When you click on a link below you will be taken to a beautiful peace post from bloggers all over the world. All links have not been added. It is only a partial accounting of those who blogged for peace NOV 4, 2016 and continues to accumulate. Across social media platforms we know that 35,000+ fans on the Official Facebook Fan Page support peace blogging with Likes, Comments, and Shares.  Twitter tweeted peace as well!  From every continent and 214 countries and territories, we have seen people declare "Dona Nobis Pacem" (Grant us Peace) since 2006 on the 4th day of November. This year is no different. We're always happy to add new peace bloggers to this dedicated community of activists. Welcome!
It's never too late to blog for peace. Grab a logo and put it in your sidebar. Voila! You're in.

It's a stressful night in the United States. Brew some coffee. Have some peace.
1.Blog4Peace Official Site2.Facebook Blog4Peace Fan Page
3.Peace Bloggers Group Facebook4.Peace Be With You...
5.Infinte Sadness... or hope?6.Dona Nobis Pacem Butterflies - CrowsFeet
7.Moments of Introspection8.dona nobis pacem
9.Dona Nobis Pacem - Gather Your Tribe10.The Cat on My Head's Kitties Blue Blog 4 Peace
11.Infinite Sadness... or hope?12.Lui In Heaven
13.HoundsInHeaven14.Julie Schultz
15.Peace ~ Dona Nobis Pacem16.Dona Nobis Pacem - Miss Bee
17.DJ Diane ~ Playing For Change18.Of Living and Loving... and Coping
19.USA!20.Pink with DJ Diane
21.Dona Nobis Pacem22.The World's Most Stunning Cat ~ Keisha
23.Eileen Trainor ~ Texas24.Buffalo Springfield ~ DJ Diane from WBLOG-PEACE
25.Of Living and Loving and Coping Facebook26.Mimi Lenox
27.Wyzwmn World28.Shadow's Songlines (Gemma's cat)
29.Gemma's MP Daily30.Peace begins with me
31.Everything and Nothing32.Matriarch's Corner
33.Animal Shelter Volunteer Life34.A Peaceful and Friendly Friday
35.Blog Blast for Peace, 201636.One-Hundred-Year-Old Letter
37.Jan's Funny Farm38.Dona Nobis Pacem
39.Blogging for Peace40.Peace in the whold world
41.Louie's Chaos42.November 4, 2016
43.Jane Robinson Stitched Textiles44.Stunning Keisha—Vite for Peace
45.Peace, for the Beasts & the Children46.Dona Nobis Pacem 2016
47.Jamie's Place48.Stunning Keisha
49.Peace, for the Beasts and the Children50.The Island Cats
51.Savannah'a Paw Tracks52.Savannah'a Paw Tracks
53.Terese Hartjoy54.Jamie's Place
55.Dona Nobis Pacem56.Clooney's Num-Num Fund
57.Sanni58.Dona Nobis Pacem - Bertram's Blog
59.Just Ducky60.Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream
61.15andmeowing62.Speedy The Cheeky House Bunny
63.Cho Meir64.Cat Wisdom 101
65.Dancing With Sunflowers66.Diane Hasz
67.Dona Nobis Pacem68.Jackie D. Rockwell
69.Angels Whisper70.Silvia Hoefnagels
71.One Gal's Musings72.Wanda Dawn Gilbert
73.DJ Diane Hasz ~ Hartford74.White Dog Army
75.Jan's Funny Farm76.George Clooney
77.Brian's Home78.Of Living and Loving and Coping
79.Stardreaming with Sherry Blue Sky80.Lui Bacaltos
81.One Spoiled Cat
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82.Eastside Cats
83.Carmela Snelbaker84.Cat Blogosphere Links!
85.Zoolatry86.Margs Animals
87.15 and Meowing88.Friends FurEver
89.Cat Chat with Caren and Cody90.BROKEN TEEPEE
91.Just Ducky!92.Josie Two Shoes
93.Artist Alicia M B Ballard94.15 and 

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Peace Globe #10,355 ~ McGuffy's Reader


McGuffy Ann Morris
Unknown Location


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Friday, November 4, 2016

Dona Nobis Pacem ~ Gather Your Tribe

Welcome to BlogBlast For Peace 2016. We look forward to seeing your peace globe and reading your blog post or social media post! Please add your name to the Links in the sidebar so that we may read your contribution. Tag me on social media. Most of you are there! This is the tenth year of peace blogging. Thank you so much for keeping this movement alive and blessing me with your tales of peace and inspiration. It's a launch.
Grant us peace.


My 2016 peace post is called
Gather Your Tribe

She's been pulling things out of the closets and attic for weeks. My mother. 
Clothes, pottery, pictures, memories, toys, albums. She has not been well and well....I guess she felt it was time to get some things in order. Have you noticed that when people physically slow down their words get longer? And deeper.  Measured. Transparent.

Maybe it's all about the struggle.
Ain't nobody got time to blog for peace. Really, Miss Pencil Skirt? You want people to plop down a rosy picture on the subject of one of the greatest mysteries in life in the middle of the one of the worst years for strife we've ever seen? Really, Mimi?

Peace bloggers everywhere (myself included) are finding it challenging to come up with even one reason to be hopeful or optimistic in the world we live in today. I don't need to reiterate the obvious.  Just check your newsfeed every hour and you'll see all manner of inhuman atrocities, filthy immoral scandals, rumors of war in the newest of places, and people teetering on the edge of not being able to cope anymore.

"Go on, Mimi...try on this scarf. I wore it when I was in high school," Mama said.

Mama's scarf

    Money rules the world in every direction I look; lack of it or abuse of it for power's sake. We are seeing whole tribes of people being uprooted and moved to the next nation until somebody figures out what to do with them. Children never sleep while the hovel around them crumbles. And on our side of the planet, I see unspoken concern and despair on the faces of people. Worry. Sickness. No health insurance. Jobs are scarce and underpaying. People are stressed beyond anything I've seen and hurting with no end in sight. 
While we're forced to watch the vileness of the most shameful American election I've ever witnessed,  families are using and losing all they have just to pay the bills. They still manage to get up and go to work to make $12.00 an hour to feed a family of six while two billionaires banter back and forth about who contributed the most to charity on their tax returns.


Everyday average people don't want to hear that. 
They just want a fair shot at the kind of prosperity given to the wealthiest among us. 
We need a government that understands how average income people are struggling and set about to correct the inequalities and injustices. People are tired of constant stress.

But back to the closet cleaning.
My mother told me of a lingering memory she has of her own mother.  She remembers seeing her walk to work down the middle of the railroad tracks in the early morning and back home again at night - sewing in a hosiery mill to feed five children. It didn't matter if she was sick, she'd still go to work. And there was never enough to eat.

Women know the sacrifice and the value of work and that is why we
 keep things.
 It's in our DNA.


Women treasure things that belonged
 to another female member of their tribe.
Because we know the value of things is not things.

So when she pulled out a bag full of scraps, scarves, jewelry and wedding lace, it felt like a sacred moment between us and all who walked before.  Another torch of strength passed from her hand to mine. 




The gloves

These were her gloves.
 Given to my mother.
And now given to me. 
It's almost like I have her hands.

So,  I put them on.

And suddenly I felt my grandmother's touch.  Hands that braided my hair into French braids over and over at night. I would mess it up just so I could feel her strong and gentle hands again. She tried to teach me to do it myself, but I secretly didn't want to learn.

My great-grandmother's handmade monogrammed handkerchief is to the left, along with a set of emerald green jewelry that I saw my grandmother wear from time to time - a gift from Papa.
Given to my mother.
And now given to me.

My beautiful grandmother, who gave me the wrinkle in my nose, never told me about the railroad tracks or the poverty. She wouldn't talk about it. But I saw a strength and a dignity in her that could only be carried by one whose weary body and soul sought to feed hungry children with all the might she had. 

The gloves and the jewelry came later when Papa walked into her life. 
And oh, she knew the value. Stitched with love. Chosen with love. Worn with love.
Cherished through three generations.


Great-grandmother's monogrammed handkerchief
If I could talk to that girl on the railroad tracks, the one with the heaviest of hearts, I would tell her to watch and wait...for you're about to be blessed by the hand of love. Not only you, but your children and their children and their children too. It will only take one. Just him. But he's enough.
And he will give you the gift of gloved hands and jewels.








And tonight, just for you Grandmother, I will wear them.


Tribe

If there's power enough in the seas
and power enough in the waves
to land upon feet 
of Giants and Fleets
then there's power enough
 in the least


For man is a jewel

man of sandstone and lime
fashioned headlong thru tumbling brine
designed by a Hand
that shapes trellis and tribe
each one molded
thru eons of time


Gather your tribe

and don't let go
No matter the trouble it brings
When the world is askew
and all's said and done
Wait for love
It only takes one


Goodnight Grandmother



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Special Launch Event Thursday, July 12, 2012

We launched the 2012 BlogBlast4Peace season with a trip to the shore (real and virtual). I am already on the Atlantic. If you were here with us July 12 at sunset, even in spirit, then you were a part of the 2012 launch for BlogBlast4Peace. I can think of no better way to announce our November 4th campaign than a designated time for all to bring the same thoughts and vibes to the table....er...ocean. Then it won't be just me making an announcement. It will be all of us. I like it!
Facebook Event page is here. It was a great success. Thank you. Let the peace begin.

Blog Talk Radio Interviews with Mimi

The Doctor Anonymous Show ~November 6, 2008
November 4, 2008
Election Night on The Doctor Blogstein Radio Happy Hour
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November 7, 2007
The Doctor Anonymous Show ~ October 25, 2007
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  • Me, My Life, My Garden
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    On The Far Side Of The Sea Luke 2:10-12
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  • Pregnant Pauses
  • Quotes In Can
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  • This Eclectic Life
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