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Thursday, May 31, 2007

International Peace Globe Map

Countries with Peace Globes are in red. Twenty-two countries at present count as of 11pm May 31, 2007. They are: Afghanistan,Australia, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, and United States of America. Besides the United States (30 states flying globes), the country with the most blogs represented is Canada with 16 different locations, followed by The United Kingdom with 9 separate locations. Blog on! I believe we can make this entire map turn red.
Scroll down for the United States Peace Globe map.
Visited Countries

Countries flying Peace Globes in RED


Can we fill up the globe with peace globes?

Scroll down to next post for United States of America Peace Globe map.




Get your own Countries flying Peace Globes from Can we make this map completely red?

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

How Blue Can You Make Me?
The Peace Globe Map



Can we make this entire map of the United States blue by June 6th? Let's try!Can we make this entire map of the United States blue by June 6th? Let's try!

If your state is not represented, please consider flying a peace globe.
If you know a blogger in a non-represented state, please encourage them to participate.
If I made a mistake, please let me know.

Working on an international map. Be back later
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Welcome to the Lovely Land of the Peace Globes

New York


Look at these stunning new globes. Aren't they amazing? Click the globe to go to the blog represented. Many more rolling in.....stay tuned. Check out the growing list HERE.

The first from The Netherlands!


Pacific Northwest US

I promise not to talk about Peace Globes this week.

And pigs fly.


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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

How To Get Your Peace Globe ~ 2007

1. Choose one of the four Peace Globe designs below.
2. Copy - RIGHT CLICK AND SAVE
3. Sign the globe using Paint, Photoshop or a similar graphics tool. Decorate the globe if you wish. You can even include the name of your blog.
4. Save it in JPG format.
5. Return the globe to me via email - mimiwrites2005 at yahoo.com. I will place it in the film loop and gallery.
6. Post the globe in your sidebar for now if you wish or you can save it for Peace Globe Day which is June 6, 2007.
7. On June 6, 2007 DISPLAY YOUR GLOBE IN A POST.
TITLE YOUR POST "Dona Nobis Pacem" This is important. The goal is for all blog titles to say the same thing on the same day.
WRITE ABOUT PEACE THAT DAY OR SIMPLY FLY YOUR GLOBE.
If you already have a globe from last year you may use that one or choose to make a new one.
And while you're at it, listen to a little Lennon for inspiration.







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Monday, May 28, 2007

Making a Peace Globe Just Got Easier


What happens when an idea becomes something bigger than your wildest dreams?

That's just what has happened with Dona Nobis Pacem in the Blogosphere - the Peace Globe initiative I began October 12, 2006
with this article; except, I had no idea at the time it would snowball into the most exciting project I've ever been involved in. So, what happens when the work becomes overwhelming?

Bloggers step in to help.

Help came from "across the pond" in East Sussex, United Kingdom this week. Without my askng, Annelisa, author and photographer of
Words That Flow designed two separate posts to help bloggers make their own globes. She wrote two articles with step-by-step easy instructions complete with illustrations (!) so that anyone can learn how to sign or draw whatever they please on a globe and then teaches us how to put it in the sidebar. It must have taken her hours and hours to do this. I really can't thank her enough. All from her new site called How To Link and Other Stuff you will find......

Making Your Own Peace Globe

Putting Your Peace Globe in The Sidebar

also read for inspiration her post last Friday called "Is This What You Want?" Just beautiful.

Here are a few examples of the work she did. It is a sequential step-by-step easy-to-understand process! Be sure to visit the links above and get the full instructions. Isn't it incredible?










Annelisa - You rock! Bloggers everywhere thank you!



And by the way, did you know this effervescent woman now has those amazing photographs for sale? Click here for more shots and information. I'm planning to purchase at least one for my studio. Here's a sample of her artistic eye for beauty through the lens. Ahhh.........now that's peaceful.


Photography by Annelisa, East Sussex, United Kingdom, Words That Flow



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Saturday, May 26, 2007



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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Peace Blogger of The Day: The Missouri Meowers

Those cats are at it again! I received a very nice email from this clever crew who left their pawprints on a peace globe. "Give Peace A Chance" shown below by The Missouri Meowers.
Read the rest of their message to me about a cat's perspective on peace in our world.

I can't speak in catspeak so I'll let them say it for me. After all, I'm just a human bean.



They write, " this pome was written in the 1800s by Mr. Leigh Hunt. to 'splain it to us, first mom said that not efurryone believes in a g*d like mr. hunt did. but those who do, believe that g*d is love. an' most of those who don't believe in g*d believe in love, so it seems to our little kitty-brains that it comes to the same thing. an' love is a pretty good thing to have! so that makes us think that if we would share that love wif efurryone on earth, then we would be blessed wif peace, 'cause those who love each ofurr unnerstand each ofurr, mostly. an' when we unnerstand each ofurr, we don't get mad at each ofurr or hurt each ofurr.

an' we know this won't work completely until efurryone loves efurryone that they don't already love--cats 'n' woofies 'n' beans 'n' all living things--even the ones we think are unloveable. so we're gonna start lovin' efurryone more. if YOU, dear reader, do that, too, and pass it on to ofurrs, we'll have a pretty good start on PEACE ON EARTH!!

ABOU BEN ADHEM(may his tribe increase!)
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace,
And saw, within the moonlight of his room,
Making it rich and like a lily in bloom,
An Angel writing in a book of gold:--
Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold,
And to the Presence in the room he said,
"What writest thou?" The Vision raised its head,
Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord."
"And is mine one?" said Abou. "Nay, not so,
" Replied the Angel. Abou spoke more low,
But cheerly still; and said, "I pray thee, then,
Write me as one that loves his fellow men."
The Angel wrote, and vanished. The next night
It came again, with a great wakening light,
And showed the names whom love of God had blessed,
And lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest.


What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, men would die from great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected.
--Chief Seattle

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Peace Blogger of The Day: Marcia's Tumbled Words

"We have been dared to share the dream for peace. If each blogger that believes in kindness to other human beings, in acceptance of differences, in dreams, flies the globe and posts - even a few words - on June 6, definable progress toward peace will be evident even to the naysayers and head shakers - because peaceful words and thoughts are one giant leap - and bloggers are world wide and the sheer number of us is too large to ignore."

I couldn't have said it better myself.
Click HERE to read more of Marcia's prose for peace entitled Tuesday Tumble - Heading Toward Peace.
In an email today she wrote, "I hope you surprise yourself and the world with the sheer number of people with globes and words -- because many people will be flying them because they want to believe it is possible, not just because the globes are cool."
I'd say she has Peace Globe fever.


She is Tuesday's Peace Blogger of The Day. Welcome to the lovely land of the peace globes, Marcia.

Other blogs by Marcia: MeeAugraphie and RV Poetry.

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Friday, May 18, 2007

Peace Blogger of The Day: Dr. John's Fortress


From Crystal Falls, Michigan Dr. John Linna wrote about The Peace of God in his Dona Nobis Pacem post. Congratulations, Dr. You are the Peace Blogger of the Day May 18, 2007.
"There are two roads to peace," he writes at Dr. John's Fortress.
Click over to see what he has to say on the subject.

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Friday, May 11, 2007

Peace Globes 2007






Dona Nobis Pacem in the Blogosphere aka BlogBlast For Peace: The beginning of a movement that has snowballed into a lovely (and loud) statement for world peace. It became a catalyst for conversation as well about the importance of inner peace. It made us think. It made us thankful. It broadened our prospective.

Since then, I've written several articles about it and the project is being blogged about from many different parts of the world. It became an international blog event which debuted November 7, 2006, changing my view of the world forever and uniting people from all walks of life, political factions, religions and viewpoints.
Click HERE to read 165 (and counting) posts written on that day in the blogosphere on the subject of peace.

So people get ready..... we will storm Blogland again with Peace Globes and identical post titles on June 6, 2007. In case you haven't heard about it, follow the links in this post which explain :
How BLOGBLAST FOR PEACE began and how you can participate. The goal is to get as many blog owners as possible blogging about world peace ON THE SAME DAY and displaying their signed globes from all parts of the world SAYING THE SAME THING IN THE TITLE - Dona Nobis Pacem (translated from Latin to English "Grant Us Peace.")
It's quite simple and amazingly effective.


In October, 2006 I asked "What if......
..... we added the power of the written word - and our blog names - to the face of our world?

You answered and we did. It was spectacular.

I asked.. "What IF...............every post on November 7, 2006 was simply titled "Dona Nobis Pacem" with a picture of our big beautiful world in the body of the post with each blogger's name screaming a great big GRANT US PEACE?"

You answered and we did. It was phenomenal.

I asked.... Wouldn't it be AWESOME if on one particular day......All bloggers everywhere signed their blog name across a globe and all posted the SAME POST on the SAME DAY......

You answered and we did. It was moving.
Imagine a day like that.

We don't have to imagine anymore. We did it in November and we will do it again. And how? By using our blog voices and convictions and personal stories and hearts and experiences and talents. We will do it better and bigger and with even more passion than before. Why?

Because you can't read those 165 posts without hearing a collective voice for peace - a hunger for what is good and right in our world - an angst that crosses religious and political barriers.
Because you can't look at those simple globes still spinning in the blogosphere without seeing hope.

Poems and prayers and possibilities spilled out of your pens and into this project known as Dona Nobis Pacem in the Blogosphere.
The beauty of the Peace Globe movement is the infectious simplicity of the message. Peace. One word with a universal meaning was spread spontaneously from blog to blog to blog.
When I posted this on October 12, 2006 I had no idea what would happen or that it would change my life. It has led me on a remarkable journey as a writer and became the catalyst for amazing friendships and relationships with people who stepped off the blogpage into tangible connections. It made me understand that cyberspace, with all its bad press and pitfalls, is a real place and can be used for good.
To fully understand what Peace Globes means to me and why I am so passionate about it, read The Silence of Peace: Papa's Marbles. I am staring at those marbles now and they still amaze me.....as does one man's influence in my life at a young age and how his prayers somehow changed the course of my writing - nearly 40 years later .

I asked in October and I will ask again.....Can we affect change by sending a single graphic around the globe with childlike scribblings and paint-by-number glee? Will it really matter?
I can only answer for myself.
And if I believe that words are powerful -
then this matters.


Anyone can sign a Peace Globe and participate as long as they submit a globe with a positive message or simply a signature. There is no political agenda here. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate, as long as the message is positive.

Three new things! I've created an
Official Peace Globes site to house all the BlogBlast happenings and links.

I've created a separate blog (I know you're thinking, friends...Mimi needs another blog!) called Dona Nobis Pacem: The Peace Globe Posts is a separate blog that houses links to the stories, articles and poems you wrote on that day as well as the mini-blast we had Christmas Eve, 2006. Please link and share your stories with the world.

The original Peace Globes that flew for the first time on November 7, 2006 have been alphabetized into separate film loops HERE . Find yours and link the loop to your site if you wish. Just copy the codes underneath. Please let me know if I've missed yours somehow and I will gladly add it.

How Can You Help?

Post the BlogBlast for Peace banner on your blogs. It links to The Official Peace Globes site where people can find the globes. Just click underneath the banner to get the code. You can adjust the size in the html to fit your needs. Write me if you need help with this.
Get my banner code or create your own banner.

Post a link to this article in your sidebar or write a post inviting those in your link list or bloglog community to participate. Maybe get Mr. Linky himself involved! (I should send him a peace globe. Anybody know his address?)


Use a peace globe as a Wordless Wednesday idea or Thursday Thirteen post.


Challenge fellow bloggers to see how many peace globes they can solicit.


Somebody please mobilize the Cats!! Did you know they have their own blogosphere? It's an entirely new galaxy. They nearly took over the blogworld last November with their puurrrfectly wonderful peace blogging. It was amazing! I fell in love with cats. Morgen at It's a Blog Eat Blog World spotted 114 posts that morning, mostly from kitties.


Start a Peace Globe Meme from your site using the graphics above. Tag your friends and spread the word in royal meme fashion. Thus spaketh MIMI QUEEN OF MEMES (I just love saying that.)

Thanks you to all who have already graciously used their blogs as platforms for peace and unity.
Blogging is a beautiful thing.

Grant us peace,
Mimi Lenox




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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Peace Blogger of The Day: Doctor Anonymous


Who posted a globe and wrote this on November 7, 2006
"Peace on Earth is more than just a day someone picked out and a graphic that you put on your blog. Yes, it's idealistic, but it's an idea of hope - In a world that needs all the hope that it can grasp........ I'm looking forward not only to seeing this graphic scattered all over the blogosphere, but also, hopefully, someday, seeing your dream come true of Dona Nobis Pacem -- Peace on Earth. "

Thanks, Doctor. That's a prescription I can live with.
Congratulations. You're today's Peace Blogger of the Day - May 9, 2007.

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Welcome to the Official Peace Globes Site!

The first Dona Nobis Pacem in the Blogosphere was a huge success.
On November 7, 2006 we all witnessed a collective cry for World Peace in cyberspace. It was a beautiful sight to behold. A mini-blogblast was held Christmas Eve, 2006 as well.
The stories and posts were inspiring, your Peace Globes were uniquely your own and the groovy peace vibe spread like wildfire that day!


A stirring statement for peace was heard.
Many of you have placed a permanent icon on your blogs. I've seen Frank's gallery, filmloops, Flickr albums and many other Peace Globe sightings.
Our presence is still being felt.


I've been working on getting all the facts and figures together for some time now. There is still much to do but I'm excited about having one central location of busy buzz for Peace Globes. I have many links to add and stories to tell but it's coming along. I would appreciate any links you find also.

Thanks to all who helped make our project such a success on November 7, 2006. Please feel free to link here. I will gladly do an exchange.
Let's keep the momentum going!

The next event is just around the corner.
Read the posts below to find out how you can participate! Check back here often for announcements!
Dona Nobis Pacem,
Mimi



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Saturday, May 05, 2007

Peace Blogger of The Day: Two Men and a Little Boy


Today's Peace Blogger of the Day is in honor of 2nd Lt Scott Lundell who died in Afghanistan November, 2006. The Peace Globe was designed and submitted by SGT DUB, who is still serving his 2nd tour of duty there. We honor both of these men today - and all others who continue to serve our country - especially those who have lost their lives for the cause of peace.


And in honor of this courageous little boy - who lost his father in Iraq.
Mimi is about to make him his very own peace globe.

DNJ photo by Aaron Thompson
Christian Golczynski, 8, receives the flag from his father's casket from Lt. Col. Ric Thompson during the graveside service at Wheeler Cemetery in Bedford County. Golczynski's father, Marcus, was killed by enemy fire in Iraq.

Read the full story here.



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