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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Galleries Are Growing!

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Inscription of Hope ~ The Year Was 1943



Quoting from a Russian Folk Tune, composer Dr. Z. Randall Stroope arranged a stunning choral and instrumental piece for the Nebraska Choral Arts Society and Children's Chorus called "Inscription of Hope." Based on fragments of Jewish text found on a cellar wall in Cologne, Germany during during the Holocaust in World War II, it is believed to have been scrawled by a child hiding from the Nazis.

Although the rendition you hear at this link is performed with adult voicing, Inscription of Hope is pure magic when sung by children. I have conducted this piece for children's choir and can testify to that.

Imagine the circumstances that led to such an epitaph. Here are the lyrics to Stroope's Inscription of Hope.



I believe in the sun
even when it is not shining.
And I believe in love
even when there's no one there.
And I believe in God
even when He is silent
I believe through any trial
there is always a way.


But sometimes in this suffering
and hopeless despair
My heart cries for shelter
to know someone's there
But a voice rises within me saying
'hold on my child'
I'll give you strength, I'll give you hope
Just stay a little while


I believe in the sun
even when it is not shining
And I believe in love
even when there's no one there
And I believe in God
even when He is silent
I believe through any trial
There is always a way


May there someday be sunshine
May there someday be happiness
May there someday be love
May there someday be peace.



There is similar suffering all over the world today in varying forms of atrocity. Perhaps when we no longer need monies to buy bombs and fuel tanks we can feed all the hungry children.



Note: The photo above is one of the most famous Holocaust picturesd ever taken. Taken April-May, 1943 during the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.


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Parts of this post were reprinted from November, 2006. A magical time it was....









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Friday, October 26, 2007

Thirty Countries and Forty-One States Are Flying Peace

We have a peace globe participant from almost every state now.
These states are missing:

Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming

Countries Flying Globes
Afghanistan
Australia
Belgium
Bosnia
Bulgaria
Canada
France
Germany
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Malaysia
New Zealand
Nigeria
Norway
Oman
Philippines
Portugal
Republic of China
Singapore
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
The Netherlands
Trinidad and Tobago
United Kingdom
United States

Every continent is represented except Antarctica and South America.

I can't wait to see what happens by the time November 7th rolls around!








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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Peace Globes On The Radio

Update late Thursday night: The show was fun and Dr. was a great host. Many thanks to Doctor Anonymous for supporting peace globes and giving me the opportunity to talk about something I believe in - AND to express my appreciation for what you do to make this a success. Here's the archived version if you'd like to listen!


Click To Hear The Interview


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I will post a globe count and locations update Friday evening.
Right now, I'm going to bed.







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Tonight! Live On The Doctor Anonymous Show!

BlogTalkRadio.com
We'll be talking about Peace Globes. What else? Call in or join the live chat room. It's fun! Hope you will join us 10:00 pm EST October 25.




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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Thursday Thirteens You Must Read


I'm not a regular Thursday Thirteen participant but I wanted to bring your attention to two bloggers who recently took it upon themselves to include BlogBlast For Peace in their TT.

Turnbaby from And As The World Turns has put a face and a name on this war. The best thirteen reasons I've ever seen to blog for peace. And there are nearly 4,000 more just like them, not counting coalition forces and Iraquis killed.
Please visit Thirteen Reasons To BlogBlast For Peace.

Thank you, Turn!

Now head on over to
Trav's Thoughts for this Thursday Thirteen link and you will find Thirteen groovy hip-hopping dancin' reasons to blog for peace.
And while I was there, I found that he is talking about globes again today! Except......well.....he sort of had an epiphany of a different sort. Ahem.




An original peace blogger he is.



P.S. Hope to see you on the Dr. Anonymous show tonight.
Blogtalk radio 10 pm est. Call in!







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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Tip of The Proverbial Iceberg


My Google Reader is full of blogs I haven't read, the laundry is piling up, the dog hasn't been fed (I don't have a dog), and my dreams have been well.....ultra strange. I would say art is imitating life at this point, except that I don't have a life. Unless you count the dreams. Does dreamlife count? While I'm snoozin' -which isn't often - the suds spin happily in the washer playing tag with my shoestrings and I'm dancing cheek-to-proverbially-tight-cheek with a tall, dark handsome guitar player in a three-piece suit. Last night, he kissed me.

It was nice. I let him kiss me again. And again. All was going well in my scandalous dream - until I started to count the kisses. Out loud.
Smack. One. Smack. Two. Tender smack. Three. Yummy smack. Four. Sweet smack smack. Five six....He stopped. Imagine that. "What's wrong?" I asked. "Well," he muttered in Italian poetry fit for a Queen, "Could we just skip all this counting and slide on in to 2nd base? I'd like to get to third before you need a calculator."
Smack! One. Right across the face.
And then I woke up.


Let's rewind shall we? Miss Lenox, would you re-read the first paragraph please?

I don't have a dog. And I don't have a life. Yep. That pretty much sums it up.
Oh. I forgot. I have an imaginary boyfriend in my dreams.

Nope. You don't have a boyfriend either.

Sigh.

Now that's just sad.


The truth is, I don't have time for romance, happy laundry, or well-tuned and impatient men. Some really exciting things are happening with this project behind the scenes. Details in due time, my friends. I've literally been counting and categorizing peace globes for two days; uploading new globes, tracking down backlinks, googling words on globes that folks sent with NO NAME or url and counting. One hundred. Two hundred.....Making a huge list and checking it twice. I'd better see Romeos - real and imagined - when this is over. For now I'll leave you with the ciphering I've done thus far. See the tip of the iceberg below. I'm less than halfway finished. If you don't see your blog yet you should by the end of the day. That's my goal.
You can count on it.

Peace Bloggers List
Each participating blog is listed once. A comprehensive list of ALL POSTS within that one blog on this subject can be found here. If you were an original peace blogger from November 7, 2006 then that post is most likely linked here. Your June, 2007 post and anything else you wrote about the subject can be found on my other site "Dona Nobis Pacem: The Peace Globe Posts" which I greatly prefer as a representation of your work. When I say this is the tip of the iceberg that's what I mean! There is so much more to be read. Today's post is an attempt to get a straightforward list of blogs and websites with locations from the past. I've already received 48 new globes and sites for November 7, 2007 and many more I know are in the works, and with still three weeks to go this is excellent! It's going to be a blast! I can't wait!
(Maybe I should take vacation that week?)


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A Little Piece of Me ~ Cheshire, United Kingdom

A Stitch In Time ~ London, England

A Voice To Be Heard ~ United States


Airhead 55 ~ Ralph ~ Connecticut ~

And As The World Turns ~ Lexington, Kentucky ~ G ~ G ~ G



Angeldust ~ White Rock, British Columbia Canada
Angell'z Secretz ~ Toronto, Canada

Anita Havel ~ Alabama

AnitoKid Chronikos ~ Philippines

Anyhow Blogs ~ Singapore

Aquarius ~ A Pity I'm An Aquarius ~ New York
Are We There Yet? ~ Connecticut

Artemis ~ The Thoughts of Artemis ~ Midwest USA

Artsty Catsy ~ Indiana

Ashley Rae

Asta's World ~ New York City


Bad Girl Gone Worse (Sanni's Evil Blogger Twin) ~ Germany

Bad Jokes and Oven Chips ~ Glasgow, Scotland

Bassett Knitter Illinois
Bazza and Lonesome ~ Normal Life ~ United Kingdom

Becca ~ Becca's Byline ~ Michigan


Betty ~ Life In The Fortress ~Michigan
Birchsprite ~ England

Bittersweet Coffee ~Philippines
BlogBlast For Peace ~ Mimi Lenox ~ United States


Blog That Mommy ~ Kansas City



Bobbarama ~ San Diego, California

Bobby Griffin ~ Bestest Blog of All Time ~ New Jersey


Boho Rhap ~ Pacific Northwest
Book-A-Rama ~ The Maritimes, Canada
Brad ~ Southern Expressions ~ Memphis, Tennessee

Brenda ~ The Passing Stranger ~ Northern Alberta, Canada

Brothers Wishlist ~ South Africa
Bud ~ WTIT Tape Radio ~Peace Globe Warming ~ New England



Capt. Caveman ~ Nova Scotia

Caspermom ~ Red Bluff, Northern California



Cats, Goats and Quotes ~ Bobbie and Bunch ~Conyers, Georgia ~

Chana's Go Forth And... ~ Alberta, Canada


China Cat's Blog ~ St. Louis, MO

Christine of Epiphany ~ Cincinnati, Ohio
Coffee2Go ~ Germany
Comedy Plus ~ California


Countries and Cities ~ Waterloo, Belgium

Cozy Reader ~ North Georgia

Curryegg ~ Malaysia
Cyclone Cats ~ Iowa
DK & F's Secret Paws ~San Franciso, California
Daisy The Curly Cat ~ Parkland, Florida

Darling Millie ~New Hampshire

Delta Bunny ~ California
Derby, The Sassy Cat ~ Wisconsin
De
rek ~ Blogacide ~ Cleveland, Ohio



Diva Kitty and The Fluffies ~ San Francisco, California
Dona Nobis Pacem: The Peace Globe Posts ~ Mimi Lenox ~ United States



Dr. John's Fortress ~ Crystal Falls, Michigan

Dragonheart's Domain ~ Munich, Germany
Drawing On Words ~ Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Diurnata ~ United Kingdom


Duward Discussion ~ Tacoma, Washington

Echoes of Grace ~ Bakersfield, California


Elaine aka India The Hippie Chick ~ South By West ~ New Mexico

Electronic Village ~ Cincinnati, Ohio

Elspeth ~ Now Is Wow ~ Trinidad Tobago

Empress Bee of the High Sea ~Muffin53 ~ Florida and Georgia

Everything And Then Some ~ Quezon City, Philippines

Epiphany Sanctuary ~ Cincinnati, Ohio

Faith ~ City Lights ~ New York CityFlatwater Tech

Filip ~ Friends.BG ~ Bulgaria
Finding Life Hard? ~ Wales, United Kingdom

Fingerprints On My Walls ~ Roanoke, Virginia

Flip This Body ~ Chicago, Illinois

Forest Dogs ~ East Sussex, United Kingdom

Foxxfyrre's Black and White Art Blog ~ Grand Prairie Alberta, Canada

Gabrielle ~ Indonesia

Gemini and Georgia ~ Gemini's Adventures

Gale Martin ~ Gemosophy ~ Pennsylvania ~
G
iggles ~ Happy Tiler ~ British Columbia

Ginafish

Gloria ~ Taiwan Republic of China

Grandma Cat Robyn (House of the Mostly Black Cats)

Here Comes A Storm....In Form Of A Girl ~ Oregon
Heroines and Heroes ~ East Sussex, United Kingdom
Holly's Corner Blog ~ United States

Homer Glen ~ Will County, Illinois
Honjii's Harangues


Hootin' Anni's ~ Texas


How To Link and Other Stuff ~ East Sussex, United Kingdom
Hunna's Happenings ~ Kansas City


I Was Born2Cree8 ~ British Columbia, Canada
Iamnasra ~ A Window Within Myself ~ Oman

Ian Healy~ EDOG'S Everything Page ~ Denver, Colorado
Icon Baxter Bentley ~ Pennsylvania
IKOT aka Foxy Stone~ Lone Wolf In the Highlands ~ Pennsylvania

In Cinq ~ Massachusetts Infinitely Crazy ~ New Delhi, India
Irene Tuazon ~ Pregnant Pauses ~ Philippines

Israeli Mom ~ Pardes Hana, Israel

It's All Good ~ Pennsylvania


Jack Leyhane ~ For What It's Worth ~ Chicago, Illinois


Jack of All Shades and Shadows ~ Northern Alberta, Canada


Janna (Jannaverse) One More Raindrop in a Bloggy Ocean

Jason ~ Xenogere

Jeter Harris ~ New York


Juniorbabee ~ Salt Lake City, Utah

Kamsin ~ Fearfully Made ~ Sarajevo
Kattonic Cats ~ Wisconsin ~ G


Kat's Cat of the Day ~ Emma's Kats ~ Virginia
Kat's My Space Peace Globe ~ Virginia Beach, Virginia

Kat's Random Thoughts

Kaze the Cat ~ New Jersey
Kazoku Neko ~ South Carolina ~ G
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Kellyology ~ Oklahoma
Kitty Limericks ~ New Mexico
Kiyotoe The Dragon:050376 ~Atlanta, New Jersey

Kris ~ Casting-On ~ Peace. Unity. Be.

Kyels ~ Laments of a Brokenhearted Silhouette ~

Late Bloomer Boomer ~ Patti ~ Connecticut

Latte The Meezer ~ New Jersey

Laura ~The Bronzed Shoe Archives ~ Notre Dame, Indiana

Laura ~ Fungi Thinking ~ Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Levi - King of Ramble - United Kingdom

Lexa Rosean~ Sejant Before the Muse ~NYC

Lily's Pad ~ Portales, New Mexico

Lifecruiser ~ Sweden


Luxor - A White Cat ~
M. Shahin ~ Gently Into the Night ~
Madd ~ Maddspace Madisms
Mao's Mews ~ Castro Valley, California
Matt The Marine ~ Dixie's Heart and Soul ~ Tennessee ~ Parris Island, SC
Mattingly and Harley ~ New York City
Matt-Man ~ Bagwine Ruminations ~ Ohio
Mattingly and Harlie ~ New York City
Me, My Life, My Garden ~ Suffolk, United Kingdom

MeeAugraphie ~ Tumbled Words ~ Pacific Northwest

Meezer Tails ~ ~ Rochester, NY

Meloncutter Musings ~ United States


Midlife Virgin ~ Diary of a Midlife Crisis ~ Los Angeles, CA

Milk and Two Sugars ~ Tea At Ten ~ Australia

Mimi Writes ~ United States
MississippiZen ~ Mississippi
Missouri Meowers ~ Missouri


Moonroot ~ Wales, United Kingdom
Mother of Invention ~ Spilling Out! ~ Ontario, Canada
Mousey ~ Does anybody know who this is?
Mr. Zenith Says ~ Alabama ~ G
Mu shue Poo King Cat ~ United States

Muffin 53 ~ Georgia & Florida
My Little Corner ~ South Africa
Mysterious Musings: Julia Buckley ~ Chicago, Illinois
Natalee ~ Just Gotta Hang On ~ Oklahoma
Necessary Skills ~ North York, Canada~

Nessa ~ The Chysalis Stage ~New Jersey

O So Mo Love ~ Montgomery, Alabama
Obsidian Kitten ~ Perry, Michigan

Odat's Mumblings ~ New York, New York

One Red Thread Journey ~ Petal, Mississippi

One Reader At a Time ~ Spokane, Washington
Opinion Minions~ Cape Town, South Africa

Our Life by Eric and Flynn ~ Devon, Great Britain
Pablog ~ Tasmania, Australia

Parlancheq ~ Massachusetts


Peanut, Peanut Butter....Jelly2! ~Peanutville, Michigan

Pearls Wisdom ~ Illinois

Peggy, As she Is....~ Peggy's Musings ~New England
Perfectly Parker ~ South Carolina


Picture Clusters ~ Quezon City, Philippines
Pjocall ~ Minnesota
Poetry from Words That Flow ~ East Sussex United Kingdom
Polliwog's Pond ~St. Juan's Island ~ Washington state

Portfolio Reeholio ~ New Zealand

Princess Shin ~Cherry, Plum, Peach and Damson blossoms ~ Selangor Malaysia

Prometheus ~ The Moving (Middle) Finger Writes ~ India
PT-LawMom ~ Washington DC
Queenie's Random Ramblings ~ Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Quilldancer ~ A Day In the Life ~ United States
RF
Reba's Run! ~ British Columbia
Reason Enough ~ New Jersey
Rock and Star ~ Maryland

Rocky the Gutter Cat ~ San Francisco, California

Rose DesRochers ~World Outside My Window

Ruth Speaks Up ~ Dayton, Ohio

Sadie, Sadie,Married Lady ~ Memphis, Tennessee

Sammawow ~ Missouri

Sapot-Litrato ~ Philippines

Sarge Charlie ~ Georgia and Florida

Savvyology ~ British Colmbia, Canada

Scanjolina ~ Texas
Scrappin' ~ Albany, Oregon

Screw Perfection ~ New Jersey

Scrungy's Creator ~ Oregon

Secret Sara ~ Twenty-Three and Counting ~ Minnesota
SGT DUB ~ Afghanistan and Oklahoma
Shadow Saluki ~ California
Simone's Butterfly ~ Cape Town, South Africa

Skeezix's Scratching Post ~ Castro Valley, CA


Solitary Views ~ Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada

South By West ~ New Mexico
Sparky's Blog ~ East Sussex, United Kingdom
Sparky Duck~ Philly Transplant ~ Philadephia, PA

Spooker the Cat ~ Purrchance to Dream ~Michigan

Star ~ The Friendliest Flower ~United States
Stirnenwirbel ~ Kassel, Hessen, Germany
Stochastic Ruminations~ Southern United States ~ G
Studio Susie Says....~ Petaluma, California

Sultana Fling ~Annelisa ~ East Sussex, United Kingdom


Susan ~ My Space ~ Los Angeles

Tammy ~ Kentucky Gal ~ Ohio
Tara, Princess Meezer ~ Modesto, California

Tea Time Ramblings ~ Canada

Tennessee Text Wrestling ~ Tennessee


That Frolicsome Kid ~ Soliloquies Exposed
The Audball ~ Hardly Subtle ~ A non-political election day post ~ US


The Big Book of You ~ California
The Big Leather Couch ~ Memphis, Tenneessee
The Birds and The Beads ~ Sydney, Australia
The Cat Realm ~ Tucson, Arizona
The Cats Stephens ~ Abby, Percy, Eliot & Emily ~ South Carolina
The Famous Five ~ Wellington, New Zealand
The Fuzz Factor ~ Seattle, Washington

The Ice Box ~ Desert Southwest
The Love Blog ~ Van Couver, British Columbia, Canada

The Many Adventures of Wonder Ruby ~ Fair Oaks, California

The Ordinary Mystic ~ California

The Painted Veil ~Oklahoma

The Rat's Nest ~ Feline Frisky ~ Central Florida

The Random Blog ~ Tina ~ East Sussex, United Kingdom
The Rocky Mountain Retreat ~ British Columbia, Canada

The Screaming Pages ~ Edmonton Alberta, Canada
The Secret Backup Blog ~ Terra Shield ~ Malaysia

The Unity Project ~ Van Couver, British Columbia, Canada
The View From Here ~ Washington DC

The Wired Kayaker ~ G

The Witch Doctor Is In ~ Lexa Rosean ~Magick for Peace ~ New York

The Zoo ~ Nashville, Tennessee
This And That Diary ~ West Virginia


Tisha ~ Crazy Working Mom ~
TomToms

Tripper The Psyko Stray Cat ~ Castro Valley, California
Tuxedo Gang Hideout ~ Munich, Germany ~ G
Twyla ~ Lost in the Battle ~Nova Scotia, CA
US Danes Meme Page ~ United Kingdom ~ G
Unplug Your Kids ~ Arizona
Venters2 ~ Rhode Island


Vinnie G ~ Bitter Cup of Joe


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William The Old Fart ~Calgary, Alberta Canada ~ G
WMD William of Mass Destruction ~ Albuquerque, New Mexico ~ G

Wolfbaby ~ Dreaming and Believing

Words That Flow ~ East Sussex, United Kingdom
Writer Cramps ~ Waterloo, Belgium
YTSL ~ Webs of Significance ~ Penang, Malaysia

Yaxlich ~ The World of Yaxlich ~ England



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