Lego Tears

As I toiled in the laundry room chained to the dryer attempting to match the pile of socks that were growing by the minute. My littlest came running down the stairs in tears. His heart once again broken someone had smashed his newest Lego creation to pieces. I held him tight and told him it would be okay. It is with that I stopped what I was doing held his hand and we walked up the stairs to pick up the crumbling pieces on the floor. I looked at him with a smile, "Lets try to rebuild it!" He gave me a sad look, "I can't! It took me hours!"" "Well! What was it that you made?" ...more
@Reda I'm glad you found peace and the path that was best for you. Sometimes we don't always ...more

Life lessons from castor beans and falling leaves

 The leaves are coming off so fast now.  They deposit a yellow carpet on the ground beneath our maples that turns brown in a day or two. My impatiens have been bit by frost and look devastated.  Ditto the castor bean plants planted at the edge of the garden that were supposed to repel moles.  They stood strong and vigorous just a few short days ago....more

Snow 'n Tell

It’s snowing…  big beautiful snowflakes drifting to the ground like white feathers.  I’d take a picture but I’ve found it’s nearly impossible to capture snow with my camera.  So just close your eyes and picture it.  Outside my window there are huge spruce trees mixed with a few paper white birch and they are dusted in what looks like powdered sugar.  The sky is a whitish grey and the air is heavy with quiet peace.  Sitting inside on my comfy couch with my cup of tea I feel like I have my very own big screen snow globe that just got a good shaking.  It...more

Afghanistan's Secret Weapon: Women, War & Peace

On Friday, President Obama announced that all American troops would leave Iraq by year's end. Newspapers and broadcasts--to say nothing of Facebook and Twitter--hummed with the news....more

Sex Strike Brings End to Violence

"Their stirring love will rise up furiously, they'll beg our arms to open. That's our time! We'll disregard their knocking, beat them off -- and they will soon be rabid for a Peace. I'm sure of it." So speaks Lysistrata, the protagonist in the classic Greek play by Aristophanes, which tells the tale of women trying to resolve the Peloponnesian War by withholding sexual pleasure from their warring husbands. Though originally performed in 411 BC the play finds relevance today due to the actions of the women on Mindanao Island in the Philippines. ...more
It was also used in Liberia in the early 2000s as part of the Peace Movement, led by now Nobel ...more

Sex Strike Brings Peace

Sex Strike Brings Peace: Whereas some cultures may not bend to this trend, many others could. See how these women empowered their men and their community. This also was successful in an attempt in Liberia took a chance and really made a significant change..empowering their men and their community!Bravo Ladies! What brave women you are. Lorraine...more

Remembering, for Humanity and Peace...

This day of remembrance is not about me. It is about the people who were victims of the attacks on 9/11, their families, and the rescuers. It is a day for remembering that terrible things can happen to anyone, at any time. It is a day to remember that no one is invincible to acts of hatred and intolerance. It is a day to remember that there is good and bad in humanity. ...more


Recently before flying out to San Diego for BlogHer '11 I had a dream...a dream that would have rocked my world and made me not get on the plane a few years ago...You can read all about it here.  ...more

Dr. Romance; Peace Begins at Home

Dr. Romance writes: There is so much unrest in the world today: we are still in two wars, terrorism seems to be endemic worldwide, and domestic violence still dominates the news.  We still need to heed the old bumper sticker: TEACH PEACE.  The more current one on my car says “Peace is Patriotic.” ...more

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