Peace


The Divine bows to the Divine in you.

The Divine in me bows to the Divine in you.

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As we are together, praying for peace, let us be truly with each other.
Let us pay attention to our breathing.
Let us be relaxed in our bodies and our minds.
Let us return to ourselves and become wholly ourselves. Let us
maintain a half-smile on our faces.
Let us be aware of the source of being common to us all and to all living things.
Evoking the presence of the Great Compassion, let us fill our hearts
with our own compassion—towards ourselves and towards all living beings.
Let us pray that all living beings realize that they are all brothers
and sisters, all nourished from the same source of life.
Let us pray that we ourselves cease to be the cause of suffering to
each other.
Let us plead with ourselves to live in a way which will not deprive
other beings of air, water, food, shelter, or the chance to live.
With humility , with awareness of the existence of life, and of the
sufferings that are going on around us, let us pray for the establishment of peace in our
hearts and on earth. Amen

—-Thich Nhat Hanh

War destroys the childhoods of children.

War destroys the childhoods of children.

Preparations under way for the coming “holiday” …..


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It’s that time of the year again.

The “crazy” time when family starts getting together. Starts with the time after Halloween and the continues all the way to Christmas … 

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Food you can really give thanks for…

By Michelle Kim • November 18, 2013 

~~GMO Insiders~~

It’s that time of year again – when people across the country start busting out old recipe cards, calling up friends and family to finalize travel plans, and preparing for that oh-so iconic Thanksgiving meal.

This Thanksgiving, the GMO Inside team is hoping that you’ll join us in spicing things up a bit. 

I’m pleased to introduce our Non-GMO Holiday series, complete with tips and tricks for celebrating all of our fall and winter holidays with the most healthy, nourishing, and ethically-sourced foods and ingredients out there.

Today, we’re starting with the soup course!

If you’re planning a soup course for your…

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Striking Back Against Censorship


A must read.

The WordPress.com Blog

The mission of WordPress.com is to democratize publishing. We’re inspired every day by the ways creators use our platform to bring their voices to the world. Unfortunately, we also see many cases of censorship aimed at WordPress.com authors and users.

One area where we’ve seen a number of problems is the censoring of criticism through abuse of copyright law. Two recentcases of abuse really caught our attention and made us think that we needed to take action to fight back on behalf of our users and everyone who believes in the internet’s promise for free expression.

Censorship by DMCA

A common form of censorship by copyright stems from improper use of legal creations called DMCA takedown notices. The DMCA stands for the “Digital Millennium Copyright Act,” which is a US federal law that created a system for protecting copyrights online. The DMCA system works pretty well, but has a…

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Syria roadside bomb wounds Jordanian writers


This is very interesting and beautiful music. Hugs, Barbara

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video is called Rababa poem / song Jordanian Bedouin traditional music.

From Associated Press:

Syria roadside bomb wounds 2 Jordanian writers

By ALBERT AJI and RYAN LUCAS

— Nov. 21, 2013 10:01 AM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A bomb exploded Thursday near a bus carrying a group of Jordanian writers who met with senior Syrian government leaders on an official visit, wounding five of them, one of the delegates said.

The Syrian state news agency SANA said two Jordanians were wounded. But the Jordanians said five of them were wounded by the late afternoon explosion in Daraa province, 40 kilometers (25 miles) east of the Jordanian border.

“It was tumultuous. We heard a big boom and we were hit with shrapnel,” said Hussein Mutawee, one of the wounded writers.

He said the 20-member delegation from the Jordanian Writers Syndicate was in Syria for four days, meeting with…

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The rules have changed: Reid pulls trigger on nuclear option


In the annuals of American history, I have never seen such meanness and selfishness. 46 million people are in need of food and an education.

The Fifth Column

For the past few years, Senator Harry Reid has been reluctant to use the “Nuclear Option” to break  the current Senate “filibuster” rules  and return the filibuster back to a “simple majority” rule.  Kudos to Sen. Reid.

Daily Kos

Kaboom! Republicans dared Harry Reid to do it, and he just did, finally. The Senate has voted to change the filibuster rules, 52-48. Democrats Carl Levin, Joe Manchin, Mark Pryor voted against changing the rule.

The new rule that will allow just a simple majority vote for all nominees except for the Supreme Court. For the remainder of this Congress, President Obama’s nominees will only need 51 votes to be appointed. What that means immediately is that, while the Republicans continue to play games to delay action on the Defense Authorization, the nominations of Patricia Millett, Nina Pillard, and Roberts Wilkins to the D.C. Circuit can move forward. So can the…

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What Is Peace?


This is magnificent and I am rebogging your blog because everyone needs to read this.

Nayabmalika: The Blog

A child crawls on the mud strewn ground, his ribs jutting out in sharp relief, distorting the light of the harsh Somalian sun that beats down, parching the land dry; he looks around for his mother. There she comes, carrying a tiny package in her burnt brown hands, to lift up her child; he weighs less than a bird now, and he won’t eat. She balls up grains of rice, pushes them against his lips, and he tries, then fails. In a land where twelve million lay starving, what’s one child? How much difference does one tiny beating heart make? The answer is: all the difference in the world.

A narrow alleyway in Libya, the pavement cracked and threaded, broken by the combat boots that have marched over it. A terrified teenager stands hidden, shadowed in the ruins of a crumbling wall, watching the trigger being pulled. They have guns…

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