Friday, December 31, 2010

On promoting peace in 2010 and 2011

In 2010 I did several new things to promote peace. I hope in 2011 I'll find new qays and do still more. Can I make a difference in my home? Sure. Among my friends? Sure. In my town? I hope so. In my nation? I doubt it, but I'll try. Across our beautiful planet? Yes. Micro- loans can directly help families in other parts of the world.

Sometimes I'm so focused on myself and on finding personal peace and harmony that I lose sight of my broader objectives. I hope I'll do better and do more in the new year.

Happy new year, beloved readers!

Peace, y'all


Saturday, December 25, 2010

My Christmas gifts

Merry Christmas, planet. For those who do not choose to celebrate the birth of Jesus, I send warm greetings and my intense wish for peace and good will. Part of my celebration today will be to open my checkbook wide and give give give to those who help people and parts of the planet that need my money way more than I do.

Peace, y'all!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Another fallen soldier in our senseless, immoral war

Since I work for a state agency I know that another child of a mother in my state had died in our senseless and immoral war in Afghanistan. The email tells me he died in Kandahar Province from unjuries caused by an IED.

No. What killed him was our government's wrong-headed policies that send our people into harm's way.

America has the largest military budget on the planet. Bigger than the militaries of the next several countries, combined.

When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. So America sends our hi-tech tools and our young men and women into harm's way. This does NOT make anyone safer.

When you see state and federal flags at half mast, it means someone has died. In my state it's a silent symbol that the State-sanctioned terror had claimed another mother's child.

Family of US Army Cpl Sean M Collins, Ian so sorry for your loss.

Peace, y'all. NOW


Monday, December 13, 2010

Would I be a spy?

Recently I've thought about my country's wars. I oppose them with my heart and voice, but I don't march in the streets and I still pay my taxes. And I still, on occasion, pledge allegiance to the flag....

(do other countries have a rite like our pledge of allegiance?)

I hate what my country is doing in Iraq and Afghanistan. When I see anti-American words or actions, I want to say "not me, I'm don't support USA's actions.". But do I have a leg to stand on?

Millions of Americans oppose the wars. We are all painted by the same brush.

My country is tarnishing my name.

Like the hikers.

Peace y'all