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This blog is my online peace journal with information and reflection on a variety of peace topics -- personal, local, global -- as well as peace and justice related links that I find helpful and/or inspiring. For more formal information on peace, justice and nonviolence, I urge you to explore the webpages of The Fellowship of Reconciliation USA (see FOR), of which I am a member and join our New York Fellowship of Reconciliation (see NYFOR) listserv. Also, check out my alternate Peace Hugs blog as well as my links page.


"The God of Peace is never glorified by human violence."
-- Thomas Merton

"While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart."
-- St. Francis of Assisi

"There is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence - there is only a choice between nonviolence and nonexistence."
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

War is Costly, Peace is Priceless !!!
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Monday, November 28, 2005

Photography & Some Good News/Bad News

How long have I been talking about getting my own digital camera? Meanwhile, I've spent oodles on developing all my pictues and, since I broke my good Canon camera at the beginning of my Caribbean cruise, on the expense of (usually) good "throw-away: cameras. Well, the bad news is that Michael Dylan accidentally broke Marquise's camera over our holiday weekend. The good news is that when we went to replace it, I bought the identical model. MORE good news is that Marquise set it up for me and gave me some instructions. The bad news is that we got the cameras on "don't buy anything Friday." The good news is they were the last two on J&R's shelves (so we could get them NOW) AND I got it for the same price as the one I was considering, thanks to Consumer Reports (same brand, actually). More good news is that I will have the camera to take PR shots for my various progressive causes and not have to shoot all sorts of shots of my cats to finish the roll. (Shubh Mathur asked about the Grand Canyon pictures. Look for them in a day or two, Shubh.)

On a different subject, the Good News is that Rachel Maddow is going to be on Air America Radio weekdays at a decent hour. The bad news is that she is bumping Morning Sedition and it's funny host Marc Maron off the air. Marc's co-host Mark Riley will be doing something from 5 - 7 AM and Rachel will take over from 7 - 9 AM. I've signed up for Marc's newsletter at http://marcmaron.com and will miss his wonderful humor as part of my morning routine. You win some, you lose some. For peace, however, while knowledge is essential, humor is healing. Hopefully, we'll still have Kent Jones and Marc will will find some excellent work that I can see/hear.

(And yes, I had a good time with Michael Dylan and Marquise, who are now back in Ohio -- see http://audientfiles.blogspot.com/2005/11/thanksgiving-in-nyc.html. The good news is that my homemade Thanksgiving dinner was great. The bad news is that its remnants love my hips :-)

Peace hugs,
Kate Anne
7:44 am est

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Post Katerina
That's how Thom Hartmann was saying Hurricane Katrina, but I'm talking post Las Vegas and post Ohio visits with my daughter Kat (and son Michael Dylan and fiancee Marquise). Kat and I headed out to Vegas, hence the silence -- heck it's hard to catch up on work, mail, podcasts, and I'm only beginning to get to email. Much to do, but I wanted to write something to say I had a great time -- who would know that a peace activist would have fun in Las Vegas? Yes, I wore some of my political buttons.

And I found some peace at the Grand Canyon, going by heliocopter no less! Had great conversation with Brit Pat Dellow whose husband John Dellow was a bit disappointed with the Canyon -- it was an overcast day, but our pictures came out Grand and Kat and I LOVED it. Hope John feels differently viewing his pictures (which will also include those from the wedding of their son Scott Dellow with Angela, who married in Las Vegas). I'm sorting through some of mine and hope to post them either at Peace Hugs (http://kateannenyc.blogspot.com) or perhaps on the About Me page since I finally have another vacation under my belt.

And then there is this wonderful magician, Lance Burton -- catch his show: wow!! They had just released some third row seats when Kat and I hit the box office. Close and still mystified! Kat knows I nodded off at La Cage, but NOT at Lance Burton. (He probably would have disappeared me for good!)

Oh yes, I won some. I lost a bit more. But I gained some great memories, shared with my little Kat. Now back to reality. I could use a bit of magic to get my housework done. (This would even be a challenge to Lance, no doubt :-)

Peace hugs,
Kate Anne
9:12 am est

Thursday, November 3, 2005

Kats together, Peace, and Vote Fraud

Little Kat and I are getting together to play. I am looking forward to seeing my daughter and regaining some personal peace. We didn't get together for Halloween, but she sent me a picture which I hope to post here a bit later -- Strawberry Shortcake, or as I say, Strawberry ShortKat -- but she's taller than I.
Strawberry ShortKat

I would also urge you to check out my Peace Hugs posting from Oct. 29 where I speak about our little Union Square Peace Vigil (with Betty Lou Hornick and Sam Oast leading the way) and our meeting David Homanich's parents, Judy Homanich and George Homanich, from Binghamton. Some neat pictures and an interesting story await you. Love to blog on Peace Hugs -- it's quicker and you can comment.

Marc Maron is leaving Air America Radio's Morning Sedition! I had hoped to get up to O'Neal's Restaurant this morning but my schedule overfloweth. Still, I want to note Marc here as Morning Sedition is a great way to begin my morning and AAR's upsetting me by this change. (Just like they upset me when they got rid of Unfiltered in favor of Jerry Springer -- argh! Okay, I like the fact that they now have Thom Hartmann on their roster but not the fact that he is on only once a week -- thank God for streaming!) Anyway, this morning Marc and Mark had on Mark Crispin Miller who has come out with a new book on voting fraud: Fooled Again. I've seen an excerpt, but the book is worth buying and reading -- and YES, check out my Links page on this site for more updates on election fraud / voter fraud. FreePress.org has come out with some more good stuff. This is an issue which must be followed up on, as Mark Crispin Miller reminds us.

Peace hugs,
Mom Kat a/k/a Kate Anne
8:32 am est

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"Our country currently lives under a single-party form of government. One ideology (pro-corporate, coddling the rich, neglecting the middle class, patronizing the poor) is governing like there's no tomorrow. Should they continue, they'll be right."

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