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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.

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Thursday, June 1, 2006

Constant catch-up begins with a Peace Prayer
Of course, it is because I see so much to do.... Choices are hard for me to make. MoveOn wanted me to rate their suggested list of items to work on and if I rated them right now, I am sure I would rate them differently. But they ALL are important!!! The secret is to be peaceful. And I should remember the prayer Mara Emmie gave me, someplace in the archives [March 15, 2004]. Bottom line, I must breathe, relax, and ask God, "What would you have me do today?"
I went to the Global March to Stop Global Warming page and the numbers are up by about 90. I need to post a picture on my page AND specifically bug my friends to sign up on MY page, beside me and behind Bobby Kennedy, Jr. Ego must stay tamed, but obviously, my NYFOR and WQIDC friends didn't get to the bottom of my last email where I suggested they specifically join the march at my page. I think I am going to have to take this as a sign to be in touch DIRECTLY, in my spare time of course (?).
The doggies are fed and at my feet. There is a Community Board 2 meeting tonight so I should either go feed my cats now or go tonight when I am extremely tired. Otherwise, it is a long wait until Friday morning. The good news is that Diane may be doing this weekend's doggie duty as I gave her last weekend off (Saturday and Sunday) from her late afternoon/early evening walk. (I think you may be able to jump to my FlickR set of Furry Friends by clicking here -- if it doesn't change its number -- check out some of the critters who affect my life. Barney Bear and Munchkin and I had such a love fest this morning. So sweet.)
New action items have to be posted on this web site. I can start with the ones on the Stop Global Warming action page.
I also need to contact my new friends from the Reebok Human Rights Award Ceremony and Dinner event so that they know that I am glad I met them and so that they can check out the pictures I posted on my Reebok set. My friend Dr. Shubh Mathur had spurred on the nomination of Kashmiri human rights activist Khurram Parvez and he was one of the honorees!
And then of course, the political Kate Anne hopes to be petitioning for Assemblymember Cathy Nolan's re-election (see her picture at the same link as Khurram as both the award cerremony and Cathy's spring event were in the same link and discussed in the same post).  So, God, what would you have me do today first? Listen. Post this. Get dressed. Walk the dogs. Get into Manhattan and keep Steven happy. Lots to do, but I will do what I can, with God's help. Blessings, one and all! March, please -- and
Peace hugs,
Kate Anne
8:06 am edt

Peaceful catch-up
I thought I would have been writing on synchronicity or an essay on what I should have said to Gerry T. when he told me he voted for Bush and didn't regret it. (I won't be hard on myself, I made some good points, but egad!!) Instead I have been dogsitting my Goddogs Munchkin and Barney Bear as well as trying to maintain the affection of my three cats: quite a juggling act. And I have been blogging at http://PeaceHugs.com -- my blogspot blog. And I have been posting pictures at FlickR: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kateannenyc. And I have had to earn a living. And update my iPod. And listen to SOME of the podcasts. 
I also went to see the Al Gore environmental movie, An Inconvenient Truth: scary, important, and action-oriented. Okay, I also saw The DaVinci Code -- and watched the A&E DVD version of the Colin Firth/Jennifer Ehle Pride and Prejudice. Busy, busy, busy!
And I'm hoping to get more people to sign up on the online Virtual March to Stop Global Warming, preferably on my page, behind Bobby Kennedy, Jr.. If you haven't joined, the march, please go to http://www.stopglobalwarming.org/sgw_marcher.asp?115016 and sign in and be counted. Right now 376,346 are already marching. But right now I had better march to bed because the doggies will want to get up and have me walk them before too long. It is just after midnight. God bless! AND....
Peace hugs,
Kate Anne
12:01 am edt

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