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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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Saturday, March 3, 2007

Happy Birthday, Rob Antonisse

Ever think of the birthdays of people who have touched your lives? I remember Jeffrey Baer's is January 5 -- he was in my elementary school -- Sacred Heart -- and God only knows why I remember it. And Susan Hogenmiller's birthday is March 10th -- she was my grade school rival -- we were both very brainy in grade school. (I remember when she mispronounced Chopin and got teased by the teacher -- and I would have said it the same way! Oh was I glad that it was Susan and not me -- whew!) Wouldn't know what happened to Jeffrey -- and haven't seen Susan in years. But then there is another that sticks in my mind, my Dutchman, who came into my life at a political party the night Dukakis lost. (Yes, that long ago.)

I always wondered why R.P. Antonisse came into my life, or I into his. It was so unexpected, but he was a cutie -- and a bit younger than me. An older woman, however pretty, could only hold so much charm, especially one who lived thousands of miles away. But it was fun and romantic while it lasted. And today is his birthday -- happy birthday Robert Peter Antonisse -- hope your life has gone well -- that you are happy somewhere -- you moved from Haarlem, I think. And if Google tells me anything, it looks like you could still be in law and might enjoy birding. I laugh. And I remember. And I bet I still look younger than you do. Heh heh -- how like a woman. But I also bet you are still cute. Not that it matters much. We're now years away from each other -- yet I still sometimes think of you and send you good thoughts.

I gain some personal peace as I remember walking with Robert Antonisse along the North Sea on a windy spring day. Very special. I bet he'd like Bethany Beach [check out Bethanycam.com - great place!] And I still, because of Rob, get a kick out of things Dutch. (Though I admit there was a time when tulips made me sad.) I know Rob played the flute and I think of him when I listen to James Galway's Pan and the Birds (from La Flute de Pan). And I still enjoy singer Herman Van Veen -- I put the two CDs of his that I have on my iPod. (Rob can't whisper into my ear, but Herman can.) Yes, Rob touched my life. He touched my heart. And I pray he is well and wish him blessings in abundance. Happy Birthday, Rob -- and

Peace hugs,
Kate Anne
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