This morning my beloved uncle Bob died of cancer. He passed away gently, in his sleep. Yet another casualty of the cancer epidemic that is sweeping this planet. He contracted cancer from exposure to asbestos at a pulp mill he worked in.
My brother Randy also died of cancer, just a few years ago. Too many of us, far too many of us have been touched by cancers cruel fingers. Although it is often difficult to prove, I believe that the huge spike in cancer we… Continue
Added by Velcrow Ripper on January 31, 2009 at 5:30am —
I feel the time has come to speak out. A few years ago my cousin's daughter wrote a book about cousins of ours who lived and hid in italy throughout the war. Reflecting on all that had happened and its impact, the elderly mother of the family said that one thing we had lost was our sense of morality, some kind of capacity to speak out when things are not fair, to admit wrongs-especially our own- and to work to change them. That no matter what has happened to us some moral capacity must be part… Continue
Added by clair lalor on January 29, 2009 at 11:55pm —
I've really been able to open my eyes to the world by joining Ipeace!
In real life I haven't had the chance to find many people who share the kind of views shared here. So I thought I must be like an exception, and I thought its strange that there are so few people who think and care about the world. But now I have found this community and it really shook me up. I think its so magnificent that it's possible to unite people from all over the world, and there can be many many… Continue
Added by Yao Panthamor on January 28, 2009 at 9:18pm —
Why am I here?
Peace is important to us all.
We all want peace.
But at the same time it is also such an abstract concept.
I am an activist who likes to see things happen.
I don't mean, manning the barricades, done that - been there.
I went through many years wanting to burn and kill and shoot
No it is time for us all to stop talking and awaken ourselves.
To look at very action every word and see what we, in ourselves, are… Continue
Added by Andrew Sampson on January 27, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Here i am again.
The war is over (for now), the bombs have stopped for the moment.
I am feeling sad, my heart is heavy, i juggle desperation and tentative hope.
I spend many sleepless nights in front of the computer screen looking for answers, for information, for knowledge.
Sometimes i read things that open my eyes.
I read an interview with doctors from Gaza who spoke to Italian journalists and claim the death toll is… Continue
Added by Achinoam Nini/Noa on January 27, 2009 at 4:14pm —
Though there are torturers in this world
There are also musicians
from a poem by Michael Coady
A city that the sun has staked to the ground and dared to survive. A city that hums with the silent impact of thousands of rolling miles of sand waves washing round it.
A poet is woken in a woman’s bed, woken by the sound of her husband crashing his huge body against the door and roaring. The poet leaps from the window and goes flying across rooftops,… Continue
Added by Dave Rock on January 27, 2009 at 1:58pm —
In this moment
The sun glitters breathless and ecstatic
In a clear clear sky
In this moment
A polar bear drowns
From melting ice
To it all
and everything in between
It's all You
one little heart can hold?
All of it.
There's room for it all.
Sometimes it has to break… Continue
Added by Velcrow Ripper on January 24, 2009 at 4:12am —
I’ve given birth to myself in muddy fields
Sweaty crowds dancefloors
Of Achilles heels
Open throats and eyes
Inky outcrops of rock
Slumping into the sea
Thinky fingerprint stained
Sheets of paper
Been reborn as me
More times than there are names for god
There are monasteries devoted
To notating tabulating remembering
And celebrating my birthdates
My star charts expand in fractal arcs
Added by Dave Rock on January 22, 2009 at 4:47pm —
"There are many issues that divide..We have to find the right ones that unite us..Or we all lose Our capacity to be able to be..The New Authors Writers and Agents of the very Change..We say we desire and seek..For this Day is "The Dawning of Our Possibility"..Daton O. Fullard 2009 This Piece is dedicated to all those who came before us..To give us a Vision of What We each can someday aspire to be..Their many names are written in the Library of My Blood and Soul..it is The very first page..Of… Continue
Added by Daton O Fullard on January 21, 2009 at 6:00pm —
“Anywhere people need to feel connected, I bring my drums and show them that connecting with people is easy. And yes, we can work together as humans to create magic. Rhythm succeeds where words often fail.”
It was one day before the attack into Gaza, and I came into iPeace with no idea of what was about to happen. I was excited to see the constructive energy of this network, to feel the vision of its founder, to take the pulse of its vibrantly creative… Continue
Added by Bruce Schuman on January 21, 2009 at 2:30am —
"Hope and sincerity are the new punk." - Antony
DARE TO DREAM
For now, let go
Just for now, let it all go
Your worries, your fears
Your addiction to suffering
Put your despair and… Continue
Added by Velcrow Ripper on January 21, 2009 at 1:30am —
From the first moment I heard Barack Obama speaking, though his venue is politics, I felt that he was emerging as a "voice of interfaith". I watched on television as he announced his candidacy, I joined his web network the day it was put on line. I followed his amazing campaign, as he organized the most powerful political network in American political history. I watched him as he appeared on hundreds of stages and platforms, repeating his positive and visionary message, in a humble and… Continue
Added by Bruce Schuman on January 20, 2009 at 6:30pm —
...Comparison photos of Earth and other planets in the neighborhood......
Added by Johnnie on January 20, 2009 at 5:49am —
Follow Your Bliss by Dermot Butterly aka Gandhi Rolling Stone
Greetings my dear readers. Here I sit in my little camper in the long-term parking lot of the Oklahoma City airport hoping they don’t kick me out in the middle of the night. You see I just returned from a few days in Los Angeles getting some dental work done and now I’m back on the road. I’m feeling quite sad and even a little sorry for myself. The transition from a hot apartment, great meals, and the warmth of my… Continue
Added by Dermot Butterly on January 19, 2009 at 6:20pm —
So many words. So much to say. My head, these days is fuller than it has been in ages. Thoughts, pop in and out all day long.... iPeace is often in my mind - the people, Gaza, and all the rest. Sometimes it is just too much to think about - and we all know our limits. I remember getting physically sick from following a war. So into it, it got into ME.
I find it is impossible to free my brain
to relax: am I being egotistical to want to do so? I feel, maybe I am. But like I say,… Continue
Added by Stephanie on January 19, 2009 at 1:58pm —
i believe israel has made a terrible mistake for precisely the reasons mr freedland expounds so eloquently. however, there are many anti zionists who are using this issue to hate jews, and that tears at my heart.
we are all human. we are all in pain right now, and none so much as the families of those innocent palestinians who have lost their lives . the fighting has to stop. - violence only spreads like poison - it… Continue
Added by phil on January 19, 2009 at 8:00am —
If I Could Be
If I could be thy light that shines
bright in your darkest night
If I could be thy hand needed to dry
your too many tears that you shall cry
If I could be thy answers to thy often
questions when you ask of me why
If I could be thy Joy when thy are fully
surrounded only by moments of sadness
If I could be thy courage to replace in you
all of my many moments of… Continue
Added by Daton O Fullard on January 18, 2009 at 8:00pm —
I can feel the ground moving. Obama is coming into Washington DC, Hillary in Thailand told me this morning that we're shifting into Aquarius, I can feel it in my body. There is a tremendous readiness in our collective evolution. We are ready for something -- poised, prepared, passionately crying out, knowing.
I read this blog post on Emergence
this morning. It's so direct, so to the point. That call is directly received in… Continue
Added by Bruce Schuman on January 18, 2009 at 6:30pm —
In answer to David's "I cry with you Abu al-Aish"
Three Fine Flames are Gone
These three bright flames are gone
whose fires once warmed our lives
this world just cannot weep enough
for all this pain within your heart,
nor can we fathom why they went
why were these flames snuffed out.
The inconsolable tears of a father
for all this pain and grief, he’s lost
the three most wonderful flames
that brightened… Continue
Added by David Gould on January 18, 2009 at 2:18am —
Human beings are a complex concoction, a molten mixture of mind, body, spirit, and shadow; a combination of the mental, physical, and spiritual plus all the goop from the dark cellar of our psyches, all coming together to create a fragrant, stinking, steaming sumptuous human stew that is uniquely me, uniquely you. To bring all these elements, and the many elements within these elements, into conscious harmony, to become an integrated… Continue
Added by Velcrow Ripper on January 17, 2009 at 9:42pm —