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Friday, October 31, 2008

Campaign PeaceQuarters


Welcome to the headquarters of Bloggingham Palace, home of the flying peace globes. It's a circus! Not only are globes pouring into my mailbox but the meme seems to be spreading like wildfire in the blogosphere. The next few days I will meme it meme it meme it again and again. The response has been "Why haven't I heard about this before? Count me in!" So the push will be on until next Thursday. If any of you want to help me in your spare time (like who has spare time??!) just email and I'll delicately delegate a job for you. Please don't take offense if you get memed again or have already sent in your globe or you see a drop in your comment box. I could have made a mistake and memed ya tiwce. (It's been known to happen.)

There are so many peace globes we had to build an expansion to the mansion! See? Thanks Bud for your "construction" (and constructive) assistance.

Until November 6th, Homer and I will be barricaded in the palace counting globes, answering emails, writing posts, eating cheetos and preparing for a couple of radio shows (Dr. Blogstein's Radio Happy Hour on Tuesday the 4th at 9pm Eastern and Dr. Anonymous on the 6th).

But I have an awesome helper.

1. I taught Homer to count
2. I taught Homer to spell Dona nobis pacem

3. I taught Homer to sing Dona nobis pacem
4. I taught Homer to fetch my coffee

5. I taught Homer to clean up spilled coffee


He's enjoying it immensely!! I can understand that he may be a little bored but really (!) I think all this peaceful bonding may be a turning point in our relationship. He seems to be adjusting well to my hourly tantrums and has learned since I began this post to pour French Vanilla without spilling it on my crown. I'm so proud of him!

That dog is a genius I tell ya.
Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to attempt to teach him to Google "BlogBlast For Peace".....He knows his alphabet up to T.You know he loves me.
Right, Homer? ...Homer?!
Right?
(I'm outta coffee poochie dear.....)






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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Warhol's Peace

"Abstract"
Some sing. Some play. Some write. Some pontificate. Some photograph. Some draw. Some scribble.
Billy paints.

Canadian artist Billy Warhol, the author of the blog Billion Dollar Baloney has once again created a special series of of abstract art peace globes - as he has done for past launches. I am always amazed at the depth of creativity and emotion he puts into each piece. This year is especially vibrant. The November 2008 BlogBlast For Peace series is called "Primitive Art" and I am proud to present it as follows.
See more of Billy's extraordinary work on display at Toronto's Wynick-Tuck Gallery in this post entitled "Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Medicine's Holy Grail". The guy has a history of using and harnessing his art for good causes. I am proud to call him a friend and a peace blogger.

Let's watch Billy paint peace.....


"Spectral Transform"

"Primitive Art"


"Liquid Energy" (1)


"Liquid Energy" (2)


"Malevic"


"Emboss"


"Number Puzzle"


"Op Art"


"Emergence"


"Psychedelic"


"Cubist"


"Primitive Art"


*copyright Billy Warhol, Canada, Billion Dollar Baloney

8 days and counting......!!

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Because Daisy Said So!

We hear ya, Daisy.


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Voices From India ~ Comrades in Peace


I am thinking of my friend Prometheus tonight and wishing him well. He has been awol from the blogosphere for awhile - in fact, he reappeared in June 2008 to post his peace globe and disappeared again . He pens (sometimes!) the ever popular and intelligent Moving (Middle) Finger Writes. As our mutual comrade, Lizza from the Philippines remarked in her post this weekend, he is sorely missed but we wish him love and happiness as he embarks on a new and joyous journey of his own. I always think of him around peace globe time. I also thank him. Why? Because he challenged and inspired me to keep going, maybe more than he even realizes. You see, two years ago he mysteriously appeared in my comments with this wise but smart-aleck quip about my idea for peace globes. He wrote, ""Yo Mims. This is a bit like digging a tunnel to China armed with a plastic spoon.....Ergo, I sign up."

And so he did. Prometheus, ancient enigmatic blogger extraordinaire from India and champion for peace, broke his self-imposed silence that day to write one of the most stirring pleas for world peace I've ever read. I was deeply moved and encouraged.



This is what he had to say way back in the blog year 2006:
"Mimi started this idea called the Peace Globe. Titled Dona Nobis Pacem, and signed by participating bloggers; the Peace Globe was nothing more than the desire for peace of each individual blogger. Undeniably feeble an idea. Surely, a chain of globes cannot achieve what numerous important-sounding treaties did not achieve. When the United Nations, in its third avatar, has failed; when NATO is nada; when NPT is history; when the Kyoto Protocol is worth less than a retarded rodent’s rear and Human Rights have been, er, left behind; the term ‘snowball’s chance in hell’ seems rather inadequate to describe this audacious Peace Globe idea. Prometheus himself has participated in some high-sounding global treaties and world forums. He has seen enough to believe his former superior officer who termed these events as ‘Meeting-Eating-Cheating’ charades. Prometheus did tell Mimi that this Peace Globe thing was ‘like digging a tunnel to China armed with a plastic spoon’. But Prometheus did participate in the Peace Globe venture. Why?

There is a proverb in Hindi that means ‘even a twig is assistance to a drowning man’. When the sun is blotted out, even a firefly seems dear. For Prometheus, the Peace Globe was not just a symbol of his derision for war of the military kind. It also symbolized his prayer for a world where we treat each other with respect, with equality, with justice. A world where we have rid ourselves of hidden agenda, of malice, of superiority over another race or religion, of our selfish traits and of our parasitic tendencies. His dream of a clean human race, one that achieves so much more by harnessing the time formerly spent watching our backs. Like the Elf kind of Tolkien. Wise and serene. Drowning in an endless ocean of stupidity, selfishness and hate; the Peace Globe was Prometheus’ proverbial twig."


So my friend - if you are reading - thank you.
Again.

And I will say to you today what I said to you then - wherever you are...
"About that plastic spoon. Scour the blogosphere today. Mims just got a bigger spoon."

See the fireflies?






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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Czech Republic, Jimi Hendrix, Langston Hughes and Australian Laketrees ~ Peace Globe Magic Begins...



Australian artist Kim Barker from the popular site, Laketrees, shares her portrait magic with us and an inspiring quote by Forbes in "A Royal Tag For Peace."

Click to play a slideshow of new globes for November....

The Giggling Goddess quoting Jimi Hendrix from Australia writes "Jump On The Peace Train".....
....and the first globe from the Czech Republic via Namnet's Philosophizing Playground brings the total to 41 countries participating (and counting).....

And so it begins

This is Mimi Pencil Skirt reporting live from the lovely land of the Peace Globes.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

The BlogBlast For Peace Meme ~ Memeing the Movement



This is Mimi Pencil Skirt reporting live from the lovely land of the Peace Globes.
I'm about to do something radical. Unexpected (hardly). CRAZY. Did I say radical?


Let me 'splain.
I've consulted with the Pencil Skirt Powers That Be (that would be moi) and they came to a smashingly obvious and random conclusion. The lightbulb came on..so to speak......and I've made the no-brainer decision to meme this movement. To meme or not to meme peace globes? That is the question.

The answer came as a question. WHY NOT?

Peace Globes did not begin as a meme. But it began to behave like a meme. Blog to blog to blog. Like a fog. We didn't use the word "tag" ....but that's what we did when we invited others in our blogrolls to participate. The fact that you did so without the obligatory tag is proof that the concept is powerful.

It's a fact that the fastest and most effective way to spiral an idea out of control in the blogosphere is via a meme. I should know! We have the vision as a core group of bloggers for peace, we have a sense of unity, activism, awareness and enthusiasm; but we do not - yet - have the power in numbers behind the message.





Unity in numbers = power



Peace power?








What a revolutionary idea.


My vision hasn't changed. Nor has my commitment to the project or my willingness to work hard. But if it is to have the influence I know it can - then I have to work smarter. Today, I, Mimi Queen of Memes, toss a slew of beautiful little peaceful globes into the galactic blogosphere as a tag- to get the ball rolling.



How far will they go? Where will they land?
Who will catch them? Where will they send them next?

Who will draw a picture, write a poem, make a song, write a post....that might have the power to begin to change the landscape of my world?

Someone will.

Will it be you?

A friend told me recently, "I have a healthy respect for the power of the written word. If we can all get together and do this on the same day, with the right post title, it can have meaning....It can extend the meaning and become more powerful."

Right, my friend. A revolution of words.

Don't you want to know how far your words will reach? Have you ever wondered if what you write has relevance and meaning to someone else? Maybe someone in another country, maybe even a violent place. Or just a lonely space.


I have to believe that there are many others who - given the opportunity - would like to speak for peace. I say we should use all the tools at our disposal to make sure they get the chance.


This meme is a movement.

Let's move it.

Tag at will!


**start copy**
Join The Revolution

Here are the rules and the story.
(1) Copy this into a post (2) ADD YOUR NAME to the bottom of the tag list
(3) Tag at as many people as you'd like.

The Peace Globe project began in the fall of 2006 with a simple post from one blog, Mimi Writes. The post ignited a flame in the blogosphere. The flame became a passion. The passion became a movement. It amazingly traveled from blog to blog to blog across the globe. Bloggers wrote passionate articles on what peace means to them, along with the promise of three Latin words scribbled on a globe - Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace) - branded with the integrity of their names or blog names. It was positively inspiring to watch. And it began to happen all over the world - from Singapore to China to Afghanistan to Brooklyn.

It was simple. And powerful.

In less than three weeks bloggers from all across the globe will blog for peace.
We will speak with one voice. One subject. One day.
Won't you join us?
November 6, 2008

How To Get Your Peace Globe In 4 easy steps!

1. Right CLICK and SAVE the peace globe below or choose from other designs here.

2. Sign the globe using Paint, Photoshop or a similar graphics tool. Decorate the globe anyway you wish. You can even include the name of your blog. Click
here for hundreds of inspiring examples from previous BlogBlasts.
3. Return the peace globe to me via email ~ mimiwrites2005 at yahoo.com - Let me know your blog's name and url by leaving a comment
here and signing the Mr. Linky. Your submission will be numbered and dated in the official gallery . Your globe and post will be listed on the Official BlogBlast For Peace website and The Peace Globe Posts page.


Here's the most important part.
4. On November 6, 2008 DISPLAY YOUR GLOBE IN A POST. Title your post "Dona Nobis Pacem". This is important. The goal is for all blog post titles to say the same thing on the same day. Write about peace or simply fly your globe.


Go HERE for the other 3 globe template choices!)


If you'd like to help spread the word, take this button to your site. The code is in my sidebar.


I, Mimi Queen of Memes, hereby royally tag the following.......
(Before you copy this list on your blogs, ADD YOUR OWN NAME to the bottom of the list. )

............................................................................................................YOUR NAME HERE.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE TAGGED TO PLAY.

Please passing this meme through the blogosphere. Peace + Power
This is Mimi Pencil Skirt reporting from the lovely land of the Peace Globes.
Memeing the Movement.


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Related posts to inspire you: Blue Whales and Bubbles (a little boy's bathtime changed my perspective)and...
From my Thirty Days Thirty Reasons series
Need a reason to fly a peace globe? Here are 27 good ones.





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