That's right friends and neighbors. On 4 November 2013, just 30 days from today, the 10th Blog Blast for Peace kicks off with bloggers from all around the world posting messages of peace and harmony under the phrase Dona Nobis Pacem.
Ten times gang. Not a full decade. In the early years we blogged for Peace twice annually. But then Mimi had an epiphany. The date for every Blog Blast should be 4 November...her Papa's birthday.
And so we blog for peace in 30 days for the 10th time in 7 years.
The last three years I have added quotes to the end of all my posts for the 30 days leading to Blog Blast Day. Two years ago I counted down with 100 Reasons to Blog for Peace. Last year I summarized the last 30 of my 100 Reasons along with my Quotes.
I think I'll do that again.
I like that we kick off the 30 day count down on a Friday. Everything is better with music. Certainly music and peace go together.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. Maya Angelou
Reason 30: Because blogging for peace is one of the ways that I believe in and work for peace.
Name, written by John Rzeznik, released by Goo Goo Dolls in 1995
When I Fall, written by Ed Robertson, released by Barenaked Ladies in 1996
Hey There Delilah, written by Tom Higgenson, released by Plain White T's in 2006
Say, written by John Mayer, released by John Mayer in 2007
Never Say Never, written by Isaac Slade/Joe King, released by The Fray in 2009