Dona Nobis Pacem – Thursday Thirteen

Posted on 05. Nov, 2009 by in MeMe's


“Dona Nobis Pacem” – Latin for “Grant Us Peace”

Thirteen Reasons to Like Peace

1. Peace is cool. You get to lay around and relax as opposed to War where you have to duck and weave and bob to avoid hot things like bombs and bullets.

2. Peace is an homophone with piece and if we stretch our imaginations, maybe even pease.

3. Peace is a greeting. War is not.

4. Peace has its very own, unique and special symbol.peace-31

5. Peace is the true objective of war according to Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, so why not just skip war and go directly to peace?

6. “Peace is liberty in tranquility.” Cicero

7. John Lennon’s – Give Peace a Chance is a very snappy song.

8. Peace requires less clean up.

9. Peace has a coveted prize.

10. Peace has its own Corps.

11. The Peace Poem

12. People





13. Need I say more than this?


For more on this Peace Project.

For more 13’s, visit Alice’s Restaurant.

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Today is the fifth day of NaNoWriMo 2009.

Total word count so far: 7,258

My user name is goldennib.

If you are doing NaNo too, look me up so we can be NaNo Buddies.

For novels completed in previous years, as they came off of my fingertips:

My 2006 Novel – Happenstance

My 2007 Novel – Ancestral Head

My 2008 Novel – Ranee’s Revenge

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45 Responses to “Dona Nobis Pacem – Thursday Thirteen”

  1. Thom

    05. Nov, 2009

    He’s getting so big already πŸ™‚ A real cutie. πŸ™‚

  2. Quilly

    05. Nov, 2009

    I want to hold the baby.

  3. Carletta

    05. Nov, 2009

    What a terrific post!
    Such a cute little one!!!
    Have a peaceful day Nessa.

  4. weirsdo

    05. Nov, 2009

    The picture says it all.

  5. Doug

    05. Nov, 2009

    Still not convinced. Got 13 more?

    • karen

      05. Nov, 2009

      Why invite trouble? Thirteen is such an unlucky number.

  6. secret agent woman

    05. Nov, 2009

    And that last one is e reason we simply must keep woking toward world peace.

  7. brian miller

    05. Nov, 2009

    love the look on his face. perhaps we should all give peace a chance…

    • Tracy

      10. Nov, 2009

      I agree with you Brian,we really should give peace a chance,afterall life is a gift, just like that sweet baby.

  8. she

    05. Nov, 2009

    i’m sucking at nano so far. i’m “pookielocks” if you want to friend me!

    happy tt

  9. jennifer

    05. Nov, 2009

    Numbers 1 and 5 were my favorites. You did an AWESOME Blog Blast post and I’m proud to know ya πŸ™‚

    Peace Nessa!

  10. Adelle Laudan

    05. Nov, 2009

    Very kewl post. Lovely baby. Wishing you Miles of Smiles and Peace to you and yours.

  11. Alice Audrey

    05. Nov, 2009

    Nope, no need to say a single word more.

  12. Melli

    05. Nov, 2009

    #5 – πŸ™‚ Would that it were only that easy!

    I get the baby after Quilly!~

  13. Mar

    05. Nov, 2009

    Love that Lennon song… and the baby is adorable!! wonderful post.

  14. Paige Tyler

    05. Nov, 2009

    Great TT!


    My TT is at

  15. Calico Crazy

    05. Nov, 2009

    Fabulously peaceful 13. The little one is just priceless. I’m hanging in for NaNo so far.

  16. VinnyBond

    05. Nov, 2009

    Unique 13 there …very well done

    Thank you for participating in the BlogBlast For PEACE!


  17. clean and crazy

    05. Nov, 2009

    what an awesome post, i love the last picture, it really captures the moment.

  18. rose

    05. Nov, 2009


  19. Akelamalu

    05. Nov, 2009

    Great post Nessa and a lovely Peace Globe. πŸ™‚

  20. Anndi

    05. Nov, 2009

    All convincing arguments… I’d say your post is made of win.

  21. Shelley Munro

    05. Nov, 2009

    I think you’ve said it all. πŸ™‚

  22. Mama Zen

    05. Nov, 2009

    Awesome peace post!

  23. Marilyn

    05. Nov, 2009

    #5 and #13 were my favorite. Great post!

  24. Jim

    05. Nov, 2009

    I like John Lemmon. I also like lemon pie. May I have a piece please? πŸ™‚ Thank you.

  25. G-Man

    05. Nov, 2009

    Peace..Love..and 55…hehehehe

  26. nursemyra

    05. Nov, 2009

    your new grandson is adorable

  27. Rosidah Abidin

    05. Nov, 2009

    Dona Nobis Pacem. What a wonderful post! I love all your reasons for peace, but the last one really did it for me. What a cutie pie! Have a peaceful week, Nessa πŸ™‚

  28. Bill

    05. Nov, 2009

    Peace Nessa, Wonderful Post

  29. Hootin' Anni

    05. Nov, 2009

    First….LOVE the photo share. Adorable! And then…your 13 are great, and I especially like the third one.

    Have a glorious Thursday evening.

  30. Amanda Moore

    05. Nov, 2009

    He is the absolute best reason for peace but I like how your Thursday 13 were all about peace, very cool!

  31. mike golch

    05. Nov, 2009

    great posting.Dona Nobis Pacem

  32. Dr. John

    05. Nov, 2009

    Peace be with you.

  33. Travis

    05. Nov, 2009

    Nice job doing a Peace Thursday 13. And good luck on NNWM.

    Peace to you and yours.

  34. finding pam

    05. Nov, 2009

    Peace has its very own, unique and special symbol.
    I love this one.
    Your grandbaby is adorable. I love how you think!
    Peace and Love,

  35. colleen

    05. Nov, 2009

    I’m thinking about the bumper sticker I once saw that said Whirled Peas and the song by Elvis Costello: What’s so funny bout peace love and understanding.

  36. Tracie

    05. Nov, 2009

    Love it!! #12 was the best!
    Happy Thursday!

  37. SandyCarlson

    05. Nov, 2009

    Yeah. You do peace right. God bless.

  38. Karen Jo

    06. Nov, 2009

    I totally agree with all your reasons to love peace, especially the last one. Peace to you and yours.

  39. Lily Strange

    06. Nov, 2009

    I had meant to do this but forgot. My brane hurtz!
    If I ever get 39 comments on one of my posts, and they aren’t spam or hate, my brain will explode. So I guess if people want to kill me off, they should kill me with kindness.

  40. noe noe girl

    06. Nov, 2009

    Wonderful Post!
    Peace my friend!

  41. Michelle

    07. Nov, 2009

    Belated Peace Globe day best wishes to you. πŸ™‚

    Oh and GOOD LUCK with the NaNo writing.

  42. Jen

    09. Nov, 2009

    That is SUCH a cute baby!

  43. Mimi Lenox

    11. Nov, 2009

    What an adorable baby!
    I love what you did with this peace post and globe – very creative. I especially like #3.

    You are #1553 in the Official Peace Globe Gallery.