boingboing — 2013-06-28T16:51:57-04:00 — #1
If you missed the greatThis American Life's episode from 2009 about Daryl Watson's short-lived but laudable attempt to "walk across the country in order to promote world peace and bring harmony to all nations" you might wonder from time-to-time what he is up to. This morning, I was telling my daughter about the original Peace… READ THE REST
misterjayem — 2013-06-28T17:05:23-04:00 — #2
If Peace Pilgrim runs across that Xeni's angry guitar player, I hope someone is there to video tape it.
mindysan33 — 2013-06-28T18:57:05-04:00 — #3
law — 2013-06-28T19:06:54-04:00 — #4
Peace Pilgrim part Deux: Peace HARDER!
woodchuck45 — 2013-06-28T19:19:12-04:00 — #5
I was just listening to that story a few weeks ago, it was striking how naïve he was before starting out on his pilgrimage. Here's hoping he has better success on this journey.
scruss — 2013-06-28T22:16:28-04:00 — #6
Mildred Norman Ryder didn't quit.
acerplatanoides — 2013-06-29T00:55:00-04:00 — #7
Aren't we all. It was a remarkable story. I look forward to buying whatever book he turns it into.
cloudy — 2013-06-29T12:23:05-04:00 — #8
I would recommend the book 'Planet Walker' if this interests you. By John Francis, who went on a 22 year peace pilgrimage, in silence. A great autobiographical account.
jimp — 2013-06-29T14:05:22-04:00 — #9
So far it seems about as effective as that guy in Rome who is often shown wearing a dress and standing on some balcony in front of thousands of followers. He "prays" for peace regularly to no particular avail.
We are not a peaceful species and likely never will be.
johnabbe — 2013-06-29T14:55:52-04:00 — #10
Brings to mind the by-necessity self-organized 1986 Great Peace March. There's also next year's cross-country Climate March - any happy mutants planning to go? I'm considering it...
johnabbe — 2013-06-29T14:57:07-04:00 — #11
Only two links per post, so re the Great Peace March here's an excellent reflective article from 1999, and a video
boingboing — 2013-07-03T16:52:05-04:00 — #13
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