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At 6:22pm on February 3, 2009, Wayne Clayton said…
Hi Bonnie, Katoomba is two hours west of Sydney in the Blue Mountains.
At 5:48pm on February 3, 2009, Janu Ko said…
Dear, Bonnie Zimmermann

You meant road idol that was in my husband's pictures.
We took that picture when we visited media park for traditional or historical drama or movie. and we took the other picture in the park.
that two road idols usually stands in front of entrance of town.
it was a kind of traditional civil belief.
road idol is a guardian deity. people believed the deity protect their town from bad things.
two road idols usually stand together. one is a male and the other is a female.
male idol wear a hat. and female idol doesn't have a hat.
the letters on the body of each idol mean "general of the sky"(it is the name of male idol) and "general of the land"(name of female idol).

Have a happy day
Peace and love with you
Best, Janu
At 6:14am on January 29, 2009, Rene Wadlow said…
Dear Colleague
I have just returned from Geneva where the United Nations is preparing a conference to be held 20-24 April to look at current manifestations of racial discrimination and xenophobia. As a non-governmental organization in consultative status and active in human rights issues, the representatives of the Association of World Citizens participate in the preperations as well as in the conference.

In many parts of the world, there is an intensification of xenophobia - fear of the foreign- usually expressed as fear and rejection of the foreigner. We see propaganda against immigrants and the promotion of doctrines of cultural and religious superiority. Yet each situation is different. Thus, to prepare our contribution to the Conference, I would be glad to receive your experiences and analysis of the area where you live or know best concerning xenophobic currents and the rejection of cultrual diversity.

As things now stand, I think that I will stress three issues on which I have worked before, but I am open to other additions:

1) Migration. Migration for work is already an important world pattern and is likely to grow with the impact of the economic downturn. It is important to look at the ways that migrants are treated. The fear of migrants and their impact on society is an important factor in xenophobia.

2) Trafficking is an aspect and a particular form of the patterns of migration. There is a large underground economy linked to trafficking in persons. Trafficking is often treated as a police matter with little concern for the people so trafficked. Linked to the issue of trafficking is violence against women, especially women trafficked for the sex trade. While there are many forms of violence against women - often within the family - we can safely say that there is little trafficking of women for sexual purposes which is not associated with violence against women.

3) There is a need to strengthen the United Nations and regional institutions to deal with the consequences of migration and trafficking in persons.

I would be glad to receive your comments and suggestions at my personal email
wadlowz@aol.com. Thanks for your cooperation.

Rene Wadlow, Representative to the UN, Geneva, Association of World Citizens
At 11:05am on January 28, 2009, Larry Harvey said…
Way too much happening these days...if you haven't heard, Billy Powell, the incredible keyboardist and survivor of the old Lynyrd Skynyrd Band died this morning (56) in his home just down the road from me in Orange Park. I figured that you might have had opportunity to meet Billy back in the day...

The world is changing...
At 6:50am on January 28, 2009, Imtiaz Mather said…
Hi Bonnie, How are you? Hope you're keeping well... :)
At 8:35pm on January 27, 2009, Richard Lukens said…
aaahhhhhh.... stuck in cyberspace....
At 8:33pm on January 27, 2009, Mike Balitao said…
HI BONNIE I ALWAYS PUT TITLE AND DESCRIPTIONS ON MY VIDS HEHEHE
At 6:00pm on January 27, 2009, Larry Harvey said…
Hey Bonnie,

Uncanny! I was just about to leave you a message when your note popped up on my page!! Thanks for filling me in--and good for you! We are faced with similar situations and find ourselves doing what we must to keep the real dreams alive...but we have considerably fewer 'friends'! Good luck with all of your endeavors and thanks for including us in your plans for the year.

Today is the 42nd anniversary (seems like the wrong word) of the Apollo 1 fire. I went out to Launch Complex 34 for a few moments of focus (we also have the Challenger and Columbia anniversaries over the next couple of days--all 3 events had tremendous impacts on my life). At any rate, I was incredibly aware of your presence as I stood out on the pad and reflected on the peace that flows so freely from the ruins of the launch platform. We definitely need to find the right way to share that special place!

I'm always available and look forward to figuring it all out with you when you get a chance to take a few deep breaths....

love ya

Larry
At 1:49pm on January 27, 2009, Silja Saareoks-Kaldre said…
Thank you for the friend invite, Bonnie! Wish you all the blessings for the life of yours and for to give out for everyone in need. Love for you!
At 9:55am on January 26, 2009, Bhojendra M. Shakya said…
Have you been to Nepal Bonnie? What do you think is the situation of Nepal these days? It will be nice to know your views on Nepal specially in comparison to the other Asian countries.
At 10:35am on January 22, 2009, Bhojendra M. Shakya said…
Thanks for remembering a country like Nepal. Let it not go as bad as the other burning countries in issue.
At 11:33pm on January 21, 2009, Rinny Noor said…
Hi Bonnie,

Nice to know that you are familiar with Indonesia...I am living in Jakarta. Please let me know when you are in Jakarta.

Salam,

Rinny Noor
At 10:22pm on January 21, 2009, Beryl Jacobson said…
I would be honored to play/create/work with your amazing team and amazing heart and vision!
At 10:12pm on January 21, 2009, Beryl Jacobson said…
Well it is actually after the yiddish meaning Bear, but also, yes the gem stone!
I would love to connect and hear more of the plans for AOAND
I have been in the music business and now the new media business for years myself and have and continue to build websites, create films, social networks, and more as well! And almost all with conscious intent. You can see some of what I have been up to at http://www.mozaik-media.com
At 7:39am on January 21, 2009, Peace Portal said…
May you be blessed Bonnie, with good health, long life, prosperity, joy, wisdom, peace, and love. If we can be of help please let us know, the time has come for new architecture and new systems, that is our calling and mission, we are here to serve those like yourself whom are uniting and educating the world. Namaste
At 2:37pm on January 20, 2009, Gary Rashid said…
I don't, but my little black & white soulmate does! He would prefer to lick my
my face, well anybody's face for that matter. A true manifestation of 'unconditional' love!
I love birds too (I was admiring the beautiful creature on your shoulder)! I just lost my Peach Faced (Lutino) lovebird this year - she was a joyful fixture in my life for about 12 years.
At 11:42pm on January 19, 2009, Richard Lukens said…
your page is looking cool.... great job...
At 2:33pm on January 19, 2009, brian weller said…
Hi Bonnie,
Thanks for your message. Willits is in Mendo. County and is 2.5 hours North of SF on hwy 101. and begins at the first traffic light after the Golden Gate Bridge! 4 years ago a group of us founded WELL (Willits Economic Localization) as a response to peak oil and climate change concerns to begin the process of enrolling our city to get 'off the grid'. Check us out at www.willitseconomiclocalization.org. Lots of love and thanks so much for the stunning photography, Brian
At 6:28am on January 19, 2009, Claudia van den Elsen-Westendorf Pieters said…
Wonderful and colorful photos Bonnie.
Especially the one with the little boy with his beautiful big brown eyes.
And how lucky you must feel to visit these magnificent places :-)

Love and warm regards,
Claudia.
At 2:03am on January 12, 2009, Carrie Jackson said…
Hi Bonnie, I love your parrot, I have a golden mantled rosella from Aussie and I find him great company. The photo is a healing grove in Hawaii on the Big Island. It has been used 'forever' as a healing grove. The wounded warriors and sick people of the tribes would gather here and recieve heahing. A very powerful and magical place. Aloha from Carrie

        

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