Dona Nobis Pacem, Grant Us Peace


Peace and Freedom require a strong Defense…

Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again.

– Ronald Reagan

Hopefully, President Obama will not Disarm America…

Dona Nobis Pacem Participants

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Happy Halloween from Fort Pickering Lighthouse

© Debbie Dolphin

Fort Pickering

Fort Pickering Lighthouse is one of five Lighthouses actively guiding navigation through Salem Sound into Salem Harbor. Fort Pickering Light commemorates the lively maritime heritage of Winter Island when a Fort defended the harbor, a Lighthouse guarded shipping interests, and an Air Station protected New England waters. Fort Pickering and the former Air Station are on the grounds of Winter Island Maritime Park, a seasonal RV & Tent Campsite which overlooks Fort Pickering Lighthouse.

The Schooner Fame is sailing past the Lighthouse with her modern band of pirates. The Fame is a full-scale replica of the famous privateer ship which captured the first prize in the War of 1812.

For more information about Fort Pickering Lighthouse and Salem Travel Links, please click on the photo of the Lighthouse above.
Map Location:
Google Map of Fort Pickering Lighthouse

Photos from our Salem Fall Foliage Lighthouse Trip…


© Debbie Dolphin
Statue of Roger Conant (alias “The Puritan”) at dusk,
located in front of the Salem Witch Museum next to Salem Common

© Debbie Dolphin
Speed Foliage,
Fall Colors captured at 45 mph

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Blogblast For Peace Movement is Growing


Peace Globes from forty nations are sailing around the digital highways. The peaceful revolution is evolving and expanding a vision for world peace…

Every Blogger posting their Dona nobis pacem Peace Globe live for the November 6, 2008 BlogBlast For Peace helps raise awareness of giving peace a real chance around the globe…

In Late Breaking News, my notice of Memeification (Meme Mummification) wink of the Blogblast For Peace Meme was discovered wrapped around a Technorati Black Hole… Please help pass this Power of Peace Meme through the Blogosphere.

BlogBlast For Peace Meme

To join this Peaceful Revolution and post a peace globe on November 6, 2008, please copy the following:


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 – 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.

Peace 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.


By the royal decree of Mimi, the Queen of Memes, the Current Meme Participates have been royally tagged…


For more information on posting your Peace Globe, please click this banner:


To view the Peace Globe Gallery, please click this banner:


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Lighthouse Burnout

The following snapshot is from a site who copied my Borden Flats Lighthouse Online Auction post in violation of my Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

Vacation Box Office is another site using unauthorized practices.

Contrary to the popular belief of Digital Desperadoes, my blog is a FREE web service for the lighthouse community and interested readers. Many of my posts and news stories can take hours to research and verify in my free time, and my blog is free of advertising.

I do not appreciate and expect Digital Desperadoes copying parts of my posts on their blogs apparently designed to optimize their advertising revenue and not posting the credit to me and my blog in violation of my Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License which is clearly noted in my sidebar navigation.

In addition, they violate the Noncommercial condition which clearly states, “You may not use this work for commercial purposes.”

I have three options – continue posting Lighthouse news or track down the ISPs of the Digital Desperadoes to begin the process of closing their site. I do not have the time to do both. My third option is to shutdown my blog.

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Gansett Lighthouse Cruises Fall Schedule 2008

blognewport.jpg Gansett Cruises has scheduled 8 narrated Historic Lighthouse Cruises for Coastweeks, the Celebration of Rhode Island Coast.

View Rose Island Light, Newport Harbor Light, Lime Rock Light, Castle Hill Light, and Beavertail Lighthouse from the M/V Gansett for a 90-minute cruise of Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay.

“A Lighthouse cruise is the perfect way to relax and view the stalwart Lighthouses along the scenic Rhode Island coastline.” – Debbie Dolphin

The Lighthouse Cruise costs $20 and departs from Bowen’s Wharf on the following dates:
Sun. Sept 21 12:30 PM
Sat. Sept 27 5:30 PM
Sun. Sept 28 12:30 PM
Fri. Oct. 3 10:30 AM
Fri. Oct. 10 10:30 AM
Sat. Oct. 11 10:30 AM
Sun Oct. 12 2:30 PM

Reservations are recommended. For more information, please call (401) 787-4438 or visit the Gansett Cruises web site.

For Map Directions, please visit the Google Map of Long Wharf

Note: This is NOT a scrapped post. Gansett Lighthouse Cruises sends me a eMail every year asking me to publish their fall schedule. For the benefit of my readers, I provided another free advertising service to Gansett Lighthouse Cruises.

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