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In 1914 this ball was at war
It went from Belgium on through Ireland
The Congo, then back home

This big blue ball of war spun on its own
Spinning history in lines of blood
When many souls fell off

And, we all ride on
This big blue ball of war
Souls with tickets through the veil
We all ride on
We all ride on
This big blue ball of war
We choose to spin around and ride
This big blue ball of war

Almost a century, the blood has flowed
We’ve killed our men of peace around this ball
And refused to hear their ghosts

We spend our destinies in deeds of hate
Humanity upon this ball
Is just a bloody fall from grace
And, we all ride on
This big blue ball of war
Souls with tickets through the veil
We all ride on
We all ride on
This big blue ball of war
We choose to spin around and ride
This big blue ball of war

A reformation just might save us all
A voice of harmony and open heart
Where the women teach the song

These men of evil deed can be proven wrong
If we join hand to hand with Abraham
So not a soul falls off

And, we’ll all ride on
This big blue ball of war
Souls with tickets through the veil
We all ride on
We all ride on
This big blue ball of war
We’ll choose to spin around and ride
This big blue ball of war

We’ll choose to spin around and ride
This big blue ball of war
By Nanci Griffith

Speak and Act
Female adults on this planet are at critical mass. Women born in the US since the end of WWII are at the largest population in our history. Whenever this population chooses to act and speak as one voice, we have the power to change worldwide attitudes and practices. We can literally change they way the world works.

We must speak our minds—what we care about, what we want to change, what needs to occur to bring about what we want, and what it will look like when it’s accomplished.
Then, we must act. We must be the change we wish to see. Some of us will, of course, do more. We will get out into the world and actually implement changes. That is part of the deal—implementation.

The Boomer Century 1946-2046: How America’s Most Influential Generation Changed Everything by Richard Croker, Foreword by Ken Dychtwald

Synopsis
The Baby Boom generation has always been known as a demographic anomaly and these seventy-seven million Americans have dominated our society for the past sixty years, setting trends and revolutionizing entire industries. They didn’t just date; they transformed sex roles and practices. They didn’t just go to the doctor, they reinvented healthcare. And now retirement and aging will never be the same as the oldest boomers move into their sixties with no thoughts of traditional retirement or old-age homes!

The Boomer Century
In the visionary two-hour documentary titled In The Boomer Century: 1946-2046, Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D. discusses, “Seventy-eight million members turning sixty every eight seconds, they will soon be the largest elder population in American history.”

The documentary also provides a sobering call to action: beyond the Botox and adventure vacations, boomers must try to find purpose and meaning in the last third of their lives, says Dr. Dychtwald: The “Me” generation, he explains, must become the “We” generation, using their insight, time and opportunity to protect the country’s future. There is already a growing desire among boomers, for example, to return to their civic activism roots—twenty-five million of them already volunteer. Dychtwald remains hopeful that the notion of “Giving Back” and the spirit of contribution will expand even further.

World Peace will only come when all women and children are safe.

It’s just not okay for children to go to bed hungry or to live in fear for their safety. Like many others, I learned the child’s prayer that simply statesm “If I should die before I wake …” I thought almost every time when I said those words, as a child, how impossible that statement was for me. I asked my self, “How could that ever happen?” Now I realize how easily that it could happen for many children.
Violence must become non-existent. Boomers have the power to cause this turn of events. I urge every woman to think, speak, write, and act upon their passions for the safety and well being of our planet and especially for women’s and children’s rights.

Write articles, letters, email, blog, twitter, speak out loud to family, friends, government representatives, to Barack and Michelle Obama, and to Hillary Clinton. Tell everyone your passion for peace.

As Nanci Griffith says in her beautiful song above, “A voice of harmony and open heart, where the women teach the song … ”

We can do this. We will make a difference. We must all take up the song—there exists the possibility for freedom and safety for every person. We must speak and act with intention to achieve peace on this “Big Blue Ball.”

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