Robert L. Peters

13 March 2015

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

—Mahatma Gandhi

(Thanks to friend Debby Fox for the quotable).


18 February 2015

In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.

—Dalai Lama


9 February 2015

You can safely assume…

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11 January 2015

At last, U.S. foreign policy made crystal clear…

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(original source unknown, but remarkably cogent)


30 July 2014

Killing under the cloak of war is no different than murder.

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‘Quote of the Month’ by Chaz Maviyane-Davies


27 July 2014

Peace please.

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© François Caspar, 2001


15 June 2014

A respectful salute to all fathers!

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Father’s Day.

On this day, it seems that “society” has deemed it appropriate to single out and honour the fathers among us. I like that. I think these fine men often go without the recognition due them (not all of them, mind you, some are truly bastards and without a doubt deserve nothing less than to be ignored and forgotten as soon as possible).

I was very lucky, in a way. Although I was never able to experience “being” a father myself, I had the benefit of a truly fine father, and I am eternally thankful for this fact. My father was loving (though strict), patient (to a point), and he was undoubtedly the most “consistent” person I have ever known.

Thanks Dad!

The photo above is of my pacifist Dad, John Jacob Peters, working as a lumberjack in a labour camp in British Columbia, Canada, in 1943… performing alternative service as a Conscientious Objector.


19 January 2014

When lenity and cruelty play for a kingdom, the gentler gamester is the soonest winner.

William Shakespeare, (Henry V)


17 January 2014

Wisdom demands a new orientation of science and technology toward the organic, the gentle, the elegant, and the beautiful.

E.F. Schumacher (1911-1977)


3 January 2014

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.

Thomas Merton, 1915-1968 (No Man Is an Island)


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