International Day of Peace 2016

In 2001, the United Nations voted unanimously to establish an annual day of world-wide commitment to non-violence. I like to think that the U.N. took a cue from some of my favorite peaceful people when they chose September 21 as the International Day of Peace.

Coincidence? I think not.


A wide variety of events — conferences, workshops, marches, musical events, interfaith gatherings, art exhibits — have been organized in observance of the International Day of Peace. The official website has a handy interactive map that displays some of the activities that are scheduled to take place.

There are plenty of local events happening throughout the week. If you would like to meditate for peace, you can do that multiple times.


Please join in the celebration of this important day.

“On this International Day of Peace, let us pledge to teach our children the value of tolerance and mutual respect.  Let us invest in the schools and teachers that will build a fair and inclusive world that embraces diversity.  Let us fight for peace and defend it with all our might.”                                                           

                                         Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

Seasonal Reminder: Clyde’s

Pumpkin Spice Lattes are everywhere. That’s the new french roast coffee, I guess. My fave seasonal favorite beverage is the Old Fashioned Sweet Cider made right here in Mystic at Clyde’s Cider Mill.


The cider pairs nicely with an apple spice donut, or two. The donuts are also made fresh.


Clyde’s Cider Mill is pressing apples and making good stuff throughout the fall at their historic site on North Stonington Road. Stop by for a demonstration, a drink, and a sit on the front porch. Everybody in town will be there.

Clyde’s is open daily from 9 am until 6 pm in September and October, and from 9 am until 5 pm in November and December. Check their website and Facebook page for the cider-making demonstration schedule.

B.F. Clyde’s Cider Mill
129 N. Stonington Road