Purple flowers, E. 42nd Street

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9 April 2015
Manhattan, New York

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Virtual 5K – the result

My virtual 5K, sponsored by Cutch’s Crew to support Pirates Charities took place in the Louisville Waterfront Park. I ran the first kilometer and the final .75 kilometers. In between, I alternated running and walking as songs changed on the iPod. The result came out like this:

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Virtual 5K – the beginning

As part of my self-care regime (which is going OK, not great), I resolved to run my first 5K ever. I chose a virtual 5K, sponsored by Cutch’s Crew to support Pirates Charities.

My efforts did not move as quickly as I hoped, so I ended up walking and running on 4 April 2015 in Louisville. Here’s how things looked at the beginning:

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Easter, 2015

The world looks much the same;
horror, hatred, evil still remain.
Yet somehow, somehow all has changed.
Christ is risen!
May we experience and live
the Easter message
today and all days.

5 April 2015
Louisville, Kentucky

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#‎cecilonmymind‬

I contacted Missouri’s Governor Nixon asking him to stop the execution of Cecil Clayton.

I mourn for the family and friends of police officer Christopher Castetter.

Clayton was convicted of the murder of Christopher Castetter. There appears no question of his guilt for. No excuse. None. It was an appalling crime.

But, in executing Clayton, the state, we demean human life and degrade ourselves. We become murderers. I become a murderer. And I refuse to do that, as far as possible, silently.

The execution may proceed but it will not do so without my protest. However small my voice, however ignored my voice, I will raise my voice!

It is past time to abolish the death penalty.

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17 March – each year, every year

I speak for no others,
only for myself.
For me, this day has
nothing to do with
green beer or
green rivers or
green clothing,
this day has nothing to do with
pinching me or kissing me;
my bad jokes aside,
this day has nothing to do even with Jameson.
Today is a day
to remember oppression
to honor resistance
to recognize that, despite the efforts of
systems of race and racialization
to separate us,
struggles for dignity and justice,
freedom and equality,
human rights and humanity
are inseparably linked:
none of us are free until all of us are free.
for that reason, in that spirit, and in my own fashion,
I mark this day, and each 17th of March.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Fitzgerald, from County Cork, on my mother’s side.

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Career move?

As the Presbyterian participants in the 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women gathered for an orientation, I discovered that I had to hand write two name tags.

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Do I have a career in font design?

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