13 September 2021

Stretching. Gym in the Apartment.
La Iguana – The Chieftains With Lila Downs
La Golondrina – The Chieftains With Los Folkloristas
A La Orilla De Un Palmar – The Chieftains With Linda Ronstadt
Danza De Concheros – The Chieftains With Los Folkloristas
El Chivo – The Chieftains With Los Cenzontles
San Campio – The Chieftains With Carlos Núñez
The Sands Of Mexico – The Chieftains Feat. Ry Cooder
Sailing To Mexico – The Chieftains With Carlos Núñez
El Caballo – The Chieftains With Los Camperos De Valles
March To Battle (Across The Rio Grande) – The Chieftains With Banda De Gaitas Del Batallón De San Patricio, Liam Neeson, Los Cenzontles & L.A. Juvenil
Lullaby For The Dead – The Chieftains With Moya Brennan
Luz De Luna – The Chieftains With Chavela Vargas
Persecución De Villa – The Chieftains With Mariachi Santa Fe De Jesus Guzman
Canción Mixteca (Intro) – The Chieftains Feat. Ry Cooder
Canción Mixteca – The Chieftains With Los Tigres Del Norte
Ojitos Negros – The Chieftains With Los Cenzontles
El Relampago – The Chieftains With Lila Downs
El Pájaro Cu – The Chieftains With La Negra Graciana
Finale – The Chieftains With Los Cenzontles, Carlos Núñez, Los Folkloristas, Banda De Gaitas Del Batallón De San Patricio, L.A. Juvenil
San Patricio Brigade – Black 47 (with Eileen Ivers)
St Patricks Battalion – The Wakes

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Purple flower, Xenia, 2

Nick’s Restaurant
Xenia, Ohio
4 September 2021

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12 September 2021

Walking. Germantown.
Stretching. Gym in the Apartment.
Steve Biko – Beenie Man
Steve Biko (Stir It Up) – A Tribe Called Quest
Biko – Peter Gabriel
Biko’s Kindred Lament – Steel Pulse
The Death Of Stephen Biko – Tom Paxton
Long Walk To Freedom (Halala South Africa) – Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Prisoner – Lucky Dube
Kazet – Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens
Not Yet Uhuru – Letta Mbulu
Tomorrow Nation – O’ Yaba
Hellfire – African Jazz Pioneers
Unfinished Story – Stimela
Biko Drum – Christy Moore
Asimnonanga/Biko – Wouter Kellerman and Soweto Gospel Choir
Tribute to Steve Biko – Tappa Zukie
Nkosi Sikelel ‘IAfrica – Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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11 September 2021

Walking. Germantown.
Mychal – Black 47
One Morning In Bar Harbour – Eric Bogle
Believe – Yellowcard
Rules – Wu-Tang Clan
Hole In the Sky – Juliana Hatfield
Our Town – Linda Bonadies
I Can’t See New York – Tori Amos
Heroes – David Bowie
Out of Our Heads – Sheryl Crow
If This Is Goodbye – Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris
The Bravest – Tom Paxton
I Heard an Owl – Carrie Newcomer
Akai Inochi (Featuring Erykah Badu) – MISIA
Tuesday – Five for Fighting
The Proud – Talib Kweli
On That Day – Leonard Cohen
Let’s Role – Neil Young
Empty Sky – Bruce Springsteen
Venceremos – Ventiscka
Compañero Presidente – Angel Parra
Manifiesto – Victor Jara
Prayer – Come from Away

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A prayer, September 11, 2021

Gracious God,
twenty years on
we remember.

We remember
your precious children killed in
New York
Washington, DC,
Shanksville.

We remember
your precious children killed in
Afghanistan
Iraq
and around the world.

We remember
death
wounded bodies
wounded spirits
wounded souls.

We remember
acts of terror
acts of valor
acts of violence
acts of peace.

We remember
fear
anger
hate
prejudice.

We remember
kindness
courage
grace
generosity.

We remember
people coming together to
reach out
weep
sing
embrace
care.

We remember
songs ended
songs gone
songs created
songs begun
songs lived
songs shared.

Remembering,
may we take bold, faith-filled, hopeful steps
to unlearn the ways of war and
turn to ways that might make peace between people;
to overcome fear of one another
and recognize the dignity and value of every person;
to seek understanding of suffering
and nurture the empathy needed to work to alleviate it; and
to walk the paths of love
that leads to peace and justice.

Remembering Jesus,
in response to your Holy Spirit,
we pray. Amen.

with thanks to Shannan Vance-Ocampo, Chris Shelton, leaders of the United Church of Christ and Come from Away

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All matches cancelled

In that eternal tennis center
where immortals and unknowns,
injury and age wiped away,
white supremacy and patriarchy recalled and transcended,
gather to play forever, amid
churning legs and blurring rackets,
thundering serves and crackling backhands,
all matches scheduled for
what we know as September 11, 2021
4:00 pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time
are cancelled
so everyone may gather
round the Jumbotrons to view
Leylah Fernandez
and Emma Raducanu
and marvel
and rejoice
and remember
it is never,
never,
just about the tennis.

10 September 2021
Louisville, Kentucky

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Purple flower, Xenia, 1

Nick’s Restaurant
Xenia, Ohio
4 September 2021

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Purple flower and butterfly, 2

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
Chillicothe, Ohio
4 September 2021

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Purple flower and butterfly, 1

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
Chillicothe, Ohio
4 September 2021

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Purple flowers, Waterfront Botanical Gardens, 11

Waterfront Botanical Garden
Louisville, KY
14 August 2021

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