Monthly Archives: June 2019

18 June 2019

Walking. Morningside Gardens.
Strength. Stretching. Gym at the Shire with NK Body Philosophy.
I Pity the Poor Immigrant – Joan Baez
A Simple Desultory Philippic – Simon & Garfunkel
Night Owl – Carly Simon
Rain Down Your Love – Bill Miller
Deguello de Crockett – Carter Burwell
Imagine – Eva Cassidy
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Havana Moon – Chuck Berry
Kit Carson – Bruce Cockburn
Kiss – Prince & The Revolution
On N’a Pas Besoin – Paris Combo
San Andreas – Sugarcane Jane
So Far Gone – Magdalen Hsu-Li
My Closest Roaddogz – 2Pac
Road to Ruin – Black 47

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17 June 2019

Walking. Morningside Gardens.
The President Sang Amazing Grace – Zoe Mulford
Song of Our Country – Miles Davis
Taneytown – Steve Earle
Open Your Eyes – Angelique Kidjo
None of Us Are Free – Solomon Burke
Bobtail Horse – Fire Crow
Grandmother’s Ways – Sharon Burch
Futuro Esplendor – Los Miserables
Through with Buzz – Steely Dan
Sit Down by the Fire – The Pogues
The President Sang Amazing Grace – Joan Baez

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Emanuel

EmanuelPosterOn the fourth anniversary of the horrific, terrorist attack at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston by an avowed white supremacist, I had the opportunity to view a new documentary Emanuel.

The event shattered lives and rocked Charleston and the nation. Emanuel powerfully weaves the history of race relations in Charleston, the significance and impact of Mother Emanuel Church, and the hope that somehow emerges in the aftermath.

Featuring intimate interviews with survivors and family members, Emanuel tells a poignant story of justice and faith, love and hate, and examines the healing power of forgiveness.

Emanuel is playing in theaters across the country for two nights – June 17 (tonight) and June 19 (Wednesday). See if it is playing near you and check it out.

Clementa Pinckney
Tywanza Sanders
Daniel Simmons
Sharonda Singleton 
Myra Thompson
Cynthia Hurd
Suzie Jackson
Ethel Lance
DePayne Middleton-Doctor

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16 June 2019

Posted a day late.
Walking. Penn Station. Walking. Morningside Gardens.
Sandpaper Cadillac – Joe Cocker
Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy – Queen
Wade in the Water – The Fisk Jubilee Singers
Candle in the Wind – Elton John
Mirror, Mirror – The Kids of Widney High
Peat Bog Soldiers – The Wakes
Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone – The Temptations
It Won’t Be Long – The Beatles
Goodnight Baby – Sam & Dave
Pinball Wizard – Rod Stewart
Ananau – Luis Cachiguango
Fear – Sarah McLachlan
Deer Dance – Joanne Shenandoah
Sweet Rosalyn – Sheryl Crow
Flu Shot – Awkwafina
Yo Soy de un Pubelo Sencillo – Luis Enrique Mejia Godoy
In My Life – Judy Collins

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15 June 2019

Walking. Morningside Gardens.
All Good Things – Jackson Browne
Redefinition – Magdalen Hsu-Li
Free Little Bird – John McCutcheon
Dear Old Shiz – Wicked
Tennessee Jed – Levon Helm
Climbing Higher Mountains – Aretha Franklin
Changing Highways – Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Simple Twist of Fate – Diana Krall
Free Ride – The Edgar Winter Group
Thieves in the Temple – Prince
Stand Tall – Rebecca Riots
Trouble – Indigo Girls
Cuando Voy Al Trabajo – Victor Jara
And Your Bird Can Sing – The Beatles
Keyah – Sharon Burch
Ghost Dance – Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble

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Nicholas Kristoff on the death penalty

Nicholas Kristoff has published an opinion piece in the New York Times on the death penalty: When We Kill.

He looks and reasons in favor of the death penalty and counters them, often relying on studies and specific cases. Read the whole article, but here is Kristoff’s summation:

There is no evidence that the death penalty deters. It costs hundreds of thousands of additional dollars per prisoner. It is steeped in caprice, arbitrariness and racial bias. It is fallible — and when it fails, it undermines the legitimacy of our judicial system.

Kristoff also notes that:

One peer-reviewed study suggested that at least 4.1 percent of those sentenced to death in the United States are innocent. With more than 2,700 Americans on death row, that would imply that more than 110 innocent people are awaiting execution.

Wouldn’t killing one innocent person be one too many?

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14 June 2019

Walking. Morningside Gardens.
Waiting for a Miracle – John McCutcheon
Stay on Me – Kotoja
She Moves On – Paul Simon
River of Time – Bill Miller
Pont De Vue – The Files
Pick-a-Little, Talk-a-Little – The Music Man
Hey Bebe – Rhiannon Giddens
Four Women – Nina Simone
Fishing in the Morning – Dar Williams
Fences and Walls – Eric Bogle
Do Your Time – Ludacris
Dirty Live & Times – Warren Zevon
Brandy – Looking Glass
Ashes in the Fall – Rage against the Machine
As – Stevie Wonder

 

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