Monthly Archives: April 2020

28 April 2020

Pacing. The Shire. (This was the April 25 playlist. I am a bit behind.)
Waltzing Matilda – Seona McDowell
The Band Played Waltzing Matilda – The Pogues
The Diggers’ Legacy – Eric Bogle
Anzac Day – Glen Moffatt
Anzac Parade – Ann-Maree Keefe
I Was Only 19 – Redgum
Anzac Dawn – Katy Soljak
In the Silence – Glyn Lehmann
Mothers Daughters Wives – Judy Small
On Every Anzac Day – John Schumann
Island Home – Christine Anu
Spirit of the Anzacs – Lee Kernaghan
Advance Australia Fair – The Aussie Bush Band
God Defend New Zealand – The Royal New Zealand Band
The Last Post – Band of the Royal Regiment of New Zealand
A-Tisket A-Tasket – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Drop Me off in Harlem – Ella Fitzgerald feat. Duke Ellington
Take the “A” Train – Ella Fitzgerald feat. Duke Ellington
Mood Indigo – Ella Fitzgerald feat. Oscar Peterson
Heart – Damn Yankees (Playbill 30-Day Song Challenge – thanks Sean)

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A prayer for food

A prayer for food
Nourishing God,
we thank you for food
good, safe food
that strengthens our bodies
for the living of these days.
Remind us that
not all your children
have the food they need to thrive.
Inspire us to share.
Guide us to remake economic systems
so people can provide for themselves
and everyone have enough
of the abundance you create.
In the name of the one
who became known to his followers
in the breaking of the bread.

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Take a walk

Perhaps it is the sun pouring through my window.

Perhaps it is because Wednesday was Earth Day.

Perhaps it is because our Gospel lesson for Sunday tells of what happened to two of Jesus’ disciples as they walked to Emmaus.

Perhaps it is having been inside (for most of the time – I have stepped outs on a few occasions when deliveries arrived and to take some mail to the mailbox) since March 18.

Probably it is a combination of all those factors and more.

I want to take my camera and go to a park and take photos.
No need for anyone to find my doctor’s phone number and call her.
I will stay in. I will stay in.

I might look out the window more frequently today.

And I will share one photo that makes me smile.

The pond at Morningside Park has turtles, among other creatures.

One day, I caught them doing yoga.


What walks do you remember?

What made you smile as you walked?

What fed your spirit? What nurtured your soul?

Where might you walk today – in real life or in your imagination?

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24 April 2020

Pacing. Stretching with NK Body Philosophy. The Shire.
Dearly Departed – Shakey Graves
Highway 61 Revisited – Bob Dylan
When Elephants Cry – Mayuka Thais
Streets of Philadelphia – Bruce Springsteen
Like a Cannonball – Van Morrison
California Dreamin’ – Queen Latifah
The Witch Queen of New Orleans – Redbone
Radium Rain – Bruce Cockburn
Redesigning Women – The Highwomen
Scarlet Tide – Joan Baez
Come on in My Kitchen – Robert Johnson
Bad Reputation – Joan Jett
I Will Be There – Mary Black
Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In – The Fifth Dimension
Heading Back to New York City – Joan Armatrading
Easy Street – Annie (Playbill 30-Day Song Challenge – thanks Sean)

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23 April 2020

Pacing. Stretching with NK Body Philosophy.
This Land Is Your Land – Woody Guthrie
Earth and Sun – Sharon Burch
Wilderness – Eric Bogle
Earth Children – Walela
We the People – Brule
Bridge over Troubled Water – Aretha Franklin
If a Tree Falls – Bruce Cockburn
I Need to Wake Up – Melissa Etheridge
Fear – Lenny Kravitz
Whose Garden Was This – Tom Paxton
Dragonfly – Ziggy Marley
New World Water – Mos Def
Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell
Clear Blue Skies – Crosby, Stills & Nash
After the Gold Rush – Neil Young
All God’s Critters – John McCutcheon
One More ayDay – Les Miserables (Playbill 30-Day Song Challenge II, thanks Sean)

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20 April 2020

Posted a day late.
Pacing. The Shire.
Shadow of the Moon – Jack Gladstone
Background – Ruby Ibarra
You Never Give Me Your Money – The Beatles
Bonaparte’s Retreat – Jay Unger & Molly Mason
Deportees – John McCutcheon
Hey Baby – M.A.C.C.
Rock Me on the Water – Annie Humphrey
Matters of the Heart – Tracy Chapman
Bluebird – Howlin’ Wolf
Come Love Come – Rhiannon Giddons
Lundu – The Chieftains
Pigs, Sheep and Wolves – Paul Simon
Astral Lady – Captain Beyond
The Trolly Song – Meet Me in St. Louis (Playbill 30-Day Song Challenge, part II – thanks to Sean)

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A prayer about being freed to love

God of our joyous laughter,
God of our ugly cries,
God of moments between and beyond,
we give you thanks that
Christ is risen.
And Christ reminds us of your love.
You love us.
You love us and nothing can change that.
By your grace in Jesus
We are freed to love:
to love you,
to love our family,
to love our friends,
to love our neighbors,
to love our enemies,
to love all people,
even to love ourselves.
When we are OK,
when we are not OK,
when we are between and beyond,
help us live in love
as you love us.

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