Monthly Archives: June 2022

23 June 2022

Walking. Gym in the Apartment.
Everybody Say Yeah – Kinky Boots
Starman – David Bowie
Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me – Elton John
Sleepover – Hayley Kiyoko
The Mind of Love – k.d. kang
Old Town Road – Lil Nas X
I Like the Way I Do – Melissa Etheridge
We Will Rock You – Queen
May – Scissor Sisters
I Am Her – Shea Diamond
Get in the Game – Allegiance
Just the Way I Like – Shawnee
All I’ve Ever Known – Andre De Shields
Don’t You Want Me – The Human League
Heading Back to New York City – Joan Armatrading
Walk on the Wild Side – Lou Reed

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22 June 2022

Walking. Gym in the Apartment.
Land of Lola – Kinky Boots
Heroes – David Bowie
Madman Across the Water – Elton John
Under the Blue/Take Me In – Hayley Kiyoko
Still Thrives This Love – k.d. lang
Our Time Now – Allegiance
C7osure – Lil Nas X
All the Way to Heaven – Melissa Etheridge
Another One Bites the Dust – Queen
Lovers in the Backseat – Scissor Sisters
Good Pressure – Shea Diamond
Boy Blue – Cyndi Lauper
Mirror Me – Shawnee
Heading Back to New York City – Joan Armatrading
Lost Angel – Mya Byrne

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21 June 2022

Walking. Gym in the Apartment.
Summer Solstice.
Summer – War
Hot Fun in the Summertime – Sly & The Family Stone
I Love Summer – John McCutcheon
It’s Almost Summer – Billy Thorpe
Cool for the Summer – Demi Lovato
Long Hot Summer – Black 47
Long Hot Summer Night – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Magot Tcheri – Fatal Mambo
The Other Side of Summer – Elvis Costello
Summer Sent You – Mary Black
Summer 2000 – Jhene Aiko
Summer Days – Bob Dylan
Summertime – Janis Joplin
Summer in the City – The Lovin’ Spoonful
Summer Sunshine – The Coors
Summertime – Roberta Flack
Summersong – The Decemberists
Summer Junction – Yumi Matsutoya
Summer Lullaby – david m. bailey
A Summer Song – Chad & Jeremy

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Purple flowers, guest collection #180

21 June 2022
South Loop
Chicago, Illinois
Martha Brown

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20 June 2022

Walking. Gym in the Apartment.
World Refugee Day.
Refugee – Eric Bogle
Gourma – Etran Fintawa
Running – Keyon Harrold, Andrea Pizziconi & Jasson Harrold, feat. Common
Take Me to Cleveland – Robert Neustadt
Song to a Refugee – Dana Jones
Look in Their Eyes – David Crosby
A Safe Place to Land – Sara Bareilles, feat. John Legend
The Refugee – War
Follow Me – Moxie Raia, feat. Wyclef Jean
In Harm’s Way – Amanda Palmer
Prayer of the Refugee – Rise Against
Coming to America – K’naan
Is This Call Home – Lucy Rose
Refugee – Skip Marley
Lady of the Harbor – Si Kahn
Refugee – Emma’s Revolution
No Human Is Illegal – The Wakes

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19 June 2022

Walking. Germantown. Gym in the Apartment.
Juneteenth,
Say It Loud – I ‘m Black and I’m Proud – James Brown
Alright – Kendrick Lamar
A Brand New Day – The Wiz
Fantasy – Earth, Wind & Fire
Yes We Can, Can – The Pointer Sisters
Ella’s Song – Sweet Honey in the Rock
Get Up Stand Up – Bob Marley & The Wailers
Mississippi Goddam – Nina Simone
Someday We’ll All Be Free – Donny Hathaway
9th Wonder (Blackitolism) – Digibale Planets
Soul Sista – Bilal
Freedom – Joi
O-O-H Child – The Five Stairsteps
Free – Destiny’s Child
I’ll Take You There – The Staple Singers
Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now – McFadden & Whitehead
Umi Says – Mos Def
I Am the Black Gold of the Sun – Rotary Connection & Minnie Riperton
One Nation under a Groove – Funkadelic

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18 June 2022

Walking. Germantown.

2 Lit 2 Late Interlude – Nicki Minaj
Not My Father’s Son – Kinky Boots
Rebel Rebel – David Bowie
Tiny Dancer – Elton John
Wanna Be Missed – Hayley Kiyoko
Constant Craving – k.d. lang
Bring U Down – Lil Nas X
Silent Legacy – Melissa Etheridge
Killer Queen – Queen
Tits on the Radio – Scissor Sisters
Seen It All – Shea Diamond
Isn’t It a Pity – Billy Preston
Romeo and Juliet – Indigo Girls
All a Woman Needs – Joan Armatrading

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Purple flowers, guest collection #179

19 June 2022
somewhere in Oregon
Ann Rhee Menzie

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17 June 2022

Walking. Gym in the Apartment.
Mother Emanuael. Charleston.
Everytime -Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza Spalding
Freedom – Pharrell Williams
Wade in the Water – The Fisk Jubilee Singers
Deep River – The Howard University Chamber Choir
Steal Away – The Princely Players
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child – Kehembe Eichelberger
Take My Hand, Precious Lord – Mahalia Jackson
This Is America – Childish Gambino
Too Many Martyrs – Kim & Reggie Harris
Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody – Mary D. Williams
Drown in my Own Tears – Richie Havens
Ghosts of Charleston – Marc S. Kruza
Mother Emanuel – Shirley Caesar
Emanuel – Dead 27s
There Is a Balm in Gilead – Florida A&M University Concert Choir
The President Sang Amazing Grace – Zoe Mulford

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A prayer for the family, colleagues, and friends of the Rev. Dr. James Reese

The Rev. Dr. James Reese died on June 17 at age 98; he served over 70 years as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.); he lived his life in ministry.

For the Rev. Dr. James Foster Reese (presente!):
for his life and love
for his faith and kindness
for his courage and witness
for his persistent challenge to white supremacy
for his insistent commitment to justice
for his consistent service to Jesus,
revealed in so many ways but particularly
as he ‘refused to leave the table’ where decisions were made
even when he felt pushed to the margins and ignored,
thanks be to God.
For his wife, Neola,
his family,
his friends,
his colleagues in ministry,
his mentees,
and all who knew and loved him,
we ask your comfort, God.
Keep his memory present and alive
as an inspiration and example to us all.
We pray in the name of Jesus
who the Rev. Dr. Reese followed.
Amen.

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