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26 December 2021 – Dakota 38+2

Walking. North East, Maryland.
Dakota 38+2 Memorial Ride
Treaties – Frank Waln
Intertribal Song – Dakota Nation & Red Bull United Tribes International
Standing Alone – Buddy Red Bow
Reflections of Paha Sapa – Bryan Akipa
The Moon Is Shining – Indigenous
Round Dance – Dakota Nation & Mandaree Singers United Tribes International
Peyote Healing – Robbie Robertson, Verdell Primeaux & Johnny Mike
Thunder Horse – Kevin Locke
Lakota Forever – Brule
Many and Great – Jon Sarta

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26 December 2021

Walking. North East, Maryland.
I Saw the Star of Bethlehem – Bill Miller
Christ Was Born in Bethlehem – Darlene Silversmith
Silent Night – Jack Gladstone
Creator’s Prayer – Red Nativity
Angels We Have Heard on High – Robert Mirabel
Away in a Manger – Joanne Shenandoah
Huron Carol – Jonathan Maracle
St. Stephen’s Day Murders – The Chieftains
Good King Wenceslas – The Roches
Nkosi Sikelel ‘Africa – Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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A Spot of Tea or the Cup of Christ

Perhaps I should have felt disappointed.  Our tea with Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu was canceled.  I had looked forward to this visit.  We were to meet him and to share tea with him at his home on Bishop’s Court.  However, his schedule became very hectic during the days when we were in Cape Town.  Or perhaps it would be more accurate to say that the Archbishop had to change his hectic schedule.  I complain about how full my calendar gets – imagine what his looks like!  At any rate, the tea with our group from Cleveland was dropped from Archbishop Tutu’s schedule because he had to go to Johannesburg during that time.

This photo, by Benny Gool, is in the public domain, according to the Archbishop’s personal assistant.

On Thursday, November 2, we rose early.  We arrived at St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town for the 8:00 am All Soul’s Day mass.  Archbishop Tutu was the celebrant.  Brightness and life beamed from him as he prayed his way through the mass.  When the time came to pass the peace, he came among us and wished the peace of Christ upon us.  The service continued.  The moment of the Eucharist arrived. We made our way forward. From the hands of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, we received the host.  From his eyes, loved shone on each person. From his face, welcome emanated, surrounding us each and all and embracing the world.  

As the service ended, Archbishop Tutu asked that we be introduced to the congregation of about thirty or so.  He greeted us warmly.  We presented him with a “Rainbow Children” stole.  In joy he put it on.  We could sense his excitement although he did manage to refrain from dancing!  It took an effort.  Then he asked if we were really from the United States – because no one was ready to take pictures.  The cameras came out and, with gracious exuberance, Archbishop Tutu posed with the group and with each of us individually.  Then he was gone.

Perhaps I should feel disappointed.  But I do not.  If you had a choice between sharing with Archbishop Desmond Tutu either a spot of tea or the cup of Christ – how would you choose?

For the life and faith and love of witness of Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu, thanks be to God.

Cape Town, South Africa
2 November 1995
revised
North East, Maryland
26 December 2021

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18 December 2021

Walking. North East, Maryland.
International Migrants Day.
Unite 75 – Daara J Family
Immigrant – John McCutcheon
Ave Que Emigra – Gabby Moreno
The Migrant Worker – Jim Croce
Gourma – Etran Fintawa
Take Me to Cleveland – Robert Neustadt
No Geography – The Chemical Brothers
Highwomen – The Highwomen
Look in Their Eyes – David Crosby
Why We Build the Wall – Hadestown
La Jaula de Oro – Los Tigres del Norte
Alien – Gil-Scott Heron
Cages – Redbait
Bad Hombres y Mujeres – Antonio Sanchez
La Frontera – Lagartijeando, feat. Minuk
Migration – Jonny Lipford
The Dreamer – Jackson Browne
My Only Home – Unchained XL, feat. Genesis Elijah & Femi Ashiru
A Safe Place to Land – Sara Bareilles, feat. John Legend
Running – Keyon Harrold, Andrea Pizziconi & Jasson Harrold, feat. Running feat. Common & Gregory Porter
Amor Migrante – Elena & Los Fulanos
Go Tell a Bird – Maya De Vitry
Beyond the Border – Bhi Bhiman
Godspeed – Radney Foster
Where We Are – Diana Jones
Migra – Santana
Immigrant Eyes – Willie Nelson
The Immigrants – Gabby Moreno & Van Dyke Parks
I Pity the Poor Immigrant – Joan Baez
Deportees – Sweet Honey in the Rock
Immigrants (We Get the Job Done) – K’naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC & Residente
No Human Is Illegal – The Wakes

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1 December 2021

Mrs. Rosa Parks anniversary. World AIDS Day.
Walking. Apartment.
Rosa Parks – Outkast
Rosa Sat – Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir
Sister Rosa – The Neville Brothers
Waterfalls – TLC
Together Again – Janet Jackson
Danny Boy – Black 47
Free Me – Sia
Jesus to a Child – George Michael
The Last Song – Elton John
Boy Blue – Cyndi Lauper
Sing – Annie Lennox
For a Friend – The Communards
Come Faithful Ones – Red Nativity
O Come Emmanuel – Little Windows
Christmastime 2 Creation – Warren Cooper

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#Justice December 2, 2021 #AdventWord

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29 November 2021

Walking. Apartment in Louisville.
Sand Creek anniversary
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Sand Creek Massacre – Otis Taylor
Flume Sand Creek – Fabrizio De Andre
Crimson Parsons – Keith Secola
Jerusalem – Abraham Jam
Daughter of the Desert – Rim Banna
Dignity – El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe
Ibn el Balad – Ensemble Musical de Palestine
Palestinian Resistance – PR
The Third Generation – Omar
No Longer Mine – Zarman
Yalli El Qumar – Mohammed Assaf
Wanabi – Kamilya Jubran & Werner Hasler
Song for Palestine – Nora Roman & The Border Busters

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27 November 2021

Walking. Stretching. NK Body Philosophy. Goochland.
Remembering Stephen Sondheim with help from Sean.
Another Hundred People – Company
A Weekend in the Country – A Little Night Music
A Little Priest – Sweeney Todd
Anyone Can Whistle – Anyone Can Whistle
Little Lamb – Gypsy (lyrics)
Tonight – West Side Story (lyrics)
Move On – Sunday in the Park with George
Sunday – Sunday in the Park with George
Pretty Little Picture – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
What More Do I Need – The Last Resorts
Could I Leave You? – Follies
Now/Later/Soon – A Little Night Music
I Know Things Now – Into the Woods
The Ladies Who Lunch – Company

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26 November 2021

Walking. Stretching. NK Body Philosophy. Goochland.
Native American Heritage Day.
The Prayer – Supaman
For My People – Litefoot
Native North American Child – Buffy Sainte-Marie
No More – Fawn Wood
Victory Song – Frank Waln, feat. Kodi DeNoyer
Remember – Indigenous
Celebrate – Pamuyua
Never Let Go – Kitanis “Kit” Largo
Trail of Life – Sharon Burch
I Walk in Two Worlds – Shelley Morningstar
Nightmares and the American Dream – Annie Humphrey
Rebel Soul – Raya Zaragoza
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse – Thunder Bird Sisters
Last Best Place – Jack Gladstone
As Long as the Grass Will Grow – Bill Miller
[Silence] Is a Weapon – Blackfire

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25 November 2021

Walking. Turkey Waddle. Salisbury Presbyterian Church.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Control – Janet Jackson
One Woman: A Song for UN Women – AAnoushka Shankar, Bassekou Kouyate, Bebel Gilberto, Beth Blatt, Brian Finnegan, Buika, Charice, Cherine Amr, Debi Nova, Emeline Michel, Fahan Hassan, 張靚穎, Jim Diamond, Keith Murrell, Lance Ellington, Marta Gómez, Maria Fried
I Get Out – Lauryn Hill
Confident – Demi Lovato
You Got to Run (Spirit of the Wind) – Buffy Sainte-Marie & Tanya Tagaq
Red Dress (feat. Chantal Kreviazuk) – Amanda Rheaume
Fight Like a Girl – Raye Zaragoza
Brave – Sara Bareilles
Highwomen – The Highwomen
Eagle When She Flies – Dolly Parton
Follow Your Arrow – Kacey Musgraves
Fight Like a Girl – Kalie Shorr
Sit Still, Look Pretty – Daya
Little Black Sandals – Sia
Say Her Name – Bear Fox
Break the Chain – One Billion Rising
Sit Still, Look Pretty – Daya
Fight Like a Girl – Kalie Shorr
Tere Bina – Avina Shah
Follow Your Arrow – Katy Musgraves
Racist, Sexist Boy – The Linda Lindas

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