Category Archives: Family

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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20 August 2021

Walking. Stretching. Gym in the Apartment.
On Top of the World – Imagine Dragons
No Need for Words – Sean Jones
Home We’ll Go – Steve Aoki and Walk of the Earth
A Night in Tunisia – Miles Davis
Common Table – The Highwomen
Whistle the Wind – Flogging Molly
Take Me Home Country Roads – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Good People – Jack Johnson
A Love Supreme, Pt. 1: Acknowledgement – John Coltrane
Sunshine Highway – Dropkick Murphys
Young Wolves – Fire Crow
Mumbles – Oscar Peterson Trio
Birthday Party – AJR
Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

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Purple, not flowers, butterfly mural

V-Grits
Louisville, Kentucky
10 July 2021

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4 July 2021

Happy Birthday, Patty.
Walking. Germantown.
Stretching. Gym in the apartment.
Do You Hear What I Hear? – Ed Ames
Wade in the Water – Eva Cassidy
We Are the Champions – Queen
Imagine—John Lennon
You Can’t Always Get What You Want—The Rolling Stones
Soul Man—Sam & Dave
Moonshadow—Cat Stevens/Yusuf
Sloop John B—The Beach Boys
Roundabout—Yes
You’ve Got a Friend in Me—Randy Newman
Wonderful World—Sam Cooke
Reach Out (I’ll Be There)—Four Tops
Rainbow Connection—Kermit the Frog
I’ll Find You—Lecrae feat. Tori Kelly
I Go to Sleep—The Kinks
Down in the Mall—Warren Zevon
Come Sail Away—Styx
Brick by Brick—Arctic Monkeys
Mary’s Boy Child – Harry Belafonte
We Are Family—Sister Sledge

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2 July 2021

Happy Birthday, Paul!
Walking. Germantown.
Hello Muddah Hello Faddah – Allen Sherman
I’ve Got a Name – Jim Croce
This Is the Time – Billy Joel
Shut up and Dance – Walk the Moon
Day by Day – The Hooters
Classical Gas – Mason Williams
Fool’s Parade – Michael Stanley Band
Thunder Island – Jay Ferguson
Icarus – Kansas
Fishin’ in the Dark – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Africa – Toto
Desperado – Linda Ronstadt
Under Pressure – David Bowie and Queen
Seven Bridges Road – The Eagles
The Tears of a Clown – Smoky Robinson & The Miracles
Nostradamus – Al Stewart

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4 June 2021

Walking. Rehoboth Beach.
Forget about the Boy – Thoroughly Modern Millie
Do-Re-Mi – The Sound of Music
Ease on Down the Road – The Wiz
How Are Things in Glocca Mora – Finian’s Rainbow
Another Hundred People – Company
A Little Priest – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Butcher of Fleet Street
Ya God Trouble – The Music Man
As We Stumble Along – The Drowsy Chaperone
As Long as He Needs Me – Oliver!
Proud of Your Boy – Aladdin
A Weekend in the Country – A Little Night Music
Our Time – 1994
Luck Be a Lady – Guys and Dolls
Simple Joys – Pippin
Under the Sea – The Little Mermaid
One Hand, One Heart – West Side Story
I’ll Go Home with Bonnie Jean – Brigadoon
Momma Look Sharp – 1776

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15 months

You could never have imagined these past fifteen months.
You could not have planned for them.
But you faced them.
You adapted,
you improvised,
you learned,
you wept,
you laughed,
you cursed,
you resisted,
you persisted.
You found strength and love
and grace and hope undreamed of.
You made it this far
and you, awesome you,
will keep on going.

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8 May 2021

Walking. Germantown. Big Four Bridge. With Tricia and So Jung.
Expectations/Overture – Hayley Kiyoko
1, 2 – mxmtoon
IN PLACE 그자리 그대로 – WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던
Quiet Motions – mxmtoon
LOVE POTION – Shawn Wasabi (feat. Raychel Jay)
1000 Times – Jennifer Chung
Lightning & Thunder – Jhené Aiko (feat. John Legend)
Intro III – Awkwafina Yellow Ranger Hip-Hop/Rap 0
Mystic Sea Cat- Lucia Hwong
Save Me – ZHU
Take Me Home Country Roads – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
So Far Gone – Magdalen Hsu-Li
Celestial Beauty – Lucia Hwong
radio silence – Mel Hsu

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01 May 2021

Walking. Cherokee Park. With Tricia and So Jung Kim. For Essie’s Aunt Wanda.
Walking. Germantown.
Joe Hill – Paul Robeson
The Migrant Worker – Jim Croce
Working Man – Imagine Dragons
Chain Gang – Sam Cooke
Joe Hill – Joan Baez
9 To 5 – Dolly Parton
Day O – Harry Belafonte
The Hands That Built America – U2
Bracero – Phil Ochs
Three Miles Down – Gil Scott-Heron
Solidarity Forever – Pete Seeger
Mr. President (Have Pity On The Working Man) – Randy Newman
She Works Hard For the Money – Donna Summer
Woman’s Work – Tracy Chapman
Work For Your Money – Howlin’ Wolf
Worker’s Song – Dropkick Murphys
There is Power in a Union – Entertainment Workers IU 630, Utah Phillips
The Internationale – Billy Bragg
Work to Do – The Isley Brothers
Working Class Hero – Green Day
Working On The Highway – Bruce Springsteen
Immigrants (We Get The Job Done) – K’naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC & Residente
More Than a Paycheck – Sweet Honey In the Rock

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Look what I made

This is a post I never anticipated making. But I got adventurous today and made Keto bagels. They turned out well.

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