Category Archives: Friends

Purple flowers guest collection, #171

25 May 2022
Whitestone, New York
photo by Marg Gandolfi

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Purple flowers guest collection #170

25 May 2022
photo by Hazel Man

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Purple flowers, guest collection #169

Iris
Port Ludlow, Washington
May 23, 2022
photo by Ann Rhee Menzie

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Purple flowers guest collection #168

16 May 2022
Carbon Canyon Regional Park, 
Brea, California
photo by Ann Rhee Menzie

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Purple flowers guest collection #167

Jacaranda
12 May 2022
Southern California
Ann Rhee Menzie

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10 May 2022

Stretching. Walking. Gym at the Apartment.
Playlist based on Love & Hope in the Age of Coronavirus by Ester.
My Love Is Your Love – Whitney Houston
Holy – Jamila Woods
All These Things That I’ve Done – The Killers
Flashed Junk Mind – Milky Chance
Put Your Records On – Corinna Bailey Rae
FourFiveSeconds – Rhianna and Kayne West and Paul McCartney
Calling All Angels – Train
Cecilia and the Satellite – Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Bold As Love – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
I’ll Follow the Sun – The Beatles
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
I Know Him So Well – Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson
Anything at All – Over the Rhine
Nowhere to Go – Snow the Product
Eachother – Grace Potter feat. Jackson Browne, Marcus King & Lucius
I Believe That We Will Win – Pitbull
May This Be Love – The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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A prayer for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Gracious God,
we confess that we have failed our
Asian American and Pacific Islander siblings.
We have bought into the
“model minority” and “honorary white” myth
while treating our siblings as perpetual foreigners.
We fail to learn about the
many different peoples, cultures, and nations
you have created and you love.
We fail to seek out and tell
the stories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
in our schools, colleges, seminaries, and churches.
Forgive us, God.
Forgive our neglect and indifference.
Forgive our stereotyping, prejudice, and racism.
Forgive us for making our
Asian American and Pacific Islander siblings
invisible.
Inspire us to turn around,
to build connections,
to stop “othering” our siblings,
to embrace one another in love,
and to make your beloved
Asian American and Pacific Islander children
visible.
We pray in Jesus’ name.
Amen.

inspired by Invisible: Theology and the Experience of Asian American Women
by the Rev. Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim

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9 May 2022

Hand weights. Stretching. Walking. Gym in the Apartment.
The first song was added in response to a post by Alonzo.
The middle section is half of a playlist, Love & Hope in the Age of Coronavirus by Ester.
The final song was given to me by Sean.
Sunday Best – Surfaces
Biking – Frank Ocean
Ends of the Earth – Lord Huron
Angel from Montgomery – John Prine & Bonnie Raitt
42 – Mumford & Sons
Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Blackbird – Brad Mehldau
Where the Light Is – Surfaces
Backlash Blues – Nina Simone
How Can I Keep from Singing – Eva Cassidy
Anything at All – Over the Rhine
Lean on Me – Bill Withers
“40” – U2
Bold as Love – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
When Life Is Good Again – Dolly Parton
Trying to Keep It Together – Norah Jones
Do What You Can – Bon Jovi
Sal Tlay Ka Siti – Book of Mormon

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23 April 2022

Walking. Germantown. Parkinson’s Unity Walk (New York).
Scandalize My Name – Paul Robeson
Tourist – Yola
The Golden Canon, Nikola Resanovic – Solaris
Bitter Creek – Eagles
Do You Like the Way – Santana
Fractured Air – Santana
Stars and Stripes Forever – Leonard Bernstein & New York Philharmonic
Poison Ivy – Redbone
Shake – The Gap Band
Step by Step – Sweet Honey in the Rock
The Battle Of Aughrim / The Star Above The Garter – Cherish the Ladies
Rollin’ Stone – Johnny Jenkins
Forever Young – Joan Baez
Long Black Veil – The Band
Love Me Do – Badfinger

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Purple flowers, guest collection #166

Grape scented sage
2 April 2022
Southern California
Ann Rhee Menzie

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