Category Archives: New York

11 September 2021

Walking. Germantown.
Mychal – Black 47
One Morning In Bar Harbour – Eric Bogle
Believe – Yellowcard
Rules – Wu-Tang Clan
Hole In the Sky – Juliana Hatfield
Our Town – Linda Bonadies
I Can’t See New York – Tori Amos
Heroes – David Bowie
Out of Our Heads – Sheryl Crow
If This Is Goodbye – Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris
The Bravest – Tom Paxton
I Heard an Owl – Carrie Newcomer
Akai Inochi (Featuring Erykah Badu) – MISIA
Tuesday – Five for Fighting
The Proud – Talib Kweli
On That Day – Leonard Cohen
Let’s Role – Neil Young
Empty Sky – Bruce Springsteen
Venceremos – Ventiscka
Compañero Presidente – Angel Parra
Manifiesto – Victor Jara
Prayer – Come from Away

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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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Swamp oaks

Bare now,
soon to be leafed,
the four hundred
raise their branches
to remember
horror and hope
fear and courage
destruction and grace
and, in a place of death,
to proclaim love and life.

30 March 2021
Louisville, Kentucky

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A prayer from Fr. Mychal Judge

Lord, take me where You want me to go;

Let me meet who You want me to meet;

Tell me what You want me to say;

And keep me out of Your way.

— Fr. Mychal F. Judge, O.F.M.

FDNY Chaplain

5/11/33  —  9/11/01

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17 August 2020

Walking. Morningside Park. NK Body Philosophy.
Pacing. The Shire.
Music from Woodstock.
I Had a Dream – John B. Sebastian
Soul Sacrifice – Santana
I’m Going Home – Ten Years After
Medley: Dance To the Music / Music Lover / I Want To Take You Higher – Sly & The Family Stone
Rainbows All Over Your Blues – John B. Sebastian
Love March – The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Star Spangled Banner / Purple Haze / Instrumental Solo – Jimi Hendrix
Jam Back At the House – Jimi Hendrix
Izabella – Jimi Hendrix

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16 August 2020

Pacing. The Shire.
Songs from Woodstock.
Saturday Afternoon / Won’t You Try – Jefferson Airplane
Eskimo Blue Day – Jefferson Airplane
Everything’s Gonna Be Alright – The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Sweet Sir Galahad – Joan Baez
Guinevere – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
4 + 20 – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Marrakesh Express – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
My Beautiful People – Melanie
Birthday of the Sun – Melanie
Blood Of The Sun – Mountain
Theme For an Imaginary Western – Mountain
Woodstock Boogie – Canned Heat
Let the Sunshine In – Audience
Volunteers – Jefferson Airplane


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15 August 2020

Walking with some slow jogging. Morningside Heights. NK Body Philosophy.
Pacing. The Shire.
Songs from Woodstock
Freedom – Richie Havens
Rock & Soul Music – Country Joe & The Fish
Coming Into Los Angeles – Arlo Guthrie
At the Hop – Sha Na Na
The “Fish” Cheer / I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To-Die Rag – Country Joe McDonald
Drug Store Truck Drivin’ Man – Joan Baez feat. Jeffrey Shurtleff
Joe Hill – Joan Baez
Suite: Judy Blue Eye – Crosby, Stills & Nash
Sea of Madness – Crosby, Stills & Nash & Young
Wooden Ships – Crosby, Stills & Nash & Young
We’re Not Gonna Take It – 6:43 The Who
With a Little Help From My Friends – Joe Cocker
Get My Heart Back Together – Jimi Hendrix

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14 August 2020

Happy Birthday, John McCutcheon.
Walking. Morningside Heights with NK Body Philosophy.
Pacing. The Shire.
All songs by John McCutcheon
We Shall Rise
Children Of Abraham
Not In My Name
All God’s Critters
Calling All The Children Home
Sara Tucholsky
Joe Hill
Christmas In The Trenches
My Old Man
Cross That Line
Te Recuerdo
Here On The Islands
Streets Of Sarajevo
Crazy Or Courageous
Immigrant
Hope Dies Last
Forgive Us
SuAnne Big Crow
Deportees
The Great Storm Is Over
Water From Another Time
No Mas!
How Can I Keep From Singing?
World Turned Upside Down
Stone By Stone
Cut The Cake

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13 August 2020

Pacing. The Shire.
Ní Lá Na Gaoithe Lá Na Scoilb? – Clannad
Crapped Out Again – Keb’ Mo’
Dudu (Özgür Buldum Remix) – Tarkan
Cavan Potholes – Sharon Shannon
Audio Delite At Low Fidelity – The Black Eyed Peas
Back to the Beginning – Frank Waln feat. Tanaya Winder
Please Come To Boston – Joan Baez
Best Of Both Worlds – Midnight Oil
The Twelve Year Old Boy – Elmore James
Second Hand News – Tonic
Sincere – The Music Man
Ferny Hill – The Chieftains
Penitentiary Philosophy – Erykah Badu
Maggie May – Rod Stewart
Navssâpaluk Sadorana – Indigenous Inuit People

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12 August 2020

Pacing. The Shire.
Resentment – Beyoncé
Beethoven: King Stephan, Op.117 – Overture – New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Alabama Bound – Lead Belly
Rock My Baby Right – Elmore James
Come Over – MRSHLL
Moving Mountains – David LaMotte
At the Purchaser’s Option – Rhiannon Giddens
Look Away – Rebecca Riots
Gravel Walk – The Boys Of County Bucks
Too Busy Thinking About My Baby – Marvin Gaye
Song For A Winter’s Night – Gordon Lightfoot
My Problem Is You – Jackson Browne
Real Emotions – Los Lonely Boys
Hole In the Sky – Juliana Hatfield
Keep On – Kehlani
Baila Negra – Viento De Los Andes 

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