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4 July 2019

Happy Birthday to my sister Patty.
Walking. Morningside Gardens.
Mary’s Boy Child – Harry Belafonte
Do You Hear What I Hear – Ed Ames
The Sound of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel
I Dreamed a Dream – Les Miserables
Orinico Flow – Enya
To Each His Dulcinea – Man of La Mancha
Our House – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught – South Pacific
The Pony Man – Gordon Lightfoot
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – Joan Baez
Let the River Run – Carly Simon
Boris the Spider – The Who
American Pie – Don McLean
Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
Oh, What a Beautiful Morning – Alfred Drake
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John
Fields of Gold – Eva Cassidy

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28 January 2019

Walking. Morningside Gardens.

Born in the U.S.A. – Bruce Springsteen
Babalao – Angelique Kidjo
Cecilia – Simon & Garfunkel
Cheek to Cheek – Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
Christian Island – Gordon Lightfoot
California Dreamin’ – Queen Latifah
Peggy Sue – Buddy Holly
Yellowbird – The Carnival Steel Drum Band
Colonel Bogey March – Coldstream Guards
Back to You – Luna
Cut It Out – Indigo Girls
Fire and Raine – Blood, Sweat & Tears
Billy Don’t Fall – Terence Trent D’Arby
House at Pooh Corner – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Curious – Hayley Kiyoko

This playlist is based on one originally created by my sister. Some of the artists differ as do some of the songs. But it is basically hers. Thanks!

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Bruce Reyes-Chow: “But I Don’t See You as Asian”

racecoversmallMy friend Bruce Reyes-Chow has written a book on race that I look forward to reading: But I Don’t See You as Asian: Curating Conversations about Race.

Bruce describes his reason for writing as:

If you’ve ever wanted to cultivate honest conversations about race, this book is my attempt at offering ways to help make that happen.

He reflects on his hope for the book in these words:

My hope is that by sharing my story – the joys and the struggles – this book will compel folk to enter a space where they can get at some of the assumptions, misunderstandings and intentions about race so that deeper connections and relationships can be had.

You can get a sense of his perspective as well as the flavor of his writing from some of his earlier articles:

Bruce notes that:

It is also my hope that you will find the time, faith and courage to jump into these conversations with an openness that challenges the expectations of the world around race.

I plan to take that jump. I assume that Bruce’s book will challenge my expectations around race. And I hope that I will be better equipped to engage in conversations that will help me challenge expectations around race and realities around racism. I will let you know.

Here’s how you can get a copy and learn more:

PURCHASE: [paperback $14.99] [kindle $9.99] [itunes $9.99] [nook $9.99] [signed gift copy $14.99]
CONNECT: [twitter] [facebook page] [reviews on Pinterest] [reviews on amazon]
AUTHORGRAPH: [Have your electronic copy signed]

See you along the Trail.

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