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July 30, 2011


Prayeroftheday from Sojourners.com
God, we pray for governments and international organizations to make rural infrastructure a priority, so that millions more are not forced into city slums and can simply feed themselves. Amen.

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July 27, 2011


Prayeroftheday from Sojourners.com
Bless the neighborhoods of our inner cities, so often afflicted with violence. We pray for reconciliation among all peoples who live in them, and for bold advocates for nonviolence in places which don't know peace. Amen.

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Immortals

My grandfather often spoke of "immortalizing oneself" for future gen.via selfless & courageous acts of both caring & innovation.

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"Reflexive Factionalism"

Our governance is suffering from acute "reflexive factionalism." Ruth Marcus
God help us. Anyone concerned about the poor & middle class?

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Congratulations!

Congratulating the Cottons on their first day as husband & wife! Met them at the Marriott (fav hotel) in Norfolk.

Congratulations!

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July 23, 2011


Ahhhhh! The Rick Braun monster!


Ahhhhh! The Rick Braun monster!

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Why??

Somehow I've always had a simpatico with the Poor.

Why??

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July 20, 2011


YOU'RE INVITED! Upon receiving the news today of yet another friend facing immanent transition (cancer), the Spirit reminded me in my "pre-grief" that we have been invited to experience IMMORTALITY, on God's tab, thru Jesus. Whew. Gotta go shout.

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July 19, 2011


As people of faith united in prayer, we ask that the most vulnerable will be protected in our national budget decisions. God, may our members of Congress be encouraged to remember those most in need. Amen (prayeroftheday from Sojourners.com)

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July 17, 2011


Congratulations Japan ladies! Great game. We'll get you next year!!!

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Fox

I just saw the most peculiar word mixup on Fox: "Bias against Fox at the White House?" Whaa... Surely they meant: "Bias against the president at Fox! Remember this comment on Fox: "He hates white people."

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July 14, 2011


Prayeroftheday from Sojourners.com
Spirit of God, fill our young people and infuse them with a passion for you and for your kingdom. Give them wisdom to discern your calling, boldness to confront those who would look down on them, and may their passion and energy inspire all of us in your service. Amen.

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July 11, 2011


Wow! Birthday overwhelmed-redness!!!

I want to thank EVERY SINGLE FRIEND who wished (or even thought about wishing) me happy 53rd birthday! It was overwhelming out here in cyber-friend land!!

Wow! Birthday overwhelmed-redness!!!

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July 10, 2011


[video] me and @LalahHathaway "He's Been Just That Good" on LalahTV http://is.gd/MIwZsD @CentricTV

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July 06, 2011


Article in Financial Times: "Kirk Whalum, Union Chapel, London" - @FT.com @FTlifeandarts

Kirk Whalum, Union Chapel, London


The boundaries between jazz, soul and gospel music are far from clear-cut. Too much jazz, and the result is pastiche; not enough, and you end up with drive-time cheese. But among those who negotiate the difficulties successfully, as with saxophonist Kirk Whalum, there is as much technical facility, soul-searching and risk-taking commitment on display as there is with perhaps more art-conscious contemporaries.



At this gig, part of BluesFest London, Whalum was supported by a specially convened UK backing band featuring the excellent Troy Miller on drums and Mark Edwards on keyboards. From the off, Whalum bent time and tone, rattled well-timed runs into a whooping shout, and worried essential phrases into complex structures. A free-flowing flourish of final cadenzas revealed an arsenal of split notes, harmonics and circular breathing, played perfectly on pulse while he named the chords to his band – they coped brilliantly.



For the next two hours...



READ REST OF ARTICLE AT FINANCIAL TIMES

via www.ft.com

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