Care Package for Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020

Happy Birthday: Sidney Poitier, actor, civil rights activistBorn Feb. 20, 1924 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCzTyxXPy1o 50 States, 100 Weeks: Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm, Kailua Kona, HI Photo credit: royalkona.com Music: Mama by Strangefolk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDK6MtrEzg0 Poetry: Robeson at Rutgers by Elizabeth AlexanderHard to picture, but these Goliath treesAre taller still than Robeson. OutsideVast plate windows in this lecture hall,Read …

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Care Package for Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020

Happy Birthday: Nicolas Copernicus, astronomerBorn Feb. 19, 1473 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGr1nHdzLyk 50 States, 100 Weeks: Glass Beach, Kauai, HI Photo credit: tentree.com Music: Roads by Strangefolk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoYaUoJkD1Q Poetry: Runagate Runagate by Robert HaydenI.Runs falls rises stumbles on from darkness into darknessand the darkness thicketed with shapes of terrorand the hunters pursuing and hounds pursuingand the night cold …

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Care Package for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020

Happy Birthday: Yoko Ono, musicianBorn Feb. 18, 1933 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Suj8MCysBKQ 50 States, 100 Weeks: World’s Largest Plant Maze, Wahiawa, HI Photo credit: onlyinyourstate.com Music: Alaska by Strangefolk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwU-Mo6cxZc Poetry: The Slave Auction by Frances Ellen Watkins HarperThe sale began – young girls were there,   Defenseless in their wretchedness,Whose stifled sobs of deep despair   Revealed their anguish …

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Care Package for Monday, Feb. 17, 2020

Happy Birthday: Michael Jordan, basketball playerBorn Feb. 17, 1963 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNx_gU57gQ4 50 States, 100 Weeks: Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI Photo credit: best-of-oahu.com Music: Valhalla by Strangefolk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jewsCZKAZVI Poetry: From the Unwritten Letters of Joseph Freeman by Camille T. Dungy(February, 1841)Melinda, I’ve been preparing to write.That peculiar girl named Molly,who has a bit of liberty in the …

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Care Package for Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020

Happy Birthday: Ice-T, rapper/actorBorn Feb. 16, 1958 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AN5fPFtV0U 50 States, 100 Weeks: Spouting Horn, Kauai, HI Photo credit: gohawaii.com Music: Speculator by Strangefolk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9r8gtRqC8g Poetry: Georgia Dusk by Jean ToomerThe sky, lazily disdaining to pursue,   The setting sun, too indolent to hold   A lengthened tournament for flashing gold,Passively darkens for night’s barbecue, Read more (https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46407/georgia-dusk) …

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