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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Care Package for Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020

Happy Birthday: Galileo Galilei, astronomer/physicist/polymathBorn Feb. 15, 1564 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J0-ZbbrD6U 50 States, 100 Weeks: Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Papaikou, HI Photo credit: bigislandguide.com Music: Galileo by The Indigo Girls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI1keSSwdcI Poetry: On Liberty and Slavery by George Moses HortonAlas! and I am born for this,To wear this slavish chain?Deprived of all created bliss,Through hardship, toil and …

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Care Package for Friday, Feb. 14, 2020

Happy Birthday: Frederick Douglass, abolitionistBorn Feb. 14, 1818 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z8vUM-I3NE 50 States, 100 Weeks: Braswell Mountain Rail Tunnel, Rockmart, GA Photo credit: steamphotos.com Music: Half Acre by Hem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Sq5Bvvx5nc Poetry: Miz Rosa Rides the Bus by Angela JacksonThat day in December I sat downby Miss Muffet of Montgomery.I was myriad-weary. Feets swolefrom sewing seams on a …

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Care Package for Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020

Happy Birthday: Leon Leonwood Bean, outdoor enthusiast/founder of L.L. BeanBorn Feb. 13, 1873 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5CJYEMcv-0 50 States, 100 Weeks: Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta, GA Photo credit: gpb.org Music: I Am No Mermaid by Sinéad Lohan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejLpqw8KnO0 Poetry: Ghana Calls by W.E.B. Du BoisI was a little boy, at home with strangers.I liked my playmates, and …

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