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Pryor Cashman Celebrates 31 Years of the ADA and Recognizes Disability  Pride Month 2021

 

Thank YOU

 to my

ORTHOPEDIC and HEAL/THY bodysoul

 creative maverick teams!

All detectivepriests!

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My story:

FIFTY-SIX reconstructive orthopedic surgeries since birth.

A life story of:

HEAL/THY and the GOLDEN RULE and RADICAL HOPE.

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Thank you, Dr. Clare McCarthy

https://www.fairview.org/providers/m/c/c/a/r/mccarthyclare-439586098

And, surgeries for carpal tunnel syndrome (both hands) and Dupuytren’s contracture.

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POST-OP LEFT HAND DRAWINGS:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/06/20/leftimperialpurplered-1-2-3-4-5-using-my-non-art-hand-post-op-reconstructionjoint-replacement-of-my-art-hand-my-art-hand-my-breathmy-wingmy-freedom-song/

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SEeSEaSHIP #11                                                               Catherine L. Johnson  2018

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Thank you, Dr. Mark B. Coventry

DR. MARK B. COVENTRY My orthopdic surgeon after Shriners and when I was three. The portrait was a gift provided by his lovely daughter, Martha, days before my hip was replaced on 26 May1999

https://www.healio.com/news/orthopedics/20120325/coventry-was-dedicated-to-broadening-orthopedic-knowledge-and-practice

At the time, there was no consensus among surgeons about the best way to replace a hip joint. Dr.
Coventry visited Europe on several research trips and investigated various approaches. He was espe-
cially impressed by the work of Dr. John Charnley, a British surgeon who was knighted for his pioneer-
ing work in orthopedics. “It was amazing,” a colleague later recalled. “(Dr. Coventry) went to England
and toured all the centers and came back with the one that would be the model for the future”.

Today, thanks to the pioneering efforts of Dr. Coventry and his team, total
hip replacement is one of the most frequently performed orthopedic surgeries, improving the quality of
life for millions of people worldwide. In summarizing his career, a colleague said,

“Dr. Coventry particularly remembered that at Mayo he learned …

about treating patients as people, not merely as a condition that needed to be diagnosed.

http://mccms.cws.net/content/history.mayoclinic.org/files/Contributions/1969-hip.pdf

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From 6 months to 3 years old,

I lived at Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children (name changed now!).

I began to ‘dance’ with Dr. Coventry when I was THREE years old.

His framed picture was gifted to me by his cherished daughter, Martha

– his ‘presence’ was brought into the OR for all major reconstructive surgeries.

 

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We ‘collaborated’ until his retirement.

He was my confidante until and beyond…

My beloved Dr. Coventry’s nickname for me:

SPITFIRE!!!

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Thank you, Dr. Rodney H. Peterson

https://orthopedic.io/surgeon/rodney-holmes-peterson-md-edina/

Dr. Peterson stepped up to take the ‘Excalibur from the stone’

– a congenitally dislocated hip coupled with an undeveloped pelvis.

He told me I would have to lie back at 120 degrees

for 8 weeks post-op so the prosthetic could properly/soundly set.

Dr. Peterson  firmly stated:

‘You MUST have dedcated / relable / trusted support FOR you before I will do the surgery”.

My response:

” Dr. Peterson, I will create

Catherine’s Courageous Compassion Circle

– a gold ring, a sliver ring, and a bronze ring!” 

On 26 May 1999, Dr. Peterson was the Olympian surgeon artist.

My body underwent a revolution.

The crucial offerings of sequential Physical Therapists entered my life.

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Body/soul fitness was always a  priority!

Counterintuitive decision after Dr. Peterson’s hip replacement:

I became a certified YMCA:

 * water fitness instructor

 *weight training instructor 

*Arthritis Foundation water fitness instructor

*fitness ball and therapy band fitness instructor

*cross-training water classes for inner city youth basketball players.

FIFTEEN YEARS!!!!

 

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Dr. Robert Trousdale

https://www.mayoclinic.org/biographies/trousdale-robert-t-m-d/bio-20054172

 

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HIP HAND HEART

 

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/hip-hand-heart/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/01/28/785-seeseaship-11-12-2018-catherine-l-johnson-anthony-cox-billy-higgins-samba-je-hed/

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Thank you, Dr. Mark B. Coventry

https://www.healio.com/news/orthopedics/20120325/coventry-was-dedicated-to-broadening-orthopedic-knowledge-and-practice

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Thank you, Dr. Mark Heller

https://account.allinahealth.org/providers/16759#aboutMe

 

RIGHT KNEE

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/uncle-lee-age-89-died-peacefully-among-family-on-23-january-2014-sigma-chi-uncle-lees-generation-wereare-a-remarkable-and-treasured-template-of-how-to-be-a-man-pine-tree-moon/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2011/11/17/pine-tree-body-soul-my-secret-is-hidden-within-me-my-name-no-one-shall-know/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/08/27/hurricanerapturelantern-a-libretto-5-december-2010-japan-meditation-catherine-l-johnson-2011-john-coltrane-peace-full-moon/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/moon-aerial-mines-ix-2012-14h-x-11-5w-catherine-l-johnson/

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OntO #4                                                                               Catherine L. Johnson  2018

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Thank you, Dr. Garrett Griffin

https://www.mw-fp.com/facial-plastic-surgery-team-st-paul/dr-garrett-griffin/

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TURNED + TWISTED RIGHT LEG

HAD BULLDOZED NOSE + JAW

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/09/22/952-onto-4-2018-catherine-l-johnson-dr-victoria-sweet-slow-medicine-pre-modern-understanding-of-the-body-as-a-garden-to-be-tended/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/for-art-collectors-designers-exquisite-beautiful-impeccable-site-specific-fine-art-prints-esteemed-artist-catherine-l-johnson-master-printer-mark-jones-arts-district-imageworks-inc-2/

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FRANKIE (left) + STEIN (right)

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Thank you, Dr. J. Chris Coetzee

https://tcomn.com/physicians/chris-coetzee/

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The 2x ORTHO RECONSTRUCTIVE surgeries during the PANDEMIC

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/08/04/938-radical-hope-faithperseverancevision-you-reap-what-you-sow-my-reveal-my-first-sandals-dr-co-et-zeeeeeeeee-coltranes-giant-steps/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/04/27/917-announcing-the-first-worldwide-covid19-kite-flying-event-sunday-may-3rd-fly-a-kite-to-salute-the-brave-dedicated-front-line-workers-fly-a-kite-to-commemorate-those-weve-lost/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/06/24/926-the-civil-rights-kite-flying-project-build-community-with-joy-every-weekday-evenings-on-lowertowns-prince-street-sundays-4pm-upper-landing-park/

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X RAY of SPINE coming!

 

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WILL: FLY AWAY #3      Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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Thank you, Dr. Frederick Harris

https://www.fairview.org/providers/h/a/r/r/i/harrisfrederick-555332880

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Thank you, Dr. Eric Kirksson

https://tcomn.com/physicians/eric-kirksson/

 

SPINE + SI JOINTS

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2021/05/17/1006-will-fly-away-19-2021-catherine-l-johnson-fossil-spine-fly/

 

 

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Thank you

to the

RADICAL HOPE

remarkable

aweZINGZINGZING

ESSENTIAL

tenacious

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

who

step UPed and ENTERed

post-op:

Mary Husband / Joan Milles / Jill Monson

Alison Mumbleau / Bonnie Glenzinski

+

LISA RICHARDSON

https://tcomn.com/therapists/lisa-richardson/

creative genius re-wiring / releasing the grip of my Genesis story

and

opening NEW worlds!

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‘I SEE YOU!!!

‘I AM HERE!!!!!’

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Why Disability Pride? — ACLBoulder

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Facebook

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Inclusion means Inclusion | The Learning Renaissance

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youDEARPRECIOUS’ #2           Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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VISITING MY FAMILY

– holding TIGHT onto my Mom as my crutches were set down behind!

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2021/05/12/1005-updo-updo-updo-12-may-2021-glorious-chartreuse-bee-my-baby-bee-hive/

My UPdo could be an homage to Bezos’ / Branson’s

testosterone fueled rockets NOT quite entering OUTER space?

 

‘I SEE YOU!!!

‘YOU SEE ME?’

 

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/07/17/933-also-mysta-moon-goddess-also-catherine-moon-goddess-strong-arms-under-pressure/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2021/06/13/1014-udeerpresh-uhs-youdearprecious-2021-catherine-l-johnson-8-original-works/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2021/07/19/1021-i-see-you-i-hear-you-i-love-you-because-you-are-you-yaaaay/

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The Irede Foundation on Twitter: "We all have the power and responsibility  to make society more inclusive for everyone. When people living with  disability are empowered, they become agents of change.  #ChildAmputeeAdvocate #

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IPROMISETOTELL                                                           Catherine L. Johnson  2015

 

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JULY

*Disability

Pride Month

*NOT my naming choice!

https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewpulrang/2021/07/15/5-questions-to-think-about-this-disabilitypridemonth/?sh=4905927d1417
https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/takeaway/segments/what-disability-pride-month

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My entry below has been viewed worldwide and over 1K times:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/disability-disrespect-can-you-play-the-violin-equally-to-itzhak-perlman-no-does-that-mean-you-are-disabled-what-is-essential-is-invisible-to-the-eye-the-little-prince/

 

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/ipromise-ipromisetotell-ipromisetotellthewhole-ipromisetotellthewholetruth-16-december-2015-catherine-l-johnson-artist-patti-smith-people-have-the-power/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2021/05/28/1009-tell-no-secrets-tell-2021-catherine-l-johnson-the-incessant-beating-of-the-telltale-heart/

 

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HERHYMNS#2_BEBRAVE_2013_CATHERINELJOHNSON_WPHERHYMNS: BE BRAVE                                      Catherine L. Johnson   2013

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/01/04/the-writings-herhymns-be-brave-lullaby-i-thou-poem-a-lullaby-for-a-lover-catherine-l-johnson-interdisciplinary-artist-humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art/

 

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1 August 2021

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A B  O  U T  BeLOW

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/about/

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Dear 6 y/o Leo SEES me!!!!!

We are together 1x week since he was born: we are buddies!!!!!

Leo’s favorite color is purple.

2021

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Auntie CatHERinE!

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2021/05/12/1005-updo-updo-updo-12-may-2021-glorious-chartreuse-bee-my-baby-bee-hive/

My UPdo could be an homage to Bezos’ / Branson’s

testosterone fueled rockets NOT quite entering OUTER space?

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Leo and I have a weekly ‘engagement’ !

When the pandemic altered our shared face-to-face/ bonding time,

we would

ZOOM!

I would research/select READ OUT LOUD books on YouTube!

We would ‘share the screen’

and

I would MUTE the audio of the FOUR books

so it was his AUNTIE CATHERINE’S voice reading to him!

After an hour of reading,

we would

DANCE and LAUGH!!!!

Our goodnight is me giving him

KISSES:

chin, both cheeks, forehead, and, finally the TOP of Leo’s head!

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Tonight was:

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ways_of_Seeing

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John Berger in Ways of Seeing

points out that seeing and recognition come before words.

It is seeing that establishes our place in the world,

but we use words to explain this world.

Despite this he argues there is always a distinction

between what we see and what we know.

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In Ways of Seeing Berger claims that the representations

of men and women in visual culture entice different “gazes”,

different ways in which they are looked at,

with men having the legitimization of examining women,

and women – also examine women.

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Berger asserts

that only twenty or thirty nudes

n the European oil painting tradition

depict a woman as herself

rather than as a subject of male idealization or desire.

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Playing The Gender Card:

Overlooking And Overthrowing Sexist Stereotypes

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/17/684515742/playing-the-gender-card-overlooking-and-overthrowing-sexist-stereotypes

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A Mathematician’s Manifesto

For Rethinking Gender

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/10/911691013/a-mathematicians-manifesto-for-rethinking-gender

 

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I have been contemplating about honesty and representatIon: 

the arc, the spectrum of

original to portrayal to betrayal

of the truth/integrity of actual presence

to one’s representation

to conversion to a digitized avatar. 

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Women in our culture are aware of being looked at, objectified.

The gender power playbook is a women’s reality.

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For women to engage with men who are willing to/ capable of:

practicing democracy;

knowing change/ new information/ insight is a constant;

vulnerability is human;

making amends;

and

men knowing dominance over anyone is not a victory

IS a GIFT

– a true blue

reciprocation/ partnership

of

expansive/ boundless fields

of

FREEDOM.

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Women using photo-shop filters to

portray

their own visage,

their own countenance,

into a digitized ‘honey pot trap’ avatar

who uses sex to trap and blackmail a target

is  a

betrayal.

The cultural conditioning,

and, in turn,

the need for women in our culture

to ALTER

the A/LIVE self

is a complex litmus test

and

a story of a soul’s freedom lost.

 

 Women who self-represent

as digitized honey pot trap’ avatar

is a code of complicity with women as product,

 betrayal of truth and authenticity, 

 and

is a player in deceit,

‘spear phishing marketing’ to their ‘target niche’: men.

ALL is a worn capitalist/consumer caricature, a binary game

which is NOT honest and NOT genuine intimacy.

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Loving is honesty,

courage, trust, radiance,

telling the truth.

Love IS

not a portrayal/ practice of gender stereotypes.

Love is a verb.

Loving is disarming.

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The sacred, honorable gift:

I welcome you to SEE me.

 

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YOUDEARLIVELOVE_#1_2021_CATHERINELJOHNSON_WPYOUDEARLIVELOVE  Catherine L. Johnson   2021

 

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/01/13/706-grace-energy-dear-cherished-deer-deer-honorrespect-wounded-deer-dear/

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I SEE You, I Am Here

 

 

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PORTRAITS

SEEN/EXPERIENCED

 THROUGH the eyes/ life/ real experience

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Dear 6 y/o Leo SEES me.

We are together 1x week since he was born: we are buddies.

Leo’s favorite color is purple.

2021

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Dear 7 y/o Chad SEES me.

I was Chad’s favorite babysitter.

2004

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My dear niece Emily SEES me.

11 y/o Em’s portrait of her Aunt Catherine.

2008

 

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SAWUBONA

The ancient Zulu greeting meaning we see you.

The greeting recognizes that each individual is never alone

– that we each represent a lineage of multitudes.

The greeting also serves to acknowledge the next person’s existence,

and

is an invitation to communicate and explore possibilities.

DIALOGUE

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I SEE You, I Am Here

The Secret to Heartfelt Communication

https://www.lionsroar.com/i-see-you-i-am-here-the-secret-to-heartfelt-communication/

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BEAUTIFUL offering

Orland Bishop

https://www.csh.umn.edu/education/whole-systems-healing/interviews-wsh-leaders/orland-bishop

https://www.globalonenessproject.org/people/orland-bishop

 

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GLOBAL ONENESS PROJECT

https://www.globalonenessproject.org/about-project

Welcome to the Global Oneness Project. We believe that stories play a powerful role in education. Founded in 2006 as an initiative of Kalliopeia Foundation, we aim to plant seeds of empathy, resilience, and a sacred relationship to our planet. Using stories as a pedagogical tool for growing minds, we bring the world’s cultures alive in the classroom. Committed to the exploration of cultural, environmental, and social issues, we offer a rich library of multimedia stories comprised of award-winning films, photo essays, and essays. Companion curriculum and discussion guides are also available…

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YOULIVELOVE_#2_2021_CATHERINELJOHNSON_WPYOUDEARLIVELOVELOVELOVELIVE  Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2021/06/13/1014-udeerpresh-uhs-youdearprecious-2021-catherine-l-johnson-8-original-works/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2021/07/09/1019-youdearlivelove-2021-catherine-l-johnson/

 

 

 

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For you: a look/ a read/ a listen…

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YOUDEARLIVELOVE_#1_2021_CATHERINELJOHNSON_WPYOUDEARLIVELOVE    Catherine L. Johnson   2021

 

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YOULIVELOVE_#2_2021_CATHERINELJOHNSON_WPYOUDEARLIVELOVELOVELOVELIVE    Catherine L. Johnson   2021

 

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2021/06/13/1014-udeerpresh-uhs-youdearprecious-2021-catherine-l-johnson-8-original-works/
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wing gifs | WiffleGif

 

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Read, read, read:

INTEGRITY.

WINGS. HONESTY. INTIMACY. TRUST. FREEDOM. BREATH.

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2011/06/25/16/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/05/27/735-blooom-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-89-2017-catherine-l-johnson-pablo-neruda-i-will-only-let-you-touch-me-if-your-hands-are-so-full-of/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/06/01/736-my-blooom-lives-2017-catherine-l-johnson-pablo-neruda-keep-for-me-your-sweetness/

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Listen, listen, listen:

https://firstlightatnight.bandcamp.com/releases

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/isaiah-and-first-light-night-multimedia-installation-catherine-l-johnson-dan-choma-spring-2013-st-paul-art-crawl/

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FIRST LIGHT AT NIGHT INSTALLATIONS:

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 LOVEISAGARDENBLOOM

 

 

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ISAIAH  

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HaPpYhApPy blesSINGS!!!!!

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11 July 2021

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AFTER almost TWO years

(2 consecutive reconstructive surgeries on both feet followed by the pandemic),

a BEAUTIFUL sacred reunion:

NANCY CARLSON

(my late Mother’s dearest friend from high school AND my cherished dear heart
– Mother to dear, dear Rob)!

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12 July 2021

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Dear friend

MICHELE JANSEN,

who has endured/prevailed with PKD for years,

receives a

heal/thy

KIDNEY

 a gift offered by her heal/thy niece,

ANNA!!!!!

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At 1:51 pm,

I received notice from mtj’s true blue sweetheart, David:

“Michele is out of surgery and doing fine, no complications .

Her donor niece is fine too.”

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AND,

12 July

is

my London niece’s,

THE amaZING

👑JESSICA👑,

24th birthday!!!!!

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K9 FREEDOM FIGHTER!
🌟🐾🇺🇸🐾🌟

Zachary William Robert James Woodridge

K9  Navy SEAL

 

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A Fourth of July Symbol of Unity

That May No Longer Unite

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/03/nyregion/american-flag-politics-polarization.html

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Peter Treiber Jr., a farmer, said he was taken aback that a customer thought he was conservative because of the flag painted on his potato truck.

Credit: Johnny Milano for The New York Times

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David Surozenski, a Republican, refused to add Trump flags to his display. “That’s not the way I was brought up,” he said. “The American flag political? No.”
Credit: ohnny Milano for The New York Times

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A flag, and a portion of the Pledge of Allegiance meant to convey unity, is displayed on the billboard for St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Greenport.
Credit: Johnny Milano for The New York Times

 

 

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This Fourth of July,

we celebrate a new triumph

over the enemies of liberty

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/04/this-fourth-july-we-celebrate-new-triumph-over-enemies-liberty/

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Thirteen years ago in Independence, Mo.,

a young U.S. senator from Illinois running for president spoke

about the Revolutionary War that started on a spring morning in April 1775.

 

He talked about the risks taken by the “simple band of colonists”

when they took up arms against an empire.

The chances were taken, he said, on behalf of a larger idea:

liberty, and the notion of God-given, inalienable rights.

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Independence Day 2021

is an apt occasion

to celebrate America’s liberation

from

Trump.

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HERHYMNS#6_FORGIVE_2013_CATHERINELJOHNSON_WPHERHYMNS: FORGIVE I WILL       Catherine L. Johnson    2013

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The POWER of APOLOGIES

Victims who forgive perpetrator

for their perpetrator’s damaging/wounding

words/actions without their perpetrator’s

sincere and remorse to the bone

APOLOGIES

enables crimes against humanity.

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Victims

who name the crime

and

the collateral damage of suffering

and

refuse the perpetrator’s

repeated attempts

to gaslight and others’ complicity

are

courageous.

They

set the map for the arc of justice for ALL

and

provide

RADICAL HOPE

for those

who have or have been forced to fall

on

the swords of silence.

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gaslight

gas-lahyt

verb (used with object),

to cause (a person) to doubt his or her sanity

through the use of psychological manipulation:

How do you know if your partner is gaslighting you?

 

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Perpetrators who truly take ownership

of the damaging/woundings of their own word/actions onto another

+

make amends

+

change course

can be the

TRUTH and CONCILIATION

innovators

who change the arc of social justice

and

the future of humanity.

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Forgiveness

is an

improvisational call and response art

calling OUT the angels in our Nature.

 

Resentment, hostility, rage, grudges

kill

souls and hearts and bodies

of

individuals and societies and hope.

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Mercy.

The Serenity Prayer practice is an a/live dynamic.

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Restorative JUSTICE

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restorative_justice

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TRUTH and RECONCILIATION

COMMISSION

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truth_and_Reconciliation_Commission_(South_Africa)

 

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For further information on HERHYMNS: FORGIVE I WILL,

please click on the links below:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/herhymns-portfolio-2013-6-forgiveiwillgiveyour-i-dive-for-pearls-that-are-shining-deep-within-no-smoke-and-mirrors-nor-doppelgangers-are-welcomed/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/11/28/humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art-gallery-mpls-herhymns-forgive-i-will-give-catherine-l-johnson-2012-thelonious-monk-dont-blame-me-1966-livedenmark/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/09/26/829-what-you-allow-is-what-will-continue-an-individual-requesting-for-sincere-forgiveness-the-definition-of-valiant-courage-and-the-pinnacle-of-a-heroic-character/

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The POWER of MERCY

1. Granting forgiveness for the wrongs done to us – not a one off event…
 

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The POWER of APOLOGIES

2. Refusing to apologize – justify the behavior: power + control…
 

 

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TRACY CHAPMAN

 

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Sorry
Is all that you can’t say
Years gone by and still
Words don’t come easily
Like sorry like sorry

 

Forgive me
Is all that you can’t say
Years gone by and still
Words don’t come easily
Like forgive me forgive me

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Beethoven

Late string quartet

Opus 132

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TS Eliot’s Four Quartets

was inspired by

Beethoven’s Opus 132;

in 1933, the poet said that he wanted to get

“beyond poetry,

as Beethoven in his later works,

strove to get beyond music”

 

Eliot wrote, in 1933, that Beethoven’s later works contained a gaiety “which one imagines might come to oneself as the fruit of reconciliation and relief after immense suffering”

 

 

In the third movement of Beethoven’s late string quartet opus 132,

he offers thanks for being alive,

despite having gone completely deaf

 

 

 

 

 

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Beethoven’s late string quartet Op. 132,
known as the
Heiliger Dankgesang

Holy Song of Thanksgiving

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Beethoven’s

“Holy Song of Thanksgiving” 

moves beyond conventional key relationships,

making us focus on the moment,

rather than a far-off goal,

and

leaving us with a sense of the

circular and eternal.

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HEAVENINMYMOUTH_2012_DOROTHYDARR_CHARLESLLOYD_30JUNE2015_CATHERINELJOHNSONHEAVENINMYMOUTH                                Catherine L. Johnson  2012

 

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For further information on the above original work,

please click on the links below:

 

https://catherineljohnson.art/2021/02/25/halo-the-prayer-wheel-2003/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/07/15/740-circle-universal-sacred-divine-infinite-nature-of-energy-inclusivity-of-the-universe-express-a-moment-when-the-mind-is-free-to-let-the-body-create/

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The POWER of COMPASSION

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HALO_THE_PRAYER_WHEEL_#3_2003_CATHERINELJOHNSON_WPHALO: THE PRAYER WHEEL  #3     Catherine L. Johnson  2003

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HALO_THE_PRAYER_WHEEL_#5_2003_ CATHERINELJOHNSON_WP1HALO: THE PRAYER WHEEL  #5    Catherine L. Johnson  2003

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For further information on the

2003 HALO: THE PRAYER WHEEL series,

please click on the link below:

https://catherineljohnson.art/2021/02/25/halo-the-prayer-wheel-2003/

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Listen listen oh do listen
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‘An American Mosaic’: A Classical COVID Tribute

https://the1a.org/segments/covid-piano-music/

https://www.jensenartists.com/single-post/simone-dinnerstein-releases-richard-danielpour-s-an-american-mosaic

 
 

On March 26, 2021, approximately one year after the first COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns in the U.S., pianist Simone Dinnerstein’s recording of An American Mosaic by composer Richard Danielpour will be released on Supertrain Records. An American Mosaic is a set of fifteen miniatures, each commemorating a segment of the American population that has been affected by the pandemic – doctors, parents, children, front line workers, caretakers, and those who have lost their lives to the virus. The album also includes transcriptions by Danielpour for Dinnerstein of J.S. Bach’s “Agnus Dei” from the Mass in B minor, as well as “Wenn Ich einmal soll scheiden” and “Epilogue Chorus: Wir setzen, uns mit Tränen nieder,” from the St. Matthew Passion.

 

Simone Dinnerstein, Richard Danielpour, Simone Dinnerstein, Simone  Dinnerstein, Simone Dinnerstein - An American Mosaic - Amazon.com Music

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How the pandemic has taken a toll on our bodies

https://www.mprnews.org/episode/2021/06/02/how-the-pandemic-has-taken-a-toll-on-our-bodies

  • Dr. James Fricton is a pain specialist at the Minnesota Head & Neck Pain Clinic and a professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota. 

  • Rebeka Ndosi is a holistic health practitioner, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and a yoga and meditation teacher. 

  • Annie Heiderscheit is a board-certified music therapist and licensed marriage and family therapist. She is also the director of the music therapy programs at Augsburg University.

 

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JUNETEENTH_2021_Federal_holiday

JUNETEENTH NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE DAY

is the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was declared a holiday in 1983.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juneteenth

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rene marIe

Lift Ev’ry Voice & Sing

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Robert Robinson

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

This was a coded song that alluded some of the angels

that helped free slaves such as Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass.

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Resources

to understand

America’s long history of injustice and inequality

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/06/08/understanding-racism-inequality-america/

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What is White racial identity and why is it important?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/the-lily/what-is-white-racial-identity-and-why-is-it-important/2021/06/18/a7db496c-02a7-4128-9f4e-0f924df83976_video.html-2

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President Biden on Thursday 17 June signed a bill to recognize Juneteenth — the celebration to commemorate the end of chattel slavery in the United States —  as the first new federal holiday in decades, a major symbolic victory that Black activists have sought for years.

“This is a day of profound weight and profound power,” Biden said. A day in which we’ll remember the moral stain, the terrible toll that slavery took on the country and continues to take; what I’ve long called America’s original sin. At the same time, I also remember the extraordinary capacity to heal and to hope and to emerge from those painful moments and a bitter, bitter version of ourselves to make a better version of our selves.”

Biden said that he hopes by establishing the holiday, “all Americans can feel the power of this day and learn from our history and celebrate progress and grapple with the distance we’ve come, but the distance we have to travel, too.”

It marks the anniversary of the date in 1865 when Union soldiers brought word of slavery’s end to the Texas gulf — some two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln’s famed Emancipation Proclamation.

“Think about that,” said Vice President Kamala Harris. “For more than two years the enslaved people of Texas were kept in servitude. For more than two years they were intentionally kept from their freedom.”

“Throughout history, Juneteenth has been known by many names: Jubilee Day, Freedom Day, Liberation Day, Emancipation Day, and today, a national holiday,” said Vice President Harris, who is the first woman, Asian-American and the first Black person to serve as vice president.

“We are gathered here in a house built by enslaved people. We are footsteps away from where President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation,” she said at the White House signing ceremony.We have come far, and we have far to go. But today is a day of celebration. It is not only a day of pride.

It’s also a day for us to reaffirm and rededicate ourselves to action.”

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EXODUSFREEATLASTIAINTGOINGBACKIMFREE CATHERINE L JOHNSON 2013; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON: EXODUSIMFREEATLASTIAINTGOINGBACKIMFREE    Catherine L. Johnson 2013

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THE HUMANITY PORTFOLIO

2013

Catherine L. Johnson

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/fifteen-paintings-28-august-2013-the-humanity-portfolio-28-august-2013-the-50th-anniversary-of-the-march-on-washington-for-freedom-jobs-rev-dr-martin-luther-kings-i-have-a-dream-s/

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UDEERpresh-uhs

UDEERpreSHəs

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youDEARPRECIOUS

 

2021

Catherine L. Johnson

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Eight original works

Each measures: 20.5″H x 12.25″W

Mixed media:

color –  a soft, clean early spring chartreuse with the breath of luminous dawn

line – graphite, metallic gold pencil

paper – archival heavyweight kraft 

 

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precious

preSHəs

Of great value; not to be wasted or treated carelessly.

Greatly loved or treasured by someone

Used as a term of address for a beloved person

 

 

 

 

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youDEARPRECIOUS’ #1           Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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youDEARPRECIOUS’ #2           Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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youDEARPRECIOUS’ #3           Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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youDEARPRECIOUS’ #4           Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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youDEARPRECIOUS’ #5           Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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youDEARPRECIOUS’ #6           Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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youDEARPRECIOUS’ #7           Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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youDEARPRECIOUS’ #8           Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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youDEARPRECIOUS’ #8 detail           Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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The

BOW

symbolizes that a woman is a gift to the world.

 She is strong, attractive, and of worth and value.

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The bow is associated with female sexuality and sexual power.

Consider how you tie up a bow on a gift.

You put tension on the ribbon and tie the knot,

and

then you release the bow.

This tension and release is seen as symbolic

of

women’s release from social constraints / conventions / bondage.

 

She is empowered to shape her intimate love stories.

Her choices in relationships are GIANT STEPS that call out

the expanse of each other’s wilderness

– mutual, improvisational, creative, nest/harbor,

simple/complex, a dear balm, beyond…

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She is unrepeatable, multi-spherical, and an unfolding dance.

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She is an unrepeatable presence,

an unforgettable dynamic offering

of

sweet wonder,

laughter,

comfort,

boundless  wings of FREEDOM,

rapturous elegance,

  integrity,

and

awe.

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you

DEAR

PRECIOUS’

 

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ZACH_BRrug_29MAR2020_WP1

ZACHARY WILLIAM ROBERT JAMES WOODRIDGE

On 20 March 2020, a darling sweet

PRECIOUS

5 month Blue Heeler x ?? entered my heart and home!

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His litter was rescued from a reservation in North Dakota and were named the WILD!

He was named: Zach Parise!!!

ZACH_BABY

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ZACH in ‘PETFINDERS’ March 2020

ZACH_MEETUP_

MEET / GREET!!!

20 March 2020

 

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PLAY TIME @ CHS Dog Park!

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NAP TIME!

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ZACHARY WILLIAM ROBERT JAMES WOODRIDGE

FIRST BIRTHDAY celebrated at the BLACK DOG Cafe!

24 October 2020

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ZACH was my dedicated K9 PARTNER working the BIDEN/HARRIS campaign!

Reynold and ZACH’s K9 GF BUDDY #1 NEKO stepped UP, too!

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ZACH is my dedicated K9 ADVENTURE PARTNER:

fat tire biking and x-skiing!

NO kayaking – not a swimmer!

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On my birthday: 29 December 2020!!!

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ZACHARY WILLIAM ROBERT JAMES WOODRIDGE

in his/my favorite black leather chair – he loves comfort!!!

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ZWRJW  reigning from a JUMBO PAUL BUNYAN SIZE CHAIR

A photo souvenir from a ‘stop’

during 1 of the weekly K9 RIVER WALKS – which began 7 March 2021!

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ZACHARY WILLIAM ROBERT JAMES WOODRIDGE

18 May 2021

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ZACH and his FIRST K9 BUDDY: Cousin MILO!!!

August 2020

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ZACH and his GF K9 WRESTLING BUDDY #1: NEKO!!!

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ZACH and his GF K9 WRESTLING BUDDY #2: TOOTSIE!!!

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ZACH and his K9 WRESTLING BUDDY: CLOVIS!!!

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ZACH and his GF K9 BUDDY: JUNO!!!

Above: April 2020  Below: August 2020

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ZACH and his ‘K9 RIVER WALK’ BUDDIES: 

LOKI, CoCo and his K9 BIG BRO (NO WRESTLING) HENRY!!!

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CLICK below for further information on the SUNDAY K9 RIVER WALK!

K9 RIVER WALKS

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ZACH and his BEST 2-legged human PLAY BUDDY: LEO!!!

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ZACHARY WILLIAM ROBERT JAMES WOODRIDGE

&

ME – a K9 living in a human body!!!!!

14 February 2021

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON ART

THE ART of CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

Michele Needs a Kidney

How can someone help?

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON ART

THE ART of CATHERINE L. JOHNSON