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“You’ve Got A Friend”

When you’re down and troubled,
And you need some love and care,
And nothing, nothing is going right
Close your eyes and think of me,
And soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest night.
You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I’ll come running to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I’ll be there
You’ve got a friend
If the sky above you grows dark and full of clouds
And that old north wind begins to blow
Keep your head together and call my name out loud
Soon you’ll hear me knocking at your door
You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I’ll come running, running, yeah, yeah, to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I’ll be there
And I’ll be there, yes I will.
Now, ain’t it good to know that you’ve got a friend
When people can be so cold?
They’ll hurt you, yes, and desert you
And take your soul if you let them,
Oh, but don’t you let them
You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I’ll come running, running, yeah, yeah, yeah, to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I’ll be there, yes I will.
You’ve got a friend
You’ve got a friend
Ain’t it good to know, you’ve got a friend?
Ain’t it good to know?
Ain’t it good to know?
Ain’t it good to know, you’ve got a friend?
Oh yeah, now
Oh, you’ve got a friend
Yeah, baby

You’ve got a friend
Oh yeah…
You’ve got a friend

 

Carole King

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THE

PAY-IT-FORWARD

CONCEPT

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pay_it_forward
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_business
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gift_economy

 

$20 Gift card for the Black Dog Café | East Side Elders

November Events at Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar

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Siblings Andy and Sara Remke,

co-owners of the Black Dog Cafe

in St. Paul’s Lowertown,

where customers can participate in a

pay-it-forward

meal program.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020. (Scott Takushi / Pioneer Press)

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At Lowertown cafe,

customers buy meals

for

struggling strangers

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“…The coronavirus hit suddenly and made the artists sick or out of work.
Most were unaccustomed to asking for help.

“We are humans.

We are all concerned about being embarrassed,” said Remke…”

 

“…The program has been broadened to accept anyone hurt by the epidemic.
Donors pay the restaurant, often while picking up their own meals.
Remke thanks them on social media, using their first name or an alias.
The recipient uses that name in the daily code.
“They might say, ‘Bob sent me’ or ‘Kat sent me,’ ” said Remke.
Donors say they are helping their favorite restaurant
as they help economic victims of the virus…”

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Please click on link for the FULL article
featured in the Pioneer Press by reporter Bob Shaw:
https://www.twincities.com/2020/04/29/at-lowertown-cafe-customers-buy-meals-for-struggling-strangers/

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Please click on link for

THE BLACK DOG CAFE’s

PAY IT FORWARD

PROGRAM

https://www.blackdogstpaul.com/gifts-more/1e6to72e2s7bp05p2a1dkfpyow85nj

Pay It Forward

$10.00
Help feed a Lowertown resident, laid off restaurant worker, or musician
The Black Dog will provide one or more free meals with every contribution.
Vegetarian options will be available.

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Pine Tree: HOPE                                                                                      Catherine L. Johnson. 2005

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Pine Tree: HOPE

For further information, please click on links below
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/08/29/early-in-the-morning-on-29-august-29-2005-hurricane-katrina-struck-the-gulf-coast-of-the-united-states-pine-tree-hope-2005-catherine-l-johnson-allen-toussaints-the-bright-mississippi/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/11/20/pine-tree-hope-2005-catherine-l-johnson-serenitycourage-to-changeprayer-xenophobia-america-wasis-an-innovation-an-ongoing-experimentimprovisation-of-freedom-humanly-possible-the-empa/
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/pine-tree-hope-2005

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My 4 legged BLACK DOG: Zachary William Robert James Woodridge

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NOTE:
Stephen Colbert’s LATE NIGHT ‘SPOT ON’ monologue on Baltimore
was added to this entry
   – which was originally published on the morning of 29 July .

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WHERE/WHO/HOW

ARE YOU

AS AN AMERICAN?

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WHAT IS AMERICA?

WHO IS AN AMERICAN?

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#WeAreAmerica *

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complicity

[ kuhm-plis-i-tee ]

noun, plural com·plic·i·ties.

the state of being an accomplice;

partnership or involvement in wrongdoing.

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https://catherineljohnson.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/trump-rnc-convention-speech-july-21-2016.jpg

 

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#PresidentTrumpHatesAmerica

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#PresidentTrumpHatesDemocracy

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#PresidentTrumpHatesAmerica’s

Constitution

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Image result for trump hates america

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Please watch:
EXCELLENT delivery of QUESTIONS that eloquently BREAKS THROUGH denial:
GOP,  American Businesses,  American CEOs,
Donors to re-elect Trump
Turn Blind Eye To Trump Rhetoric of HATE
and
are COMPLICIT to the president’s
wink-wink to WHITE SUPREMACY.

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 ” We will remember not the words of our enemies,

but the silence

of our friends”

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Obama:

Americans must not let racist views become normalized’

https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/1158453079035002881/photo/1

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Yes, please click on the links:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/we-are-african-americans-we-are-patriots-and-we-refuse-to-sit-idly-by/2019/07/26/c02ade6c-af16-11e9-8e77-03b30bc29f64_story.html?utm_term=.548f1ce0bce0
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/07/29/how-politicians-use-fear-cities-like-baltimore-stoke-white-resentment/?utm_term=.62d630e237fc

 

President Trump’s denunciations

of Baltimore as an uninhabitable city

are the latest in a string of disparaging attacks

on diverse, liberal enclaves

as violent, dirty and outside the mainstream

rhetoric that paints those areas of the country

as fundamentally less American than whiter,

more conservative strongholds.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/louder-and-more-hateful-big-city-leaders-say-trumps-attacks-on-baltimore-are-escalation-of-his-strategy-to-denigrate-diverse-liberal-areas/2019/07/28/45448ad0-b16a-11e9-951e-de024209545d_story.html?utm_term=.192fc2ee0d25
https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/editorial/bs-ed-0728-trump-baltimore-20190727-k6ac4yvnpvcczlaexdfglifada-story.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/07/28/trumps-america-basket-deplorables-is-overflowing/?utm_term=.f0e6d0c93eae

 

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A fraphic panel

Credit: Mr. Fish for Reveal

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“Develop a healthy fear of these people:

malignant narcissists”.

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Image result for american flag black and white upside down gif

Democracy

is not saved

by the virtues

of a single individual

but by the

composite character

of

*principled citizens

who uphold

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who act upon

the idea

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the radical hope

of the

United States of America.

 

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The

savior is us,

Americans!

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THE PREAMBLE TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’S CONSTITUTION:

We

the People of the United States,

in Order to form a more perfect Union,

establish Justice,

insure domestic Tranquility,
provide for the common defence,
promote the general Welfare,
and

secure the Blessings of Liberty

to ourselves and our Posterity,

do ordain

and

establish this Constitution

for

the United States of America.

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ACT.

ENGAGE.

NAME IT.

SPELL IT.

VOICE IT.

STEP UP.

STOP IT.

RESURGE.

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VOTE.

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The

savior is us,

Americans!

 

America’s savior is not President Trump.

WE ARE AMERICA.

ALL OF US!

 

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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert   Published on Jul 30, 2019    SPOT ON!

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I do not do employ the ubiquitous social media platforms:
no Facebook/ no Instagram/ no Twitter account.
I only publish on the platforms of WordPress + MnARTISTS.org
My choice is to uphold my privacy
and
for the privacy of my over 24K viewers WordPress viewers.
  I created the hashtags today, 29 July 2019, to use the parlance of President Trump.
This entry has been viewed by multitudes since it was published.
If you have a Twitter account and would like to use my hashtags, 
please move it forward and please source it back to this entry.
Thank you.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANEST: FORYOUTRUTHISMYWING                                           Catherine L. Johnson 2010

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http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/nest-foryoumytruthismywingforme-2010

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANEST: FORYOUMYGIFTISNOTHIDING                                 Catherine L. Johnson  2010

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http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/nest-foryoumygiftisnothidingforme-2010

 

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PLEASE CLICK TWICE ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE

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 My art is a dynamic experience

 a dance heralding all the senses.

My art needs an actual encounter to disclose/reveal its mystery, dance and whisper.

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The NEST pieces are a confluence of multiple levels
– echoing image/metaphor/lullaby/hymn of life.
The background color has the luminosity of the ethereal dawn.
The text reflects child speak,
a loss of language skills of a adult whose internal world is alive
and/or
a refugee/immigrant learning English
– all trying to communicate/connect to another.

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EMPATHY.

I SEE YOU.

DO YOU SEE ME?

 

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Over The Rainbow

DEDICATED TO MY MOTHER.
15 JANUARY 1997 WAS THE LAST DAY OF HER LIFE.
SHE LOVED  THE SONG “OVER THE RAINBOW”.
Joey Alexander (Solo In-Studio Performance)
From the NEST/HEART of a twelve year old boy

 

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REVIEW:

“The path to empathy”

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“Let’s sing a song of hope, understanding, acceptance.
Let’s welcome strangers, cherish the Earth, listen to others.
Let’s be thoughtful, generous, kind.
Let us protect each other, care for each other, love each other.
Let us be…”

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Written by Mary Abbe, Minneapolis Star Tribune’s esteemed art critic

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Published: New Year’s Day 2016
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/review-humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art-gallery-the-path-to-empathy-by-mpls-star-tribune-art-critic-mary-abbe-published-new-year-s-day-2016/

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FYI: THE LAST WEEK

HUMANLY POSSIBLE: THE EMPATHY EXHIBITION

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INSTINCT ART GALLERY

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Tuesdays- Saturdays: 12 Noon – 5 pm
 DUE TO DEMAND, INSTINCT WILL OFFER IN THE LAST WEEK:
 WED NIGHT/13 JAN (5-8 PM) – CALL FOR PRIVATE VIEWING
John Schuerman, Director/Curator
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BIZ_CARD_ICANFEEL_CATHERINELJOHNSON_2015

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/catherine-l-johnson-artist-catherine-l-johnson-interdisciplinary-artist-beauty-is-not-caused-it-is-emily-dickinson-my-art-pursues-the-beauty-of-realization-rather-than-perfect/

 

 

 

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HERHYMNS#6_FORGIVE_2013_CATHERINELJOHNSON_AHERHYMNS: FORGIVE I WILL GIVE                                           Catherine L. Johnson 2012

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Please click twice on the image to enlarge.

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HERHYMNS:

FORGIVE I WILL

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/what-the-wild-things-are/201511/cant-i-just-say-im-sorry-and-we-can-move

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*…Bo Forbes, a yoga therapist and psychologist, says,
“We all have samskaras, or patterns,
that lead us to behave in certain ways.
To learn from our experiences, we want to look at those patterns in detail.
Have you done this before?
What were the triggers?
The last step is looking at how you can move out of that pattern.
This brings up to real change.”
“Apology and atonement,” she says,
“are offered to the person we hurt, but they also help us grow.
Atonement brings real change.”

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My art is an experience.
The experience is an encounter.
The encounter is a revelation.
The revelation is an epiphany.
The epiphany is the sacred universality of our humanity.
Catherine L. Johnson / ARTIST

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HERHYMNS: FORGIVE I WILL

is featured in the

HUMANLY POSSIBLE: THE EMPATHY EXHIBITION

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INSTINCT ART GALLERY

21 NOVEMBER 2015 – 16 JANUARY 2016
Tuesdays- Saturdays: 12 Noon – 5 pm
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Thelonious Monk – Don’t Blame Me
live in denmark / 1966-04-17
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KshrtLXBdl8

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BIZ_CARD_ICANFEEL_CATHERINELJOHNSON_2015

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 PINETREEHOPE- originaltogiclee_2005_23x15_CATHERINELJOHNSONPINETREEHOPE- originaltogiclee_2005_23x15_CATHERINELJOHNSONPine Tree: HOPE                                                                    Catherine L. Johnson  2005 

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PLEASE CLICK TWICE ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE
PINE TREE: HOPE 2005 
is dynamic, changing/alternating in color/saturation
depending on the ambient/source of the light
and
the position of viewer in relation to the work.
Intimate. Revelatory. Evanescent. Epiphanic.

 

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O God, give us the serenity to accept what cannot be changed,
The courage to change what can be changed,
And the wisdom to know the one from the other

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Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971)
American theologian, ethicist, public intellectual,
commentator on politics and public affairs, and professor.

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SERENITY/ COURAGE TO CHANGE / PRAYER

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God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.

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xen·o·pho·bi·a
ˌzenəˈfōbēə,ˌzēnəˈfōbēə/
noun:

xenophobia

1.) intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries.

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Americans have the moral courage to challenge xenophobia.
Americans have the wisdom to change the practice of xenophobia.

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We are Americans.

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Our fundamental values does not uphold/tolerate hate or fear.
America does not teach hate or fear.
Or, do we?
Americans protects the value of human dignity and equal rights for all.
Americans cherishes our legacy as a country that was created
by refugees and immigrants.
Or, do we?

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America was/is an innovation

-an ongoing experiment/improvisation of freedom.

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https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/50/67/98/506798af133694a4d3c295ff49695f25.jpg

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Americans was/is a testament of hope as a concept and hope as an action,
a truth and an offering of light over darkness.
Remember, Americans, about what defines America?

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America is HOPE,

a harbor of HOPE and is the light of HOPE.

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https://i0.wp.com/oddman-out.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/plaque.png

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 Pine Tree: HOPE 2005 

http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/pine-tree-hope-2005
will be shown in HUMANLY POSSIBLE: THE EMPATHY EXHIBITION.

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INSTINCT ART GALLERY

HUMANLY POSSIBLE: THE EMPATHY EXHIBITION

OPENS 21 NOVEMBER 2015 –  CLOSES 16 JANUARY 2016
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Music/art are universal balms/emollients, a solace for wounded souls
– and unifies one with all.

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I offer you the halcyon of John Coltrane’s PEACE ON EARTH:
John Coltrane – soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet, percussion
Alice Coltrane – piano
Pharaoh Sanders – alto and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet, percussion
Jimmy Garrison – bass
Rashied Ali – drums
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqyznfmsPukX
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/peace-on-earth-john-coltrane-live-in-japan-1966-2508-japan-meditatations-catherine-l-johnson-2011/

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BIZ_CARD_ICANFEEL_CATHERINELJOHNSON_2015

 

 

 

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE