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Free Thursday Evenings at ASI 3 PM – 8 PM American Swedish Institute 2600 Park Avenue South Free Explore the ASI galleries and the historic Turnblad Mansion with free admission beginning September 1. https://asimn.org. There will be live music on select Thursdays, starting with Scott Keever on Sept. 1st. Keever is an award-winning fingerstyle guitarist who combines an American roots sound with other far ranging styles. https://asimn.org/event/music-thursdays-at-asi-scott-keever Noojimo (She Heals) Through September 17 All My Relations Arts 1414 East Franklin Avenue Free Noojimo (She Heals) celebrates the importance of Aunties in Indigenous spaces. In many Indigenous communities, the Auntie serves as an extra parental role – one who provides mental, physical, and spiritual support to younger relatives. http://www.allmyrelationsarts.com/noojimo-she-heals/ Art Design by Alice Butts Through Our Eyes Festival September 9 – 18 Open Eye Theatre 506 East 24th Street Sliding scale, $20 - Free Open Eye welcomes Exposed Brick Theatre’s Through Our Eyes Festival, featuring the world premiere of two plays, Freeing Assata, by Sterling Miller, and A Love Story in 8 Scenes, by Siddeeqah Shabazz, along with a variety of workshops celebrating the power of storytelling. Both shows are directed by Simone Williams. https://www.openeyetheatre.org/through-our-eyes-festival East Phillips Improvement Coalition Community Permaculture Trainings September 9th, 10th, 12th, 15th, 17th, 19th, 22nd, 24th, 26th, 29th 4 PM - 8 PM East Phillips Park Cultural & Community Center, 2307 17th Avenue South OR East Phillips 17th Avenue Community Garden, 2428 17th Avenue South Free Permaculture promotes the best ways we can mimic nature to live in balance with the earth and not against it. It supports no-waste, holistic living while acknowledging community values. This is an introduction to permaculture and how it [...]

TODAY MY HEART IS HEAVY

By BARB TILSEN May 25, 2022 Today my heart is heavy Whenever the news arrives of children dying The six year old found in the trunk of a car Shot by his mother While that story is still freshly told the News brings yet more details of the shooting yesterday with the horror of deja vu Nineteen children in Texas 2nd graders 3rd graders 4th graders Beautiful and precious Murdered By an 18 year old With an assault rifle he bought On his birthday Leaving his childhood behind In bloody footprints Bringing haunting memory Of another school shooting of our young children Carried in Sandy Hook’s river of tears Bringing the stark truth that lies at the center of our country’s stalemated inaction We are a nation that allows our children To be murdered It is our legacy It is our history The heartbreaking picture comes to the fore Large numbers of beloved Native children Stolen away to boarding school Portrait of the stolen lives In that sea of young faces The stolen promise The stolen land Building the wealth of our country We are a nation that murders its children With the facade of personal freedom When we allow laws Protecting the violence of the gun With more violence of the gun That make it easy, possible for the sick, the wounded the disturbed to arm themselves With weapons of war To use in the halls of learning Sacrificing The sacred promise of the child When will we ever learn When will we ever change And meet this reckoning with the courage and the will This moment requires Our wounded world requires Today my heart is heavy ©️2022 Barbara Tilsen

Dave’s Dumpster July ’22

Dave’s Dumpster July ’22

ADVENT CANDLE: PEACE

ADVENT CANDLE: PEACE

A POEM BY THOMAS R. SMITH Peace to the goose with the broken wing, eliciting     the maddening kindness of human beings, maddening     because inconsistently applied. Peace to the snapping turtle burrowed in the riverbottom     mud, frozen and sealed as if for Judgment Day. Peace to the queen bee in her hive, kept warm     at the center of a ball made of thousands of her     subjects, not all of whom will survive the winter. Peace to the bear in her leafy den, giving birth     in her sleep, as it seems that poets sometimes do,     astonished to awaken to the bright, hungry eyes     of the poem. Peace to the trees keeping their minds on heaven,     while holding fast the under-sky of roots and mycelia. Peace to the clouds, shielding the sun from the     glaring follies of humans below. Peace to all the fevered world with its rising     temperature and tides. Peace to the famished who have eaten the poisoned     bread of lies. Peace to the strangers to themselves, unable to abide     their own company. Peace to those from whom everything has been stripped,     who shiver in fear of the coming winter,     having never recovered from the last. Peace to those who live in dread of the picture     the puzzle pieces of dusk are assembling. Peace to those whom anger and shame keep awake     through the long night, fighting the reckoning     that collapses the day. Peace to the one who lights a single candle, hoping its heat     is enough to keep him alive while help is on its way. Peace to those who wait patiently and impatiently     for a new song to be born in the silence. [...]

Have You Heard the One About…

Have You Heard the  One About…

By Patrick Cabello Hansel A lawyer, a pastor and a saxophone player walked into”¦a cemetery? What”™s the punchline? You”™ll have to come to “QUITTING TIME at a Place of Endless Time,” on Saturday, September 18th at 4 pm at the historic Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery at East Lake Street and Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis. Patrick Cabello Hansel”™s 2nd book of poetry, “Quitting Time,” is an extended elegy to his father, Walter Hansel. It engages his history from his birth into a German-speaking home in rural North Dakota, through the Great Depression, World War II, and becoming a barber and raising a family in Austin, MN. Patrick retired in 2020 after serving with his wife Luisa for 15 years at St. Paul”™s Lutheran Church in Phillips. He is the author of the poetry collection “The Devouring Land,” and his work has been published in over 70 journals. Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, he has received awards from the Loft Literary Center and the Minnesota State Arts Board. At the event, Patrick will read with prize-winning poets Tim Nolan and Richard Terrill. There will be live music with Larry McDonough on keyboards and Richard Terrill on sax. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the program, and there will be an optional tour of the historic cemetery. Tim Nolan is a lawyer and the author of The Field (New Rivers Press, 2016), And Then (New Rivers Press, 2012) and The Sound of It (New Rivers Press, 2008). Richard Terrill is a sax player and the author of poetry collections What Falls Away is Always, Almost Dark and Leaning Into Rachmaninoff. You can enter the cemetery on the Cedar Avenue side. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket. We will try to keep you updated on COVID restrictions, but be prepared with a mask just in case. And if you”™re not vaccinated, please do so!

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