Your Soul Food for the week of Cesar Chavez Day 2020: Heartwarming Music, How to Citizen & Valuing Nature

This week:

Honoring Cesar Chavez:

“Chavez left a legacy as an educator, environmentalist, and a civil rights leader. And his cause lives on. As farm workers and laborers across America continue to struggle for fair treatment and fair wages, we find strength in what Cesar Chavez accomplished so many years ago.
And we should honor him for what he’s taught us about making America a stronger, more just, and more prosperous nation.
That’s why I support the call to make Cesar Chavez’s birthday a national holiday.
It’s time to recognize the contributions of this American icon to the ongoing efforts to perfect our union.”
-Barak Obama

Heartwarming Music!

“Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other,
because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul,
on which they mightily fasten, imparting grace, and making the soul of him who is rightly educated graceful”
– Socrates

Looking forward…
We all know Andrea Bocelli
But do we know his son and granddaughter as they continue a culture of generations of musical excellence?
This is the promise and potential of the passing  on the family legacy for the future!
The joy in Andrea’s granddaughter’s Virginia’s face is worth it just by itself!
Time To Say Goodbye – YouTube

Looking back…
Mbube (Wimoweh)
Soloman Linda 1939
You all know the commercialized version of this song.
Here is the pure original and sadly the originators did not get compensated for the mega block buster we have all come to know and love ☹
Solomon Linda&The Evening ( The First Version ) – Mbube – YouTube

Works By Thomas Edison, Kermit The Frog Inducted Into Library Of Congress:

What do Janet Jackson, Ira Glass, Kermit the Frog, Nas and Louis Armstrong have in common? These musicians, interviewers, and frogs are behind songs and other recordings to be inducted into the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress announced the 25 titles picked this year are considered “audio treasures worthy of preservation” based on their cultural, historical, or aesthetic importance to the nation’s heritage.
Recordings Selected For Preservation : NPR

How To Citizen with Baratunde Thurston- Ted Radio Hour

It has been a year of thinking how our actions affect our neighbors, a year of realizing that many of our systems do little for the most vulnerable among us and here in the U.S., a year when the population further splintered over what it means to be an American.
And so how do we talk about all this stuff without alienating each other?
How do we move forward collectively?
And what is our civic duty in the 21st century?
These are big questions, well addressed in this episode of the Ted Radio Hour.
Baratunde Thurston: How To Citizen : NPR

Encouraging Collaboration Early On Can Lead To More Helpful Children Later:

In many cultures around the world, parents don’t need chore charts or allowances for kids to pitch in around the house. A new study shows how parents in these cultures teach children to be helpful. “The more you ask a child to cooperate, the more they start to preempt what’s needed and then the less you need to be telling them what to do.”

Encouraging Collaboration Early On Can Lead To More Helpful Children Later : NPR

Valuing Nature-

Celebration of World Water Day 2021 – Valuing Water: On 22 March, 2021, World Water Day was celebrated in an online event. The World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the global water crisis, and a core focus of the observance is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

The theme of World Water Day 2021 is valuing water. The value of water is about much more than its price – water has enormous and complex value for our households, food, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment. If we overlook any of these values, we risk mismanaging this finite, irreplaceable resource. SDG 6 is to ensure water and sanitation for all. Without a comprehensive understanding of water’s true, multidimensional value, we will be unable to safeguard this critical resource for the benefit of everyone.

Celebration of World Water Day 2021 – Valuing Water | UN-Water

These Birds Flock in Mesmerizing Swarms of Thousands—But Why is Still a Mystery:

These birds flock in mesmerizing swarms of thousands—but why is still a mystery. (

Some Crazy Cute Animal Pics!

(20+) Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards | Facebook

Thanks this week go to NPR Radio, The San Diego Children’s Choir, Bob C, Dan L, and Alan D for teaching me the power and wonder of murmuration!

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– John Harrigan

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