Monthly Archives: February 2019

27 February 2019

About 6,000 steps. Limited by foot and work. No sound track. Better tomorrow.

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26 February 2019

10,000 steps.
No focused work.
Therefore no playlist.
Sore foot.
Wondering what is up.

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25 February 2019

Treadmill. Strength work with NK Body Philosopy. Stretching. Gym at the Shire.
Love Revolution – Lenny Kravitz
Three Miles Down – Gil Scott-Heron
Harriet Tubman/Steal Away – Kim & Reggie Harris
Freedome Road – The Blind Boys of Alabama
Complexion – Kendrick Lamar
A Love Supreme, Pt. 2: Resolution – John Coltrane
John Henry – Paul Robeson
The Love I Never Had – Mary J. Blige
Tutti Frutti – Little Richard
So – Tracy Chapman
I  Was Doing All Right – Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson
Set the Night to Music – Roberta Flack
A Song for Assata – Common

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After – Albuquerque 1996

1294519_10151934672121063_245716286_oAfter the prayers had been said
and the motions had been made;

after the rulings had been dispensed
and the speeches had been delivered;

after the instructions had been given
and the buttons had been pushed;

after the votes had been tallied
and the results announced;

after the passion
and the decent order;

after . . .
. . . the assembly sat in quiet contemplation,
pondering who had won
and who had lost,
considering what was gained
and what the cost.

My heart sundered the silence,
breaking, softly breaking,
for those, who by official action,
had been denied their full humanity,
and, whose gifts, but that same official action,
had been rejected.

A tear slid down my check,
coming to rest in tangled whiskers.
A single tear
shed for those beloved of God
who the vote would exclude
and for those
who out of fear
or prejudice
or lack of love
or for whatever reason
sought to shut doors –
and build walls –
and keep out –
and settle once and for all;
and in so doing
lost an opportunity
to join in
God’s amazing,
welcoming,
including,
affirming,
door-opening,
wall-smashing,
never-ending
love.

This was written after the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s 208th General Assembly (1996). That assembly met in Albuquerque, New Mexico and took action to recommend a change the church’s constitution that would ban LGBTQ individuals from serving in ordained offices. I attended that assembly as an observer. As the United Methodist Church meets to wrestle with similar questions, I remembered this piece and choose to share it. 

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24 February 2019

Did not do a specific time of exercise today. That means know playlist. Did move around enough to make it to 10,000 steps.

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23 February 2019

Walking. Morningside Gardens.
I Never Wanna Live Without You – Mary J. Blige
Joe Hill – Paul Roberson
Bring It on Home to Me – Sam Cooke
I Feel a Song – Gladys Knight & The Pips
Rocking Chair Blues — Ray Charles
String Quartet No. 2: II Allegro – Son Sonora String Quartet (written by George Walker
I Can’t Get Next to You – The Temptations
It Hurts Me To – Keb’ Mo’
Ring the Alarm – Beyonce
Quicksand – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Come Get to This – Marvin Gaye
The Space Program – A Tribe Called Quest
Take Me Where You God – Elmore James
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Forgive them Father – Lauryn Hill
Ebony Eyes – Stevie Wonder

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New shirt, new motto

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I picked up this shirt a few days ago.
It provides a motto for my speed.
It looks good on me.

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