12 November 2019

Walking. Treadmill. Core work.
Don’t Play That Song – Aretha Franklin
Mae Frances – Sweet Honey in the Rock
Morning Has Broken – Cat Stevens
Who’s Gonna Stand Up – Neil Young
Dance with My Father – Nuttin’ But Stringz
Sometimes a Prayer Will Do – Celtic Woman
Brown Eyed Handsome Man – Chuck Berry
Only When You’re Close – Zendaya
Here’s a Health to the Company – The Chieftains
Live Forever – The Highwaymen
Hands – Various Artists
Ooh Child – The Five Stairsteps
Slow Down – Keb’ Mo’
Hobo’s Lullaby – Joan Baez
The Butlers of Glen Avenue – Lunasa
Thinking of You – Loggins & Messina

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11 November 2019

Walking. Treadmill.
Walking with Henrik.
Core work and strength work with NK Body Philosophy.
All the Fine Young Men – Eric Bogle
No Man’s Land – Peter, Paul & Mary
Christmas in the Trenches – John McCutcheon
1916 – Motorhead
The Band Played Waltzing Matilda – The Pogues
Harry Patch (In Memory Of) – Radiohead
Paschendale – Iron Maiden
On Battleship Hill – PJ Harvey
Pipes of Peace – Paul McCartney
Soldiers – Julia Turner
Keep the Home Fires Burning – Steven Isserlis & Connie Shih
Some Mother’s Son – The Kinks
Going Home – Randy Newman
One – Metallica
Poppy Day – Siouxsie and the Banshees
Canticle of the Turning – Princeton Seminary Choir

 

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10 November 2019

Walking. Chelsea. Sometimes with Henrik.
Dreamscapes: Canyon People – R. Carlos Nakai
So Far Away – Carole King
Daniel and the Sacred Harp – The Band
In da Club – 50 Cent
Touch – Sarah McLachlan
Steelers football

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9 November 2019

Walking. Chelsea. Sometimes with Henrik.
Lean on Me – Bill Withers
I Am the Walrus – The Beatles
There’s No You – Louis Armstrong and Oscar Peterson
I’m Ready – Tracy Chapman
Sister – Indigo Girls
Pyramid – Spyro Gyra
Keisha Complex – Shea Diamond
These Walls – Kendrick Lamar
Find Your Way – Adina Nyree
Time to Go – Black 47
Another Brick in the Wall – Agua Clara
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue – Bob Dylan
Love You Forever – Zendaya
Fight the Power – Public Enemy

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8 November 2019

Walking. Chelsea with Henrik
Walking. Morningside Gardens with Boxster.
Walking. Times Square, 9/11 Memorial, Bowling Green Park, Battery Park with Bethany and Julia.
Walking. Staten Island with Melodee.
Walking. Over 20,000 steps.
Following the North Star – Rhiannon Giddens
Heartland – Eric Bogle
String Quartet No. 1: I Allegro – George Walker, Son Sonora String Quartet
Song of Bangladesh – Joan Baez
Buskers – Vedran Smailovic & Tommy Sands
Lemme Get That – Rihanna
Hope – David LaMotte
I’m on My Way to Freedom Land – Sweet Honey in the Rock
Thing Called Love – Bonnie Raitt
Something to Talk About – Bonnie Raitt
Not the Only One – Bonnie Raitt
Dimming of the Day – Bonnie Raitt
Silver Lining – Bonnie Raitt
I Me Mine – The Beatles
May There Be Peace – Joanne Shenandoah
Dance to the Music – Sly & The Family Stone
I Shall Be Released – Bobby McFerrin

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7 November 2019

Walking. Morningside Gardens.
Both Sides Now – Joni  Mitchell
Coyote – Joni Mitchell
Night of the Iguana – Joni Mitchell
At Last – Joni Mitchell
Talk to Me – Joni Mitchell
The Circle Game – Joni Mitchell
Sala Keba – Papa Wemba
The Shape I’m In – The Band
You’ll Have to Swing It – Ella Fitzgerald
Pole Mze – Miriam Makeba
Delincuente – Farruko, Anuel AA & Kendo Kaponi
Soldiers of Destiny – Frances Black
If I Had a Hammer – Nanci Griffith
What Makes a Man – Telly Leung
Respect – Otis Redding
Koulandian – Keletigui Diabate
Following the North Star – Rhiannon Giddons

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Stop the execution of Rodney Reed

This is urgent. On November 20th, Texas is scheduled to execute Rodney Reed for the rape and murder of Stacey Stites. Horrible crimes. Crimes that Rodney Reed most likely did not commit.

Mountains of evidence exonerates Rodney Reed. All of that evidence was kept from the all white jury that convicted him. Instead, the evidence implicates the victim’s fiancé – local police officer Jimmy Fennell – who has a history of violence against women, including being convicted for kidnapping and sexual assault soon after Rodney was wrongly sent to prison.

Governor Greg Abbott has stopped an execution before. He can again. A huge public uproar right now could force Abbott to free Rodney Reed and stop this execution. Sign the petition today!

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Gov. Abbott should stop this execution because a significant amount of evidence points to Rodney Reed’s innocence. Executions are irreversible. There can be no do-overs. The lack of absolute certainty (which exists in many cases) should give significant pause before the state carries out this or any execution.

Let’s suppose, just suppose that Rodney Reed committed these crimes. That seems highly unlikely, but let’s suppose. Sound reasons still exist for halting this and every execution:
Executing people to keep people from committing crimes has proven ineffectual.
Execution lowers us to the level of those who kill.
The violence of an execution feeds violence.
Thou shall not kill.

We are better than this.

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