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4 July 2019

Happy Birthday to my sister Patty.
Walking. Morningside Gardens.
Mary’s Boy Child – Harry Belafonte
Do You Hear What I Hear – Ed Ames
The Sound of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel
I Dreamed a Dream – Les Miserables
Orinico Flow – Enya
To Each His Dulcinea – Man of La Mancha
Our House – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught – South Pacific
The Pony Man – Gordon Lightfoot
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – Joan Baez
Let the River Run – Carly Simon
Boris the Spider – The Who
American Pie – Don McLean
Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
Oh, What a Beautiful Morning – Alfred Drake
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John
Fields of Gold – Eva Cassidy


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2 July 2019

Happy Birthday, to my brother Paul.
Walking. Morningside Gardens
Hello Muddah Hello Faddah
Seven Bridges Road – The Eagles
Nostradamus – Al Stewart
The Tears of a Clown – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
I Got a Name – Jim Croce
This Is the Time – Billy Joe
Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon
Day by Day – The Hooters
Fool’s Parade – Michael Stanley Band
Thunder Island – Jay Ferguson
Classical Gas – Mason Williams
Icarus – Kansas
Fishin’ in the Dark – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Toto – Africa
What Is Life – George Harrison
Desperado – Linda Ronstadt
Under Pressure – David Bowie & Queen

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27 March 2019

Early. Gym at the Shire. Treadmill. Stretching.
This playlist gives thanks for Sean and extends his birthday celebration.
Third Movement of the Violin Concerto by Aram Khatchaturian, arranged for flute – Sean Koenig
Hello Dolly – Hello Dolly
I’ve Decided to Marry You – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Marriage
Down on MacConnachy Square – Brigadoon
Seventy-Six Trombones – The Music Man
Yorktown – Hamilton
Wouldn’t It Be Loverly – My Fair Lady
We Dance – Once on This Island
For Good – Wicked
Sunrise, Sunset – Fiddler on the Roof
Raise You Up/Just Be – Kinky Boots
Eye of the Tiger – Survive

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A color I am thankful for


It should come as no surprise that purple is the color. Thanks to the saints of First Presbyterian Church of Whitestone for a purple birthday party.

Traci Smith, author of Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home has provided a gift of the November 2018 Gratitude Every Day calendar. I am using it as an opportuity to revisit photos and post them as they speak to gratitude.

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Purple flowers, Old Louisville #34


Seen on the birthday walk/jog.
22 July 2017
Louisville, Kentucky

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Birthday walk/jog 2017

Two years ago, I began the practice of walking/jogging on my birthday for one minute for every year of my age. It was a tad warm in Louisville today. And a wee bit humid. But I made it.

The weather:





See you along the Trail.


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The Until We Meet Again Tour – 22 July 2016 – birthday edition

The  Until We Meet Again Tour took an interesting turn on this birthday.

The plan had been to go to the office to do some more cleaning and packing for the move.

Yesterday afternoon, however, my colleagues in the organization Ecumenical Women found themselves without a facilitator for a retreat. Would I help them out, they asked. Of course I said yes. I thought I might go to Riverside Park for a bit after the retreat ended.

The retreat was held at 475 Riverside Drive, right around the corner from the Shire. It ended at 1:00 but conversation lasted until 4:30.

Walking back to the Shire, I realized how oppressive the heat was today, and may be the rest of the weekend.

I went to the gym around 6:00 as planned. After the workout, I decided I did not want to do the heat. I ordered dinner.

And then began watching The Lord of the Rings films. That’s usually a Christmas activity with Tricia and Eric, Sean passes, but we did not find time for it last Christmas.

With the city under a heat advisory most of the day tomorrow, this seemed like a moment when I might have time to watch all three. The Balrog just grabbed Gandalf. We’ll see where things end up.

And there was cake today as my colleagues celebrated my birthday, singing twice.

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See you along the Trail.


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