Tag Archives: North East Maryland

20 January 2023

Helping Eric and Essie move. North East, Maryland.
Soul Run – Tanika Charles
Pretty Girl – f(x)
Piper to the End – Mark Knopfler
Raise You Up / Just Be – Kinky Boots
Never Know – Angelique Kidjo
Kamalani O Keaukaha – Rocky Brown
I Am Here – Come from Away
Somewhere along the Line – Billy Joel
The Pearl – Emmylou Harris
Blow up the Moon – Blues Traveler
Top Hat Bar and Grille – Jim Croce
After All – Jennifer Chung
I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm – Della Reese
Alabama – John Coltrane
Foot Race – Bryan L. Miller


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19 January 2023

Taking things to the garage for Eric and Essie’s move.
Taking recycling and garbage to the appropriate location.
North East, Maryland.
Dolly Parton’s birthday. All songs by Dolly except as otherwise noted.
When Life Is Good Again
Coat of Many Colors
I Will Always Love You
Please Don’t Stop Loving Me – feat. Porter Wagoner
Love Is Like a Butterfly
The Bargain Store
Here You Come Again
Eagle When She Flies
It’s All Wrong, But It’s all Right
I really Got the Feeling
You’re the Only One
Starting over Again
|Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle
9 to 5
But You Know I Love You
Tennessee Homesick Blues
Islands in the Stream – feat. Kenny Rogers
Why’d You Come in Here Lookin’ Like That
After the Gold Rush – with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris

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18 January 2023

Walking. 5K. Lucy in the stroller. North East.
Never Met a Man Like Yo – Layla Zoe
Wise Man – Uriah Heep
Madman Across the Water – Elton John
The Harvest Home Suite: Autumn – Jay Unger
Love Blues – Keb’ Mo’
Join the Boys – Joan Armatrading
MEDICINE – Shawn Wasabi, feat. Tia Socla
Baby-Baby-Baby – TLC
Chesapeake Moon – Robbin Thompson
Jazz – A Tribe Called Quest
Cotton Fields – Credence Clearwater Revival
Modern Times – Al Stewart

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A whimsical prayer after a long walk

Gracious God, I thank you.

I thank you that I was able to take

a long walk today, pushing Lucy in her stroller.

I thank you that we could walk in safety.

I thank you for all the many times Lucy

turned around to look at me

and say “Hiiiii” in a loud voice.

I pray that every grandchild and grandparent

might have the opportunity to take such walks

or engage in other activities freely and safely.

May that day soon come.

Oh, and God, I could use a hand

with some aching muscles.

You know which ones they are.


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15 January 2023

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday.
North East, Maryland.
Walking to recycle and with Bentley.
Happy Birthday – Stevie Wonder
By the Time I Get to Phoenix – Public Enemy
Take My Hand, Precious Lord – Mahalia Jackson
Proud to Be Black – Run DMC
One – India.Arie
Wake Up – Rage against the Machine
Ballad of Martin Luther King – Pete Seeger, Brother Kirk & The Sesame Street Kids
Letter to the King – The Game, feat. Nas
Pride – U2
Letter to Dr. Martin Luther King – Sweet Honey in the Rock
Glory – Common & John Legend
Abraham, Martin and John – Harry Belafonte
Why? – Nina Simone

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14 January 2023

On the road. Grove City start. North East finish.
Singing for Our Lives – Holly Near
The First Cut Is the Deepest – Cat Stevens
Song to a Refugee – Diana Jones
As I Went Out One Morning – Bob Dylan
Master Blaster – Stevie Wonder
Tell Me Why – Pat Benetar
Goodbye – Tracy Chapman
Arthur McBride – Paul Brady
Almost Home – mxmtoon
The Wizard – Uriah Heep
Manzanar – Tom Paxton & Annie Hills
The Cisco Kid – War
Coyote Dance – Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble
Ramble Tamble – Credence Clearwater Revival
Buddhist Chant – Kazumasa Yoshioka
That’s the Hawaiian in Me – Various Artists

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AdventWord 2022 – December 16 – #traveler

I traveled to my son and daughter-in-love’s home to see my granddaughter.

There I, the traveler, enjoyed coffee in a cup celebrating another traveler.

In person.

In our mind.

In our heart.

In our soul.

In solidarity with a fictional character (or is he?).

Travel comes in many forms.

And in every form, those who make the journey are travelers.

And in some cases, coffee makes it better.

Photo: 2 April 2022, North East, Maryland

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2 September 2022

Walking. Jogging. Couch 2 5K. North East, Maryland. Stretching. Eric & Essie’s apartment.
Asimbonanga – Johnny Clegg & Savuka
How I Saved Roosevelt – Assassins
Turlough’s – Kila
I Am Looking – david m. bailey
Ea, Hudios – Victor Jara
Angel – Pure Prairie League
Broken Mirrors – Ruby Ibarra
Doctor’s Orders – Aretha Franklin & Luther Vandross
Take the “A” Train – Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
Whitey on the Moon – Gil Scott-Heron
Wichita Lineman – Glen Campbell
All My Loving – The Beatles
Isano Sami Sentombi – Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Curious – Hayley Kyoko
Farewell to the Old Me – Dar Williams
Rest in Power – Black Thought

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30 August 2022

Walking. North East, Maryland. Stretching. Eric & Essie’s apartment.
Fred Hampton murder.
Dear Daddy – Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr.
Panther – The Last Poets
Mississippi Goddam – Nina Simone
Fight for You – H.E.R.
Oakland Stroke – Tower of Power
Everyday People – Sly & The Family Stone
Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud – James Brown
Oakland – Too Short
Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair – Lauryn Hill
Black Enough – Steel Pulse
Better Off Dead – Bill Withers
Home Is Where the Hatred Is – Gil Scott-Heron
Be Thankful for What You God – William DeVaughn
Fight the Power – Public Enemy
Africa Blues – Archie Shepp & Romulus Franceschini
Am I Black Enough for You – Billy Paul
2000 Blacks Got To Be Free – Fela Kuti feat. Roy Ayers
Panther Power – Paris
Black Man – Stevie Wonder
Panther Power – 2Pac
Be Real Black for Me – Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway
Inner City Blues – Marvin Gaye

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29 August 2022

Walking. Jogging. Couch 2 5K. North East, Maryland. Stretching. Eric & Essie’s apartment.
Hurricane Katrina.
Walking to New Orleans – Fats Domino
Shelter in the Rain – Irma Thomas
Cry for New Orleans – Various Artists
All Hands Together – Mika Nakashima
All These People – Harry Connick, Jr.
The River in Reverse – Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint
Where Were You? – Jackson Browne
Hell No, We Ain’t Alright – Public Enemy
City that Care Forgot – Dr. John
Wading Through – Terence Blanchard
Shelter in the Rain – Stevie Wonder
In New Orleans – Lead Belly
Going Back to New Orleans – Deacon John
I Hope – The Chicks
Ponchartrain – Vienna Teng
The Saints Are Coming – U2 & Green Day
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? – Louis Armstrong

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