Tag Archives: strength

26 January 2019

Gym at the Shire. Treadmill. Flexibity. Mobility. Strength. With NK Body Philosphy. Stretching.

Glory of Love – Otis Redding
When I Grow Up – John McCutcheon
All Night – Beyonce
Doctor John Hart – The Chieftains
Marry Me – Nina Simone
49 Bye-Byes – Crosby, Stills & Nash
The L Word – Earth, Wind & Fire
Tip Toe Home / Paddy Kelly’s – Cherish the Ladies
Whiskey Trail – Los Lobos
Open Arms – Tracy Chapman
Good Day Sunshine – The Beatles
You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry
Behind the Mask – Fleedwood Mac
Canzone Dall Fine del Mondo – Modena City Ramblers
Into the Mystic – Van Morrison
Ball of Confusion – The Temptations


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21 January 2019

Gym at the Shire. Treadmill. Mobility and strength training with NK Body Philosophy.

Yesterday – Eva Cassidy
Marie – Louis Armstrong
40 Shades of Blue – Black 47
Springtime Laughter – Spyro Gyra
Jenny, Jenny – Little Richard
Blinded by the Light – Bruce Springsteen
Helpless – Hamilton Original Broadway Cast
Tonight the Heartache’s on Me – Dixie Chicks
Sawale – Kotoja
Ain’t It Heavy – Melissa Etheridge
Granuaile’s Dance – Celtic Woman
Bound for California – James Galway
Someday – Los Lobos
Go Down, Moses – Paul Robeson

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18 January 2019

Walking. Morningside Gardens. Mobility and strength work with NK Body Philosphy. Stretching.

Look! Look! The Sun Woke! – Sweet Honey in the Rock
Get Up and Go – Tom Paxton
Just Another Lonely Night – Earth, Wind & Fire
Love’s a Hard Game to Play – Stevie Nicks
I Could Have Danced All Night – My Fair Lady
Ocarina – Agua Clara
Power Failure – Procal Harum
Ragland Road – Tommy Sands
Dancing Feathers – Brule
The Rebel Jesus – Jackson Browne
My Sweetie Went Away – Bessie Smith
Salty Dog – Flogging Molly
Santiago A Sevilla – Paperboys
Cheyenne Honor Song – Fire Crow
Scallowa Lasses – New Potatoes
Call Me – Aretha Franklin

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You are beloved

If remembered, relived violation
battered and bruised you this day;

if unexamined privilege
and barely restrained belligerence
pierced your heart,
assailed your soul,
distressed your mind,
sapped your strength;
as day ends,
you are not alone
you are stronger than you imagine,
you are believed,
you are beloved.
27 September 2018
Manhattan, New York

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Workout 16 March 2018

IMG-7027After a week away and a few days off due to laziness, I returned to the gym today.

I spent thirty minutes on the treadmill and did some core work.

Then I did an arms and legs workout with NK Body Philosophy. At some point during the evening ahead, I will stretch to March Madness.

Hopefully this marks the beginning of a routine.

Now if I could just do something to restrain my eating …

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A moment comes

A moment comes
in the journey of every hobbit,
perhaps as the hobbit goes there
or maybe on the way back again
when the journey reaches a critical moment
and the hobbit encounters a choice
of where to go
or how to proceed
or both.

Often in such moments,
something or someone
external factors,
a council,
a fellowship,
a friend,
a wizard
shows the way,
points the direction if,


if the hobbit has wisdom and grace
courage and strength
faith and hope
to listen
to hear
and to choose.

12 October 2015
Manhattan, New York


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Still shines

Never easy, love Love
strains us,
stresses us,
stretches us,
wounds us,
cracks us,
breaks us,
chastens us,
challenges us,
shatters us,
yet in it all
and through it all,
still love shines.

11 March 2014
Manhattan, New York

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