Exercise Totals – 2108

The total number of sessions : 000301 
The total number of minutes : 014046 

The total number of sessions –  tennis: 000023
The total number of minutes –  tennis: 002310

The total number of sessions – spinning: 000035
The total number of minutes – spinning: 001730

The total number of sessions – strength: 000078
The total number of minutes – strength: 002735

The total number of sessions – running: 000165
The total number of minutes – running: 007271
The total number of miles     – running: 000663

The total number of sessions – rowing: 000000
The total number of minutes – rowing: 000000
The total number of meters     – rowing: 000000


Bartlett Tree Experts

The guy from Bartlett Tree Experts come  out and told us a lot of good information about our trees and shrubs.  Below is summary of what he had to say.

He said the large, smooth barked trees in the backyard are American Beeches. The other big ones are Tulip Poplars. He said both are very sturdy and usually have very few problems. He saw nothing nothing wrong with ours.

He said our Hemlock out front is dying. They really should not be grown around here,  not  native. Too hot. Will only live 20 to 3o years. Once green dies it will not  grow back.

As for the japanese hollies (?) out front next to the house. Said we  could cutout branches to allow light inside. Then leaves will grow again on the inside.

He gave us a few things that we should look out for.

  • The black spot with the liquid pouring down on one of them is a virus. Said it is not a problem. Often happens when there is a lot of rain.
  • Cavities of only a few inches are not a problem.
  • When the wind blows hard, the trunk should move very little. If it does, it is a  sign it could fall.
  • Another bad sign is if the soil around the tree becomes  uneven.
  • Watering coming down the side – “Splunge” (?)-    not a problem.
  • Roots visible from the ground are not a problem.

Piano Practice Statistics – 2017

I practiced 183 times for a total of 103 hours.


Reading Statistics – 2017

I read 30 books during the year.


Excercise Statistics – 2017

I  worked out 311 times for a total of 237 hours. I played tennis 29 times. I went to cycle class 16 times. Lifted weights 97 times. I ran 168 times and went 654 miles.


Sing Out! – Broadside Magazine


Check them out here.

Broadside #6


Sing-Out! was an important publication in the 60’s. It was a primitive, homemade-looking magazine, consisting of only a few pages per issue. However, it is a wonderful document of the politics of the time and the role folk music played. Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs and many, many others contributed. Blowin’ in the Wind is featured in Issue #6.

Really enjoyable to read all these years later. Thanks to Sing Out! for making it available for free.