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Bicycling in the country, great way to spend Easter Sunday

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Nothing like a bit of nature to help you get your head together. I spent a couple of hours bicycling in the countryside outside Elgin, Texas and except for the sore muscles and sore tail, it was a very pleasant way to spend Easter Sunday.

Not that it was all that “natural.” I saw transmission power lines and a gravel pit, was passed by the occasional car or truck and could just hear traffic whizzing by on U.S. 290. Got chased by a few dogs. But I saw some gorgeous wildflowers andĀ could hear the birds, including a woodpecker tapping away. And best of all, I could hear myself think.

I’m still out of shape – living in the Sausage Capital of Texas for two years hasn’t helped my waistline – but I’m working on it. I love riding, though I am not and never have been “competitive.” I still enjoy it, exhausted as I may be. Riding downhill almost makes struggling uphill worth it. Dat breeze.

I didn’t find a good song for Easter this year (Here’s what I posted in 2010, in 2011, and here’s a Good Friday song by Fairouz you must hear if you never have), so I’ll leave you with this:

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Easter music from Lebanon, Malawi & USA

Hanging around the house, not being at church on Easter Sunday, I figured the least I could do is dig up some Easter music and I did find some good stuff. I think it’s interesting to hear the way people express the same theme in different parts of the world.


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‘Easter’ by Patti Smith

Just in case you’re tired of songs about the Easter Bunny…


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Good Friday hymn ‘Wa Habibi’

I should’ve posted this yesterday, but just now thought of it. It’s a Good Friday hymn sung by Lebanese singer Fairouz. I love her voice.


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