Having been walking and hiking for exercise since 1990 I have these observations. When I go alone I always have a walkman . I have over 75 cassetes recorded thru the years. Rock music, jazz, soundtracks... a nice mix .Just need that music to go. I notice others have a walkman, ipod or headphones. Some walk their dog. When I am with someone or a group I enjoy the conversation. A feeling I don't like is out on the trail and the batteries go dead! Oh no! Tried a cd player, but too many skips.
The Cubs may be headed for another disappointing playoff season. Clayton Kershaw performance reminds me of Orel Hershiser and the 1988 Dodgers team. His relief stint and 1-0 win.