We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Readers know that we believe that jumping is an excellent and intense cardio-calisthenic for general athleticism. All I can do is singles and running jumps, doubt I will ever be able to do double-unders.
Anyway, my tech-oriented trainer introduced me to this cool thing last week: A rope which miraculously displays the count in the air in front of you with LED, and also sends the count to your smart phone.
Cool exercise toy. It's a heavy rope (as contrasted with light and medium-weight ropes), so it is extremely fatiguing for me. But that's the point - brief with high intensity.