Much to my own amazement, I have been having a difficult time writing about anything outside the two major issues I have been working on.
The other project occupying my mind is a presentation I hope to do in the fall about addictions and treatment. Right now I am in the research and brainstorming stage about how deep I want to go and what needs to be set aside for lack of time. I will probably start blogging some of it here in the next month or so if I can keep the sorting going.
I continue to play lots of music with lots of practicing. I have started working out again (Yay!!!) and have lost weight to the tune of about 5% since May 1. (Double YAY!!!) As usual my photography has declined from what it was while in Alabama for the winter, although I hope to get some time out in the "wilds".
Other stuff- like working, since after all I am only "semi-retired" still- has also been involving my life and time. In short, I'm having fun. I have had a difficult time writing and reflecting on what is happening politically. Even after my winter series of posts on The Dark Night and Bonhoeffer, I am still facing difficulty in putting my thoughts into words. I am generally feeling very discouraged by all sides in the current political nightmare we are facing. Maybe one of these days I will take some time to write. But I guess I'm still not ready. It is just too painful.
I am hoping to get back on track here soon. Videos, reflections, memories, etc. are still around. Need to get back to them.
To close out, here is a video from the Shell Lake Arts Center Adult Big Band Workshop from a couple weekends ago. It contains my 12-bar solo, so I must post it!