New Year 2020

The past year has marked several significant milestones, as I have chosen to retire from newspaper life to further my creative and personal passions in their own time and place. I had the honor of writing two obituaries of friends who touched my life profoundly, and also was touched by the passing of another close friend who was married to two other close friends. The days seem more vital than ever as I run on daily toward the 65th year of my humble existence on earth. The steps are sure, solid, strong, precise, nimble and true toward a destination that only exists in my heart and soul. The things I have learned are that music and love are the building blocks for peace and joy, and life is in the living. So peace and joy to all those who read this space, and hope you enjoy my personal celebration at the end of this amazing decade of perseverance: