100 Year Picnic On New Year's Eve
Mother Lode

Well, I know next to nothing about numerology, but I do know that this year goes to eleven (2 + 0 + 0 + 9 = 11).  And that can't be a bad thing.

So long 2008.  It was nice while it lasted.  Well, bits of it.  Somewhere around this time last year, I posted my highest Yahtzee! score ever (549) and subsequently predicted a GREAT year.  

There were some great moments in 2008, one of which was the release of Tales Of A Modern Splash.  A songwriter friend of mine recently told me the album sounded like a realized dream.  What a nice compliment but also a wonderful insight, because that is what each record is, the realization of a dream.  And this is one we are really happy with. 

Despite ridiculous gas prices and a crashing stock market, we managed to have lots of fun with friends and family, with some great parties and also a jump on some brand new music we can't wait for you to hear.

Am I glad to move on to 2009?  Sure.  It seems like 08 was a tricky year for just about everyone in one way or another.  Besides the rickety economy, we personally had an interesting medical year and a trying year as parents.  Nothing disastrous though, and we are pulling through the storm.  Jr. High is just a wicked age. Basically, I think the kids are discovering that it sucks to grow up.  The other day my wife so eloquently pointed out that we spent too much time in 2008 feeling sorry for ourselves.  That won't happen this year.  

I recently ran across the blog of a successful singer-songwriter, Christine Kane, who also leads creative retreats for women.  She started doing this "Word Of The Year" thing as an alternative to the soon-to-be broken New Year's Resolution.  I like this idea.  My word for 2009 is GIVE.  


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