This has been a year where I haven't done as many "Live" solo and band gigs. After nearly 30 years there has been a natural slowing down. With the band rehearsing and churning out CD's it seemed natural to book and tour like crazy. There are moments when I miss it immensely. Many of my friends and bandmates are still in the game and I get pangs of wanting to get back in. My truth at the moment is that I love sharing songwriting with others as a teaching artist. Every day is incredibly rewarding and I feel I'm doing important work helping to spark creativity through the language of music and video. With each song and lyric written, I'm reminded of why it's been my life work. The hours are great as well. So for the foreseeable future, I will continue along this path, but don't be surprised if you see some more "Live" gigs pop up on my calendar. There's something to to be said for the phrase "Absence makes the heart grow fonder."