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Might not be posting for awhile

Been away from the site for awhile, but might not return for a few more weeks. Obviously, the gig Calendar is moot (gee thanks, pandemic!). But I am suddenly facing a new (non-COVID) health challenge, about which you can read…

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Quiet Calendar not so quiet anymore!

Well, I’m done with surgery & radiation for breast cancer, and have overcome some pesky little challenges to get back in the saddle (or insert cliche of choice) again. Between next week and Christmas, at least eight gigs coming up--in…

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quiet calendar getting quieter

Some of you may know by now through Facebook, e-mail and CaringBridge that I have been diagnosed within the past two weeks with Grade 2 invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast, stage TBD. I go in for lumpectomy Wed. 9/23…

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catching you up from Mar. 2014

So much has happened between March 2014 and now I’ll have to give you the Readers’ Digest version to fill you in.

2014:

Apr--Went to Paris and Normandy for a CBA CLE trip

May--got a new car (Subaru Outback) and…

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March madness

No, not the NCAA kind. March meteorological madness. We had two days this week of temps hovering between 55-60F....but with shovelable snow in between. Snowing again tonight despite this aft. having been open-jacket weather. Then two days of sub-freezing (thank…

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F-f-f-f-february!!!!

Good grief, anyone else here as sick of winter 2014--a/k/a The Thing That Wouldn't Leave--as I am??? There's no escaping it, though I'm trying this weekend--at Folk Alliance in Kansas City, where it's 20 degrees warmer and there's no snow...at…

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December is dynamite!

Started out on Sun. Dec. 8, fresh from a triumphant closing Bar Show matinee, en route on the Eisenhower Expy. (the Ike) to the College of DuPage campus to be the finale of WDCB's Holiday Hoot.  Earlier in the day…

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A December to remember?

Sorry, it was a cheap rhyme for the taking, and somebody had to take it.  So much has happened since last I wrote:  we wrapped production on the third Andina & Rich CD "Chasing Lightning" (waiting for the other half…

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Tra la, it's May...I think...

Well, the calendar says it's May but hear near the lakefront (except for two teasingly hot days last week), the mercury says early March, or even February. I hear that with moisture and a projected low of 38 Sat. night…

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Happy February

"As the days begin to lengthen, the cold begins to strengthen"--Anonymous.

I wanna find Anonymous and beat him senseless with a snow shovel and jug of ice-melt. Or maybe smother him with my insulated winter coat, or choke him with…

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Happy holidays!!!

Merry ChrisFestHanuKwanDiwEid.......and Happy Tet in advance!

Been quite a year for me and Andina & Rich.  Because of scheduling snafus regarding my knee replacement surgery, we had a few significant gig-free periods that we put to great advantage in the…

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Thanksgiving already?!

Since last I checked in here, much has changed, but the most important and comforting things have remained constant.  I am once again on two feet--with my cane used mostly as either a prop or for hill-climbing. In fact, though…