Hello friends! Happy New Year!
It's been an interesting one here. For those of you I haven't seen
in a while: my father had heart surgery this spring (to replace a bad
valve), has recovered nicely. We finally settled my grandfather's
estate, selling his house; an emotional burden resolved, and a financial
resolution we needed (my father having been unable to work for a while,
due to the surgery and the condition that necessitiated it). I felt 50
pounds lighter the day after we settled on that house.
This year I traveled to San Francisco for the AOBTA convention;
Chicago for the 20th anniversay tournment for the Seido Karate branch
there; and Osaka to see my friends Robin and Eric and, well, it's Japan,
enough said! I'm now scheming if I might be able to get back to Japan
for a longer stay.
With all the energy going into the family stuff, my shiatsu
practice has been slow to start, but it is getting moving. (That website
again, www.EarthTouchShiatsu.com...tell your friend with the stiff neck or
the aching back...)
My music seems to be picking up some momentum, too. For those of
you local, I'll be playing the first and third Wednesdays of the next
few months at Leadbetters' in Fell's Point (selected Baltimore
Magazine's "Best Dive Bar" 2005) from 4-8pm. I'm also looking at finally
getting off my butt and recording a CD of my originals.