Not fair to leave you (whoever you are) hanging!

I’m happy to report that my absence from posting the last 10 months has been due to an excess of excellent experiences with my wife.

In March we went to Death Valley for several days, simplified by flying to Vegas and renting a car.

At the end of August/beginning of September we hit Sitka & Juneau, AK for 6 nights each. Highly recommended, especially if you’re into the temperate rainforest vibe.

Then, in honor of our son’s 30th birthday, we took both of the ‘kids’ to a Paris B&B for two weeks and all got to know each other as adults.

The “Paris to Poughkeepsie” tour continued through Basking Ridge, NJ (jamming with old band mates) and Warwick, NY to the fabled Hudson River town of Poughkeepsie. That was home base for the out-of-town relatives attending a wedding across the river

Now I’m home & recovering from all the excitement.

Next: the cancer situation (not bad!)

P.S.: I do read comments, but am too paranoid to open the site to outside accounts. Keep those cards and letters coming!

Who, me?

Have I neglected my site?
I have.

Is anyone paying attention?
Who knows?

In case anyone actually does read this, I offer a brief report on 2018:

I got to celebrate my mom’s 90th birthday with all my sibs.

Not so great on the lung cancer front: This year brought metastases to both lungs and slow tumor growth that has me aiming to start chemo as late as possible, but before the cancer causes me any signifiant breathing problems (or ???). I’m hoping to make it through 2019 before firing the chemo starting gun, but anything unexpected could change that in a flash.

Musically, I’ve got a tune idea or two percolating, as well as stuff from two of my brothers that’s ripe for development.