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May 13, 2018
50 pounds lighter (since Christmas)
42 more to go!
April 16, 2018
as of today, halfway to my weight loss goal
46 lbs down, 46 more to go
don't try so hard
enjoy the outdoors
save 10% from each job
take care of home and family
support Dad and his caregivers
mine great melodies from all genres
sleep in my own bed whenever possible
exploit all opportunities to write new music
walk Scout every day, no matter the weather
practice intermittent fasting and portion control
scale back on touring and increase northwest jobs
take full advantage of health care while it’s available
schedule consecutive rejuvenation days every month
begin transition from touring artist to local composer
61,117 miles traveled
342 new friends and subscribers
234 musicians hired
141 performances on tour
46 college and high school workshops
39 sold-out shows
24 feature articles and reviews
19 collaborations with vocalists
17 television and radio broadcasts
14 youth and family concerts
12 bottles of valve oil
9 big band appearances
3 flugelhorn summits
2 new compositions
1 golden ear
The year of community.
Put down roots. Carve out a niche. Make new friends. Be a good neighbor.
Cultivate relationships close to home. Favor work within the region.
Learn the local ways. Meet the leadership and form alliances.
Age gracefully. Identify elder role models and study how they live.
Embrace the current stage of life while preparing for the next.
Get over the past. Celebrate the present. Practice gratitude.
Develop and maintain good, sustainable health and fitness habits.
Go outdoors. Keep moving! Walk, swim, ride. Play with Scout.
Drink water. Eat vegetables. Take naps. Pace yourself.
Stay in touch with family and friends.
Keep home and horn in good repair.
Tell people you love them.
Make better music.
33,000+ miles traveled
917 new subscribers
216 musicians hired
114 performances on tour
51 sold-out shows
47 radio stations playing Jazz Noir
34 college and high school workshops
27 feature articles and reviews
17 youth and family concerts
13 collaborations with vocalists
12 CD release celebrations
9 TV and radio appearances
6 bottles of valve oil
5 tributes to jazz legends
3 new compositions
1 perfect road dog
Scout's big haul: a new collar, purple bandana, elk antler and toy dragon from me and Sass,
and a bright orange reflective rain vest from Rocket, Peaches and Jasper.
Happy Birthday, Scout!
Big thanks to Sherri R. for making this awesome new beanie for my giant noggin,
and to California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia for the autographed books of poetry.
So thrilled...and it's not even my birthday!