About six months ago I abandoned my blogging habit to focus upon some other things, such as summer vacation and sending our second son to college. At the time I was also finishing a semester-long sabbatical and the re-entry process was a bit more daunting than I had anticipated. As the calendar page has turned and there seems to be a natural punctuation mark in my life’s narrative, I have decided to get back into the habit of writing here on a more-or-less regular basis.
During my sabbatical leave of spring 2010 I posted some 60 odd entries to this blog, and the response generated was very gratifying to say the least. Many friends sent flattering comments about my writing, and I have been pleased to learn that some of my ideas resonated in helpful ways. Probably the most useful thing about this little writing habit of mine is that it provides a level of accountability for me with people who support my work.
So, in this first posting on the first day of a new year, please let me know if you have ideas about where you would like me to explore with my writing. At this point I expect to spend some time thinking more deeply about material from my Performing with Poise workshops. Also, I am always interested in exploring ways that musicians can build lives that are viable both artistically and financially.
Please leave comments here, by e-mail or connect with me through social media. I would love to hear from you so we can learn from each other.
All the best for 2011!