It was a good year, it was a bad year

This year came in with my mother’s passing and Joe Biden getting inaugurated. There has been a lot of stuff going on. I resigned as co-host of mintCast, and picked up as solo host of Full Circle Weekly News. There has been a lot of tension and depression and crying …

And I have written 5 lyrics this year, 2 of them to original tunes. I know some people who can do that in a day or a week as a regular thing, but 1998 was the last year that I wrote more than one or two songs — In 1998 I wrote 16 songs, all or most of them to original music. I don’t remember a better year before that, and this has been the best year since then.

If you’d like to check out the lyrics of what I’ve done this year, the originals are “The Angels Never Came” and “Incomplete”, and the parodies were “Lucky Cat”, “Back In the Con Suite Again”, and the just-completed “Free Callin'”. I still have more than a month to go, wonder if I can make it six…

I also got to go to Larry Kirby’s in August and play for/with some of my friends, whom I haven’t seen for well over a year. One person brought a theramin, and I got to debut “Lucky Cat” with it sounding so much like the original it was awesome. There may be a recording of that, but probably not good fidelity.

In other news, we got Suzanne a better car, a 2013 Hyundai Accent Hatchback, and sold the old Chevy Cobalt. I am wanting to sell my Mazda 2 and get another Accent, but nobody wants to buy a stick shift out here. We still are living at the same place after over 5 years. I hardly ever play anymore except on EuroFilk Zoom meetings. And I also upgraded Suzanne’s computer, from a ThinkPad T430 to a T560.

We will be going to visit my cousin Linda and her wife Sara next month in SW Missouri. I haven’t seen her since we were kids, her much smaller than me, but of all my family she is the one who has kept in touch the most other than Mom.


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