New website! New blog! There are so many new things happening and so many old things not happening that it is hard to know where to start.
I look a leap and resigned from my job. There was no incident and no hard feelings, unless you count sadness, and we should because...well...sadness is hard...and it made me sad to leave. However, it was time for me to go--a thing some people totally got and a thing some people still don't understand. But I took a leap and here I am...hanging in the air, not knowing where I am going to land. It's exciting and terrifying.
This summer has been all excitement. As soon as school got out Hope and I drove to Nashville to attend a SongFood Workshop with Darrell Scott. The next weekend Star Belle played at Swallow Hill's Denver Uke Fest where, in addition to the show, we led a workshop, went to workshops (hula dancing, anyone?), and shared the stage for a few songs with headliners The Ooks of Hazard. A week later my whole family (parents, sister, brother, nieces, nephews) celebrated my mom and dad's 50th wedding anniversary in Mexico. The NEXT weekend Hope and I played the Flatwater Music Festival as The Mrs. Dunbars. We spent the Fourth of July at a bluegrass jam in the Nebraska Sandills, camping, relaxing, playing in song circles, and drinking cowboy coffee off the fire in the morning served by a real live cowboy. Also, I've also been writing a song a week all year, with songwriters from all over the country, as part of Cary Cooper's RealwomenRealSongs (27 so far!).
Whew! A lot of music. A lot of travel. A lot of time with the people I love. That's what I call a successfull summer. What comes next? We shall see....
What I'm reading
What I'm listening to
My Favorite Murder Podcast, Someone Knows Something Podcast, The Cars Greatest Hits