May you have a year filled with sweetness, possibility, hope and peace.
Now that I'm home from Bremerton, I'm plunging full steam ahead into preparations for recording The Watchman's Chair next week. In between rehearsals, I'll be prepping the exclusive 'Zine for supporters who backed the project, building a small sukkah and putting the garden beds to bed for the winter.
Fall swooped in quickly and early here in Portland. We had our first frost this week and the leaves are turning an amazing range of golds, reds and oranges. The world turns and turns some more, and we move through the seasons with aplomb, picking up surprising speed as we get older. The scenery along I-5 took my breath away this morning as I returned form Bremerton, with bright flashes of red and gold peeking out from between the evergreens, and freshly-white Mt. Rainier and Mt. Hood peeking from above the hills to the east.
I feel incredibly blessed to make my life here in the Pacific Northwest.
I'm looking ahead to a recording, mixing and mastering my album, and after that a couple of trips to California before heading east to perform at the URJ Biennial in December. I'll make a few visits to local open mics in between to stay sharp and focused, and to meet up with musicians outside the Jewish scene.
I cannot wait to share my new songs with you all later this fall and winter! Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to releasing the album.
Happy fall and enjoy thecolors and the crisp air of these rare, golden days.