Nationally it feels like our government is in freefall.
Friends in other cities have been openly harassed, stalked and threatened simply for expressing their views.
At home, I and many of my friends worry about the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and how we will find healthcare in the aftermath.
And none of those things will go away anytime soon. I will still have to deal with them tomorrow, an the day after, and the day after that.
I am not positioned to be much of a warrior. My health make it hard to go protesting in the streets, and my lack of money and influence make my voice very small.
So the only thing I can do these days is to use my gifts to be of use to others.
My gift of music feels small these days, sometimes even inconsequential.
But it's what I have, so I try to put it to good use.
Sunday night, I gave a concert online, at the Facebook group Harmony In Unison.
To see the show, sign up at the HIU group and watch it there:
And stay tuned, because I will be traveling a little bit more this winter.
Next week I'll be in Houston, welcoming Shabbat and the celebrating the creative spark with Temple Sinai.
If you live in the Houston area, join us for any or all of what promises to be a song-filled, creative weekend of music, art and joy for all ages.
The following week, I will head to St. Louis for Song Leader Boot Camp, a weekend filled with workshops, performances and community celebrating Jewish music and Jewish artists.
Check out my video concert, and the performances of other Harmony In Unison artists who have already shared their music. I hope that these performances will inspire you to realize your gifts and put them to good use in your community, your country and around the world.