Lots of music happening these days! Of course, I'm still playing regularly with the 7th Street Jazz Band. I've also started playing occasionally with a fine local guitarist named Darren Littlejohn. He runs a regular Tuesday evening jazz jam at the Bethany Village Grill, and plays most Saturday nights at the Fireside Coffee Lodge in Portland. Lots of jazz standards, and there are always great local musicians sitting in.
Well, winter has turned out to be a non-event! We've had hardly any rain or snow. Los Angeles got all our weather this year! Frankly, it is a bit of a worry, because without our regular winter snowpack in the Cascades, there will most certainly be a shortage of drinking and power-generating water this summer. Blackouts and forest fires are the likely result.