(1) The Courtyard Cafe has finally reopened after the pandemic. I’ve been enjoying the full traditional breakfast I get for four bucks with my discount with free Starbucks coffee and unlimited refills. It’s also been great seeing all the hospital workers again, people whom I enjoyed conversing with when I played piano regularly at the hospital where I was born. That four dollar breakfast and coffee is the best way to start the day. Grateful for the best kept secret in Moscow Idaho: the Courtyard Cafe.
(2) We’ve been having beautiful brisk days lately, and I’ve been doing a lot of running and brisk-walking. Also, I usually do 22 push-ups now, when I used to only do 17, probably due to weight loss. My heart rare was 52 and blood pressure 116/74 at the doctor’s office last Thursday. Grateful for the beauty of nature and for the ability to traverse its pathways on foot.
(3) For the first time in forever, I have a doctor now whom I can trust and about whose prescriptions I have no complaint.
(4) Found a bassist who has agreed to do the bass parts on the recording of the performance tracks of Eden in Babylon. He has played first chair, first bass in the Idaho Jazz Orchestra and also has a great deal of respect for my musicianship.
(5) A multiple murder here has left the community in shock. However, I am grateful for the solidarity we have been expressing and how this has brought Moscow Idaho together again. I am more than grateful for the way that Moscow turned out to be, when on a whim in July 2016 I decided to check out the city where I was born.
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