(1) Thanks largely to the spirit of love and good will in the community of Moscow, Idaho, I have almost raised enough money to afford the deposit and last month’s rent on a new apartment.
(2) Due to record sales of piano CDs this month, I have finally been able to replace the 12-foot long makeshift power cord & wired mouse & keyboard for my MacBook Pro. The new wireless keyboard/mouse combination and power cord from the Apple Store is much better. Grateful that I no longer have unravel all those cords every time I pull them out of my backpack, and that I am no longer tripping over said cords every time I leave my desk.
(3) Ran into the main guy at the Jazz School yesterday, back from Seattle after a lengthy hospital visit. He gave me a big hug and told me to send the performance tracks and the rest of my Act 1, Scene 1 package to his email. He also asked if I would stop by his office and discuss the possibility that some of his students might do the Finale formatting for college credits. In a spirit of increased motivation, I dove into the Scene 2 work–and may even finish it by tonight.
(4) A Zoom connection with a former singing student, now in Los Angeles, is exciting. Tessa is 30 now, and she was singing like this (and winning awards) when she was only 14. I’ve not taught singing on Zoom before, and am looking forward to the brave new world thereof.
(5) Many of the professors were on vacation for Spring Break last night, so out Theology meeting was a bit more intimate. I really enjoyed discussing the theme of the “journey of life.” I must say it’s been quite a journey so far–and the sunshine is bright on this gorgeous day, in the city where I was born.
“His way had therefore come full circle, or rather had taken the form of an ellipse or a spiral, following as ever no straight unbroken line, for the rectilinear belongs only to Geometry and not to Nature and Life.” — Hermann Hesse