Staying Positive Today

(Kadrush is a fine lyric poet-friend from the Kosovo region)

Yeah, all this distracting political and weather stuff is really beating people down.

As usual, we are down to personal choice in balancing our basic beliefs and values. I’ve had a great ‘non-fall’ (here in Edm). My wife and I went to Winnipeg for a week with our daughter to celebrate our 50th anniversary of meeting one year late (fires in MB last year. I’ve written about Wpg. earlier in the blog.)

Musically, there’s been the big, fun, unique Macca party at home Sunday (also on blog). Out this Saturday to the beautiful renovated Yardbird Suite to see and hear the hot new American jazz player Marquis Hill. Next week out to Edmonton Symphony to take in the fantastic Beatles show of facsimiles from two major Beatles albums Sgt. Pepper’s and the White Album.) Have also ordered the super deluxe White Album being released in Nov.

Poetically speaking, I am busier than ever. Was reading at the nice Upper Crust Cafe for the Stroll last week. Read 2 poems from my Albanian poet-friend’s new collection which I edited and reviewed. (This has led to a similar Foreward-writing gig with another fine Edmonton poet-friend Gerald St. Maur.)

And this week I hosted the readings at the same venue. Anyway, the busy, very entertaining, engaging season continueth…

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