December 26, 2017


What I’m Doing Now

  • Weddings. As of tomorrow, January 1, I am phasing out of being a wedding officiant. I did not renew any of my listings on wedding directory websites, so I should stop receiving new inquiries tomorrow. I’ll still do weddings for friends and my accept referrals, but I want my time back! As of now, I have 20 weddings booked in 2019 and one in 2020, plus a couple inquiries in process.
  • Desert City Jazz. DCJ played to a nearly-full audience on the Clarendon Hotel Sky Deck (our usual venue) in November and to a sold-out house at the Nash jazz club in December. Having our band play at the Nash was a big deal. We also video recorded that gig for possible future promotional use
  • Writing. I took a couple months off from writing because November and December were busy with weddings and concerts. For the past few days, I have resumed my practice of writing for two hours a day in a study room at the Chandler Library.
  • Playlists. I created a half-dozen or so playlists of holiday music. While powering up the computer takes a couple minutes longer than simply turning on the CD jukebox we used to use, I do appreciate having the playlists.

What I’m Reading Now

I’m not reading anything now. I recently bought Habits of the Creative Mind, by Richard E. Miller and Ann Jurecic, and that’s what I intend to read next.

In the new year I want to focus on working down my 1 1/2-year stack of magazines.

What I’m Listening to Now

Between Thanksgiving and New Years Day (and maybe for a few days after), I listen to holiday music almost exclusively. I have a collection of about 150 holiday CDs – mostly jazz and a cappella groups.

Last updated December 31, 2018  |  This “Now” page was inspired by Derek Sivers.