I haven't touched the guitar for more than five minutes at a time for months and months. My connection to the music is unbreakable, though. I need to make music. So...new directions. I am re-learning my piano skills, thanks to lessons from my good friend Steve K., and I am working on a piano arrangement for a song that has been sitting on the sidelines for several years. I'm hoping to play it at the open mic at Riverside Rhythm & Rhyme this weekend. I am continuing to work on my Hanukkah album with Steve as the producer and many, many wonderful artists contributing their talents. I am not playing at all on the album, just singing the songs that I have written, some in collaboration with Steve. And - best of all, I am going to be hosting an open mic at Enzo's Pizza in Budd Lake, beginning on Feb 20. I am excited about this opportunity to provide a venue for local songwriters to share their music.