April 21, 2014
Sugaring season is just about over here and people are taking down the gear. (My entire crop amounted to about a pint of syrup.) But I spotted the bucket pictured here hung on a local telephone pole. I think the NSA has just gone too far this time!
Speaking of networks of spies, I need to recruit my own personal web — you! Due to a bewildering swirl of circumstances we unexpectedly need to MOVE. I won’t burden you with the details, but there’s a novel in there, or maybe a sit-com. And no, it’s not the Witness Protection Program thing again — they gave up on me some time ago.
The long and the short is that we’re looking for a place to rent for three years, somewhere in the Northeast, on the water (ocean? lake? My bride and child are half-mermaid and need large expanses of H2O to feel at home). And we need a really good high school within commuting distance; public or private, but we favor a Day school over Boarding. The Kid is going into 10th grade, is super-bright (doesn’t get it from me) and needs challenges in a supportive and inspiring environment. She’s into the arts (including the performing arts, God help us!) and humanities, not so much the sports side of things.
And we need to accomplish all this by the end of May. That last is the scary part — we have 5 WEEKS to pull this off! Any and all serious suggestions will be considered. The finder’s fee for a winning entry: a FREE HOUSE CONCERT!!! We’re serious about needing some help here. Start spying!
On the road again this weekend:
Thursday the 24th in North Easton, MA at the Oakes Ames Hall, a very cool old building. Last time sold out, so don’t dawdle.
Friday the 25th at the Players Theater in Peterborough, NH. Always sold out in the past (but I don’t want to jinx it).
Saturday the 26th, a Common Fence concert at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. Never been there before, very much looking forward!
Sunday the 27, a benefit concert for WUMB in Boston. A great radio station that just happens to play a lot of our kind of music. SOLD OUT!
Monday the 28, the White River Junction Indie Film Fest is screening “For The Love Of The Music” and Jim Rooney and I will be doing a song or two after the movie, answering questions as long as they’re not to hard, like, “What’s the capital of South Dakota?”
Enjoy the Spring! I’m going to get back to putting things in boxes now.
All the best,
Quote of the month:
“If I’d have known how much packing I’d have to do, I’d have run again.”
— Harry S. Truman