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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Things have been busy. And cold. And snowy. Very snowy, but not nearly as bad as poor Boston and points north. We have a couple of feet on the ground but that’s nothing compared to what’s been slamming New England.

Fortunately the latest storm will only brushed us again as it passes. A fine, cold snow, bitter cold and a lot of wind. Just a few more inches on the ground here, but a grim reminder of the ferocious blizzard that’s pounding New England.

Boston and points north have more than 8 feet of snow on the ground and 60-70 MPH winds. Buildings are collapsing under the weight of the snow.

No one should be surprised by the events of this winter. Seven feet in buffalo a few weeks ago, eight plus feet in New England and wave after wave of brutal arctic temperatures.

Because the arctic is warming and melting the jet streams are destabilized and wandering all over the place, often bulging down deep into the eastern third of North America. And with the extra water vapor in the atmosphere due to warming, we have exceptional precipitation events in nearly every storm. Climatologists call them Extreme Precipitation Events and they are up by 74% in the North East and mid-Atlantic regions of the US.

To quote Winston Churchill;

“They go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent”  Owing to past neglect, in the face of the plainest warnings, we have entered upon a period of danger.  The era of procrastination, of half measures, of soothing and baffling expedience of delays, is coming to its close.  In its place we are entering a period of consequences”.  We cannot avoid this period, we are in it now.”

Winston Churchill, November 12, 1936

He said this in reference to the appeasement of the Nazis in the run up to World War II. It’s eerily prescient when applied to our current dilemma.

Everyone needs to get involved in the climate fight. Now. It’s everyone’s problem.

On to cheerier stuff.

We have read three drafts of the business plan our attorneys are writing and are waiting to see the numbers. I’m really excited to see how it’s all going to shake out. It’s interesting doing something that has never really been done before in a way that most people don’t use. The nuts and bolts of it are fascinating. So is the great adventure it represents. We are on a journey. All great discoveries are made this way. Wondering what is over that next hill is the very thing that led to our survival on this planet.

Somebody once said that never taking a chance was the greatest risk we face. They were right. Don’t become complacent where you are unless you are completely happy there. If you’re like us, everything is a new adventure and we’re kind of addicted to exploring. These so much to do and see. So many people and cultures to appreciate.

We’re looking at the music to see what can be trimmed back without hurting the “rock” part of the rock opera. We want to bring it in at right about two hours so that the story is well presented and everyone feels as though they’ve seen a great show (and it will be, I promise you).

We’re also tinkering with some story elements that you won’t see until we start performing it. Sorry. It’s all good stuff, though.

We’re also (lots of “also’s” today) starting to post more music on the band Facebook. Well, videos, actually. Facebook is supposed to authorize an account for music when you pass 5k fans. We’re quickly rising toward 10k and not a peep from them. I asked someone we know there and he said it’s easier to just post videos.

We don’t have a high quality video package to work with at the moment, so we’re putting together slide shows with the music. The first two we posted are The Star Spangled Profit (our new national anthem) and Consequences, which is a combination overture and opening scene.

I’ll be posting more soon so swing by every now and again to take a look.

Stay warm and dry!