Hello! I hope you haven't forgotten me!
I know it's been ages since my last e-mail. I haven't found the time to do anything but work! But it's not bad. I love the work I do, the people I meet, and of course, I LOVE the music I do.
This weekend is Festival of the Arts in Tubac so we'll be around Friday and Saturday.
Friday we are at Wisdom's Cafe in Tumacacori. It's good to be back! I can't wait to see Celeste, Cliff, and the rest of the Wisdom's family. Mmmm, and have a margarita Wisdom's style. Woo-hoo!
Saturday we are at Stables Ranch Grille at beautiful Tubac Golf Resort & Spa. If the weather is iffy, we'll be inside but don't let that stop you from coming out. We cozy up in the bar and it's a party! If it's outside, bring your camera because sunsets have been SPECTACULAR these last few weeks.
Music is coming along nicely. I was asked to join an a capella group, High Desert Delights and rehearsals are so much fun. We are rehearsing for an audition in two weeks at the Arizona Folklore Preserve just outside Sierra Vista, AZ. If we are accepted, we will be scheduled sometime in October. Wish us luck! Oh, and if you have any influence with the Folklore Preserve, put in a good word!
We are also trying to make a name for ourselves in our own hometown. There's a new coffee shop in town, WHyld Ass Coffee Shop owned by a wild, wonderful, tatooed couple, Ryan and Keith. It is a vegan coffee house and the food is so good. Whole food kind of stuff that's wholesome and satisfying. I'm playing there most Fridays (though not this Friday) from 5pm to 7pm and right after, from 7pm to 9pm, I run a nice little open mic and we're getting acoustic musicians and poets alike sharing their gifts. Artists, too!
Sundays from 4pm to 6pm I play during Drink and Draw at the Silver King Hotel, Room 4 bar - the tiniest bar in the world. I don't actually play in the bar. If it's cold, I'm in the lobby, but if it's a nice day, I'm in the sun on the deck. It's a lot of fun and the Drink and Draw crowd are so talented and funny so come out. But if you come, bring your paper and pencils and draw with us because EVERYONE draws!
Edible Baja Arizona is amazing. The work is fulfilling but often frustrating, as I find myself intimidated sometimes because I've never really done this kind of work. I always feel like I'm missing something, but I'm learning a lot and I love hearing the comments from fans of the magazine. And when the new issue arrives, it's such a joy! It's a little like having a baby. You put in all this work, and you nurture the project and toward the due date, you are laboring and pushing and pushing and then, POP! It's here! Our baby! Oh, my God, I love this magazine. It's so real. It's us. It's all of us. In so many ways...
I'll just say this about Edible Baja Arizona. I know a lot of you are from other states and that you winter here. Some of you are transitioning to being full-timers. So let me ask you. Do you want to be a local? Do you want to know the best places to eat? Do you want to know the best gardening techniques for this area, what fruits and vegetables are in season? Local food producers? Then pick up this magazine! Read it cover to cover. It is YOUR GUIDE to buying locally. And it's free thanks to our wonderful advertisers who "get" what we're doing and who want to support our mission. Please check them out because we wouldn't be here and we wouldn't be able to offer you this LOCAL publication GRATIS without their support.
Well, that's it for this week. I promise I will try to write more often. If I don't, though, please understand that I haven't jumped ship. I'm just trying to catch a moment! Or catch my breath...
Much love to you all!