I actually saw ELP in concert in the early 1970's. My reserve unit used to make money by cleaning the arena after concerts. It went to pay for parties , cook outs, etc the unit put on. One of the added benefits was getting to see the concerts for free.
I've been off the air for a little while. My wife was having medical issues and retired from teaching early. So, we had to deal with the doctors, and at the same time we were addressing the problem of where to live now that both of us were retired. That took some work, but we decided to keep this place in the mountains, with the proviso that she can spend some time up with the kids in the city they live in. They are planning a move to Florida, to the Sarasota area, in a year or so. Their company has agreed to transfer them down there and that suits everybody.
In the interim, I managed to have an accident and did a thorough job of injuring myself. I am not entirely over that but as the lunatics at the asylum in "The Pink Panther" said, "every day, in every way, I am getting better and better."
Then there have been the normal distractions of life, taking care of all the things that come around every day, and helping the kids. It all added up to needing a break in the worse way.
I don't think I will deal much with politics or other things I can't control henceforth. A lower profile wouldn't hurt me, and after all this was supposed to be about living up here in the mountains.
I have genuinely missed visiting other's blogs and reading their comments here. It will take me awhile to catch up with everybody. But it's good to be back among the living.
Thanks, Kymber, for awakening me from my stupor.