The end of the year is always a busy time. Between concerts at school performances, teaching, and trying to finish the guitar I'm building, it doesn't leave much time to try and get some Christmas shopping done. That's ok, it will get done and I'm really looking forward to Christmas this year. I'll be going down to Boston tonight to pick up Christos for his winter break and it will be great to have him back at the house. Di is keeping very busy with her new side business, DiZigns. If anyone needs Christmas decorations (wreaths, kissing balls, garland, etc.) you should check her out ton the weekends in the Manchester Commons Plaza on South willow St. in Manchester in the former Kitchen Allure building. She is there on Saturdays for 10:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. I'm looking forward to the last two Lichen shows of the year and the upcoming trip to New York with Ben Rudnick and Friends. Life is good!