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Winter in Yellowstone during the government shutdown 

Today there are finally lovely snow flakes finding their way from air to earth. This is winter number eight for me here at Snow Lodge, and I can't tell you how grateful I am to Xanterra that I am currently still employed during this government shutdown, and that we are continuing to operate somewhat normally (at a huge cost to the company). I wish I could say the same for all of my friends here who work for Park Service.  The shut down has laid a very grave instability in our groundwork, and has been the source of a lot of anger and concern for the future. Good friends of mine are either not working at all, or being required to work and not getting paid for it. Those of us who work for the park generally don't make a lot of money in the first place, so when Trump claims that we can just adjust -- well, no... actually we can't.  And those who are in  essential positions and working for free are not eligible for unemployment benefits because they are working. In the name of "protection", our government seems to be waging war on those of us who work for the good of the country. It's disturbing and frankly infuriating.  Here in Yellowstone we generally step back from the day to day goings on in the political arena. We concern ourselves with our community - both human and wild - and our weather.  This winter has been low on snow and high on temps, as well as uncertainty.  We as human beings need to retract our walls between each other. it is time for us to start communicating with open hearts and open minds, before it is too late. I have been blessed to be able to do what I love best in my favorite place on earth. I cherish each day here and I love the people I work with and the visitors I have the good fortune to become acquainted with - from all over the globe.  We all fundamentally want the same thing - we all want to be happy. I don't believe we can make ourselves happy by making others miserable.   I ask everyone to do one thing to help improve someone else's day each day. Maybe little gestures like that could move mountains. Much love to you. 

Mid break  

Greetings from the Northeast!

Hanging out with my folks for a bit after a really fun road trip visiting 3 National Parks and several friends. Winding up in an amazing community of Zero Balancers for a 4 day class ( 

Today I pulled out the computer and spent a couple hours on the phone with Dell Tech Support getting my headphone jack to respond once again. so that I could share this track with you.  It was an improvisation from March 2nd, 2018. I've decided to call it "Open Field".  Hope you enjoy it. 

Happy Winter! 

Here we are, halfway through our winter season in Yellowstone, and I am only writing to you now.  It has been a really fun winter over here so far. We have a great winter staff, and we are feeling fortunately not very affected by the government shutdown. Snow is falling,(could always use more) snow coaches are making their way to Old Faithful, and I am performing every night except for Mondays and Tuesdays. What else is there to say other than I hope you're on one of the approaching snow coaches.

February thaw  

Yikes! How can it be mid February already? I have slacked off on my blogging. Those who know me well  surely  are shocked by that. (ahem)  We here in Yellowstone are gearing up for Valentine's Day followed (instantly) by the start of our annual winter Olympics.  As always, I look forward to the antics of the Olympics, but also am saddened as it heralds the end of the season, and personally, I have had a wonderful winter and am not quite ready to re-enter the Matrix as of yet. 

I had experienced a few equipment guffaws in January, so many of my recordings didn't work out. I  think I may have it sorted at this point (at least it was working last night)  to continue to post some decent quality sounds. I hope you enjoy. Please feel free to leave feedback or to sign my mailing list. I would love to hear from you and I promise not to stuff your email inbox. 

Best wishes to you all in the New Year!   

I hope 2016 has been a very fortuitous and optimistic time so far for you.  We here at Snow Lodge are getting warm and not getting enough snow currently!  I have added a new album (weeeee!) with so far only one track.. The album is called "Live from The Old Faithful Snow Lodge".. It is exactly that! I will be adding tracks as they happen and as I have a chance to mix them. This first track is called "Summon the Snow".  Please listen to it. Please dance to it whilst listening, and summon the Snow Lodge Snow God. Thank you so very much!  I hope you enjoy it.