New round of shoveling this morning. As usual, when we get a good amount of snow, Kate talks about moving south when we retire. I’m not sure that I want to exchange the occasional shoveling for hot misery in the summer that accompanies a move down south.

I suppose that we could become snowbirds – south in the winter and back up here in the summer. Not sure I’m ready for that, either. It’ll be a discussion – perhaps I’ll push off my retirement even longer than I was planning.

Smile and the world smiles with you. Let’s see if that works with the new podcast, which features these smiling artists: the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Crosby/Nash, Hall & Oates, Traffic, the Undisputed Truth, Wet Willie, Jim James, Sly & the Family Stone, the O’Jays, and Richard Thompson.

This podcast is, as always, available to stream or download at There should be more content there, and I will try to put more things up this year. The podcast is also available to download as a podcast at your favorite podcast streamer – iTunes, Stitcher, etc. The podcast is called Check that out sometime. I welcome suggestions and comments, too – leave them as you will. Thanks for everything you do to encourage me.