I guess this one is perfect for right now: frost warnings have shocked all of us into running around like crazed squirrels, trying to get things done. Snow will be here before we know it! California’s burning up. Hurricanes raising havoc. The pandemic continues. While the politicians argue, my biggest concerns are to bring in all the houseplants, pick the tomatoes, drain the outdoor shower and coil the 1200 feet of hoses. The studio remains an escape – if just for a few moments. I peck away at things, still figuring out how to make things “swirl”: a music major’s term for “compositional flow”.