It is now autumn here in Mundotish, Texas. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the December holidays are right around the corner. I’m about to unpack my fall and winter clothes and putting away the summer sun-dresses and shorts. But first, I want to send out a quick hello.
I feel bad that so much time has gone by since my last newsletter/Tishnote. I was going through a lot of readjustment and recovery over the summer months. I’m happy to report that since my May newsletter, my health has improved. I have a few new scars to welcome my sixtieth birthday coming up in December, but I am otherwise not doing bad!
I suppose no one loves discovering new lines and wrinkles in the mirror, however, the alternative, and I don’t mean plastic surgery (!), I mean, like meeting the grim reaper, sounds like far less fun. As I mentioned in my last note, when I had my medical emergency last March, I came pretty close to finding out what “The End” felt and looked like. I learned a few things in that experience: One is that, even if things aren’t going great in one’s life, when something suddenly threatens to pull the life rug out from under you, you try like hell to stay here. Two, I now understand that if it really your time to go, beautiful angels and peace surround you. I learned a third lesson too: There is more left to do here in my world.
I’m satisfied looking ahead at the rest of my life. Sixty doesn’t look sad or scary. Sixty looks adventurous, rewarding, and fulfilling. I am also grateful for my older brother and sisters who have taught me that seventy and even eighty will look pretty good!
Like everyone, I have some challenges, even struggles in my work and in my personal life going on at this time. It’s probably strange to use a word like “fight” here, but in a way, I think that when inescapable negative things are going on in our life, we sometimes have to fight to hold that negative side down in order to let the positive, the good, and happiness, stay on top. Ok, there’s my sermon for the fall!
On to the present! I am excited for my west coast tour coming up in November! If you are on the west coast, or have friends and family out there, please check the tour dates on my website and pass on the word. I’ll really appreciate seeing everyone who can come out. It will be lots of fun. I’ll be playing solo. The nice thing about solo concerts is that they encourage more one on one and spontaneous fun with the audience. I like that! I hope you will join me!
Another thing is that my website CD store (Tiendita Tish), is now located at Mundotish Headquarters in Austin. This means that when you order CDs, you can include who you want the CD dedicated to, if you would like that, and I can personally autograph it and it will be sent promptly. Nice idea for upcoming Christmas gifts. So please do visit the website store soon! And by the way, I may possibly have copies of the out of print CDs: “Homeland”, “Destiny’s Gate”, and “Dreaming From The Labyrinth”. I occasionally acquire original vinyl copies of “Homeland” too! We will add these to the menu at the website store so you can check there for availability.
Well, I’ve gotta go for now. I promise to be in touch at holiday time to send greetings and to give update of projects I have begun working on and hope to complete in 2016. I hope you are having a colorful autumn wherever you are!