What a time to be alive. First Kobe, then a worldwide pandemic and now a civil war right at home? Pretty amazing situation we have found ourselves in, to say the least. But how do we keep ourselves mentally sane and healthy while living in a world full of problems? For me, when the world has gone array I find myself turning to my music and art more than ever. Almost feeling like I’m “trapped on an island” and with the isolation that being stranded comes with I’m constantly in a writing and creative state of mind. Rediscovering the passion and drive for living life and making every day count that in a fully functioning world are easy to set aside. I write this little update from my backyard in Seattle, Washington as I bake in the sun on this beautiful cloudless day. What a time to be alive.