It was a long and painful summer. One of our cats died suddenly and the other is probably going to have to go to a new home since she and Margo can't co-exist peacefully. Work has been unsteady when not non-existent. If the President is planning an economic recovery, I hope it happens soon.
But it's not all sturm and drang (that famous Austrian dance team). The fall is looking most promising for Jewish music, as you can see from my music preview here and here, and my first record column in ages. And hey, Diwon, sorry about the picture.
May you and yours have a healthy and secure new year.