I also have a fun standing date with my long-time friend Richard. He helps me cover shows Carol isn’t available for. He gives me rides, help tracking down set lists and erudite comments I can quote in my column. He is particularly qualified, because his father was a jazz pianist. Recently, we have seen Rickie Lee Jones, Chick Corea , and Poncho Sanchez. He also helps with things like changing the bulb on the porch light, since we had gotten behind on doing that.
The present moment is cool.