2010 In Review   9 comments

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The year 2010 has been a hectic and healthy year for us, giving us so much to look back on. Much of what has come to past was not have been posted on this blog, yet it contains more entries than any previous year and more views, up 2,500 over the previous high of last year — all this in a year where Facebook has eaten into my social media time. Here’s a highlight of 2010:

  • Attended the memorial services for Kitty Davis, wife of Society of the 5th Cave member, Ken.
  • Attended the memorial services for blues friend, Charley Parker
  • Attended the International Blues Festival in Memphis
  • Videoed & photographed Mean Gene Kelton at Westfield By The Railroad
  • Visited Tucson in February looking at homes
  • Ran a 5k in the Muddy Trails Bash in The Woodlands
  • Poet Ed Hirsch presented at The Writers In Performance Series
  • Ken & Mary’s Blues Project “Spring Fling”
  • Annual Walt Whitman  Birthday Celebration
  • Purchase house in Tucson
  • Ran a 5k in the Sprint for Life in the Medical Center
  • Ken Harris Retirement Party
  • Sale home in The Woodlands
  • Sonny Boy Terry & John McVey at Ken & Mary’s Blues Project
  • Move to Tucson
  • Jeri, Jody, and Virginia visit us in Tucson
  • See Band of Heathens at Club Hotel Congress
  • Visit Sonoita Vineyards
  • Sunday Night Jazz at The Old Pueblo Grille
  • BB King at Desert Diamond Casino
  • Cyndi Lauper at Del Sol Casino
  • Attend the Bisbee Blues Festival
  • Joy got her Real Estate license for Arizona
  • Poet Gary Snyder at The Poetry Center
  • James and Jill visit us in Tucson
  • DeGrazia Gallery In the Sun
  • Tanuri Ridge Fall 2010 Party
  • Joy will be selling homes through Coldwell Banker in Tucson
  • Tucson Jazz Institute – Jazz Under the Stars
  • Ron Saikowski visits with us in Tucson
  • Thanksgiving in Southern California
  • Tamal & Heritage Festival
  • El Tour de Tucson
  • 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair
  • Attend Matt’s graduation in Fort Collins
  • Visit Houston over the Holidays (Starting next week.)

This blog has allowed me to maintain a journal, something I always wanted to do but never happened. It is my desire to continue to grow in the creative spirit in 2011, this time next year, sharing another “becoming” year in review. As I may have said before, I feel that I was born to blog. I love creating things to share and providing links to other creative people.

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Have a great 2011!


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  1. Wonderful to hear from you 2. Glad things are goimg well for you. Let us now if you come in town next week. Maybe we’ll run into each other.
    Have a great Christmas and a Healthy, Prosperous, Joyful New Year.
    Diunna, Sherman,and Jabo are playing on New Year’s Eve at St. Francis of Assissi Catholic Church.
    Jmaes & Jo


    • Merry Christmas, Jo & James. We are looking forward to spending a few days in the Houston area, but sadly will begin our time there attending a memorial service for a former co-worker’s husband. At the same time. we are so thankful for all the blessing we have received this past year and in the past. We still spend time listening on the Internet to the blues on KPFT. Tucson has a great community radio station, KXCI and have four hours of the Blues programing, “The Blues Review” with Marty Kool, on Saturday night. With a little bit of lock, we may cross paths.

      kenne & joy


  2. Thanks for the update, Kenne! and special thanks for your excellent video work for ALL’s 10th anniversary event. you were missed. I note that you saw Band of Heathens. I plan to take my son, Ryan, to see them at Dosey Doe’s next week. Ryan just took up guitar this fall and is enjoying the art. He’s getting a Stratocaster for Christmas, so our household will be a bit noisier…at least until he heads off to UT in the fall.

    I hope we see each other soon. Let me know if you’ll be in Houston any time soon.

    Happy holidays,


    • . . . you and your son will love the Heathens. We were surprised to see them on the schedule at a popular local club, Club Congress. I have a couple of videos on YouTube:

      The timing was bad for them to be doing their first Tucson gig, a great music town, but students were not let back for the fall semester, which makes a big difference at the Club Congress. Hope they come back some day, maybe again on their way back to Texas from LA.

      Merry Christmas. Joy and I are about to spend our Christmas Day hiking in the Catalina foothills.


  3. Amazing how much happened in 2010. We miss you guys and are looking forward to your visit. Even though I may not be able to get out and about New Year’s Eve for Gene’s gig we still want to meet up for dinner. Safe travels my friends. Sorry to hear about another loss in your circle of friends.
    Merry Christmas..
    Mary and Kenneth
    The people in our lives give us fuel for our journey. Without them we would not travel so far or be so enriched. ..mb


  4. . . . yes, people are the fuel for all that makes us who we are. I’m a great believer of “I-thou” as well as “I-Thou.”

    Jus to make sure we have them. please e-mail your telephone numbers. Our schedule is being juggled as I write.
    Looking forward to seeing you soon.


  5. Just returned home from our holiday trip and read through the events in your lives the past year. WOW! You two have had a busy 12 months. I think I need a nap!


    • We will be leaving here tomorrow morning, stop in Ft Stockton, arriving in Kingwood late Tuesday afternoon. See you and the others at the Nut. As life would have it, we will be attending a former co-worker’s husband’s memorial service before getting to the Nut.


  6. Reblogged this on Becoming is Superior to Being and commented:

    2010 was the year we moved to Tucson, Arizona. On December 23, 2010, I posted a review of year filled with music, poetry, friends, travel, family, festivals and, of course, the big move to Tucson. As we enter 2017, we hope to have a healthy, active year and hope the same for our family and friends. HAPPY NEW YEAR! — kenne and joy


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