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Hey, my book actually seems to be doing okay at It's ranked 14,371 in sales, and an average customer ranking of 5 out of 5 stars.

Paul Kwinn has a Consonance Report online. I've added this link to the sidebar with other Consonance report links.

"The Lady" is being featured at's World Folk section right now!

I got together with Allison and Jodi last night. We went through the Titanic song we heard Joey do at Consonance (we might do this as a one-shot at FKO, we'll see), and I also taught them a new song I wrote this past week. I hadn't written anything in a looooooong time, so it felt good to be able to get one done. When I write songs, I generally have to set myself an assignment; I don't do well if I just sit there with a guitar, waiting for inspiration. I tend therefore to tell myself, "Okay, you must write a song about XXXXX" and then DO it.

Anyway, we plan to do both new songs at FKO. I'll be staying at the hotel from Thursday through until Monday, by the way.

Jeff and I are taking Sara and Annie to the Art Gallery of Ontario this morning. Apparently there are March break kids' activities there, so it should be fun.

Today's Blatherpics:
Consonance photo. I took this by holding out my camera in front of Allison and Jodi and quickly clicking the picture before they can hide their faces (or knock the camera out of my hands). :-)

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