How ya been? I hope warm... hibernating for me is becoming too comfortable and converting me into a hermit. Nights in my cab have been slow, as I assume more people are choosing a similar way of life. Spring is approaching, fortunately, and my last summer vacation ever... a last "walk-about" of sorts before medicine owns me. Haiti, Vegas, Yosemite, Lake Michigan, and (most importantly) the altar are the planned destinations. This summer can't come any sooner.
The world still turns outside my Chicago Igloo. Climate Change is certainly not a quiet process and people might be paying more attention; Georgia struggling with snow, the west with drought, the north with polar vortexes; Congress with more climate-related legislation. January was still one of the hottest Januaries ever recorded. Environmental activism is popping up in unlikely areas too, as people are experiencing more threats to environmental public health.
New artists are also climbing into focus, such as the Canadian Black Atlass with the help of Fool's Gold Records. His beats demand pause and are infectious. The fashion industry particularly has embraced his sound, like Vogue. Here's his most popular track "Blossom" along with a powerful acoustic version of his "Paris" which I frequently end a long day with.