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December 13, 2009

I'm 40 years old today

Wow, time flies, eh?! I have now lived in Canada for a few months over 10 years, and a lot of things have happened in my life. Things that I am very grateful for. I have a wonderful family and I live in a great small city and I have a great job. I couldn't really ask for more.

Some people have asked me if I'm experiencing any mid-life crisis or if I'm starting to feel old. What, old? Heck no! The only thing I am noticing is that I'm not able to run as fast as I used to, and it takes longer to recover from hard workouts. As a result of turning 40, I'm now entering the Masters category as a runner, and I hope can place well in this category in 2010, seeing as I'm the "young pup" in this category now...

Musically speaking, I have learned quite a bit during the last 10 years. The reason for is that I have been teaching guitar more, which forces you to learn new things all the time. This has been great to me, as I've improved as a player, musician and teacher. There haven't been so much gigging or composing in a long while now, but my goal for the next decade is to work more on this. I have a brand new studio being built right now, and it should be ready around Christmas.

I'll likely play a few more gigs in 2010 as well, since me long time friend Jaron Rovensky is going to be around for a while. He is a great performer, and we work really well together, so we'll want to play some gigs together in the new year. If time allows, we may also write and record some new original material together.

Today will be a relaxing day. I would like to be outside a bit with Amalia, but that is not really an option today, since it's around minus 37 C (-35 F) today and it is going to get even colder over night. Brr! My car wouldn't even start yesterday.

We are going to the matinee today to see a good family movie. Looking forward to this (that is, if I can get the vehicle started - it's refused so far..). The day already started great - I received a bottle of 12 year old single malt whiskey! After that, we'll go out of for supper and perhaps I'll have time to play guitar through my amps a few times too.

By Robert Renman - www.dolphinstreet.com

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Posted by Robert Renman on December 13, 2009

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