I recently returned from a quick getaway to Nicaragua. After a couple of flights, we drove the 2+ hours from Managua to San Juan Del Sur. Our driver weaved in and out of traffic while dodging horse-drawn carriages, children, cattle, and other livestock. We stopped for el baño and at the mechanic; who knows what was wrong with our vehicle. Once we arrived at our destination, we were embraced in a warm hug from the beach town on the Pacific coast. We spent the next day and a half eating Paella, drinking Sangria and Toñas, doing yoga in what felt like an open-air tree house, and taking a sailing trip to Playa Blanca. It’s amazing how a 80-100 degree difference affects the body and spirit.
This may be the opposite of what I last posted, but that’s the beauty of music – it can be so diverse and eclectic, yet each genre so perfect for one person to listen to. Vikesh Kapoor has been compared to the likes of Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson for his storytelling-songwriting, challenges and very real experiences woven into harmonious song.
People of Minnesota – catch him live at The Turf Club on Valentine’s Day, 2/14/14!
I don’t know how many times I’ve mentioned Polar Vortex, but it was a very real thing in January that alternated with bouts of snow storms. January was a fresh beginning and a month full of celebrations for me and some of my best girlfriends who also had birthdays this month. Despite the frightful weather, I had an astounding month. Thank you to everyone who contributed to it. Now, time to get out of Minnesota!
Today marks the start of the Year of the Horse in the Chinese calendar. Chinese zodiac signs point to this being a “yang wood” year, when people stick to their principles and stand firm – making it harder to negotiate as more people will fight for their ideals. Whatever the year, I know I’ll be wearing red and celebrating my heritage. That’s my plan and I’m sticking to it.