Monday, November 6, 2023 - Worry and Fear

I’ve been thinking a lot about worry and fear. No matter what your philosophy of life or faith, it’s easy to be consumed with these things. I go through bouts of it over finances, jobs, social situations, and health. I can psych myself out over anything if I let myself go there. When fear creeps in and starts to make me worry, it’s easy to just get stuck in place. I think looking at it from a higher perspective is the answer - whether it’s through faith and philosophy or just plain practicality. My faith and philosophy say that everything will be okay somehow, and that may be naive to some, but it keeps me going. That higher perspective eases my anxiety, and then I can move on. Practicality-wise I can’t do anything if I am pent up inside, so I try to relax. Then I start breaking things down into smaller chunks and ideas to stop scaring myself and move into some sort of action or thought I can actually do. Of course it takes time to break things down and figure out what steps I can take, but it’s worth it. I tell myself to do this every time I start to feel afraid or unsure. I take a deep breath, reassure myself, and then break it down.


What have I been up to?

I had seven senior facilities last week, and unfortunately one of them had to be cancelled for illness, but several were wearing masks. Three of them were Halloween shows, and it was fun rounding out the holiday with spooky and fun songs. I love playing for these folks so much.

My Wednesday online show was ‘50s Standards, and it was so much more than I could have hoped for. Everyone really connected with the songs of this era, and although I think I fumbled through a couple of the songs, I really enjoyed it too - alternating between a jazz electric guitar and a nylon-string guitar.

Saturday I swapped tunes with Mike Hogan on accordion for a great event in Walsenburg sponsored by the Huajatolla Heritage Foundation with speakers and food and music. It was cool to play old cowboy and mining songs and back up Mike on some polkas and waltzes. Big thanks to Sandy Dolak for putting on such a great event.

My Sunday online show was favorites and requests, and everyone had me hopping with really fine requests to play. I threw in a couple favorites including the new Beatles song, “Now and Then”. That’s such a good song with a super video that compresses the Beatles through the decades. These Sunday night shows are so special with my good friends and fans.


What am I up to this week?

My Wednesday online show 7-8:45 mountain time will be another night of songs I’ve never done for my online audience. I really love digging in my songlist and finding gems that people haven’t heard me do. There are just so many great tunes out there! Come on out if you can!

My Sunday online show 7-8:45 mountain time will be favorites and requests as always. I love these nights of friends and tunes! Come on out if you can!


That’s it for this week. I hope you’re having a good start to your week.

Best always,



Details this week:

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing an online concert of Never Done Songs
Where: and  
When:  Wednesday, November 8, 7-8:45 pm mountain time

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing an online concert of favorites and requests 
Where: and  
When:  Sunday, November 12, 7-8:45 pm mountain time

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