Monday, August 22, 2022 - Choices

I’ve had a couple interesting exchanges this week about life and the directions we take, and it has me reflecting on the choices we make. We make a lot of decisions in our lives that shape where we go and where we end up. Early on I had some big adventures that gave me the gumption to shoot for whatever I wanted in life. I’ve always been a little more subdued in my choices, but I had the confidence to not shy away from challenges. That said, when I had the chances to go for the “big time” in music I held back, realizing that I would have to give up more than I wanted as far as privacy, freedom, and autonomy. Still I have taken a few higher-profile gigs to see what that life would have been like. Those have been fun, but I always realized that I was more interested in making music than I was in having fame or making lots of money. I can remember phrases like, “Bloom where you’re planted” although I also heard phrases like, “A ship in a harbor is safe, but that is not what ships were made for.” It’s funny how we take these things to heart. These past two years of the pandemic have made me realize that I could reach people everywhere from my own home base, and I’ve grown contented with that - doing my shows from the house over the internet. I don’t ever plan to retire, but I’m glad to know that I can always make music that reaches people where they are. What else is there? 


What have I been up to? 

I had 11 senior facilities last week, and they all went very well. It’s hard to express what it feels like to contribute to these people’s lives. It’s very special. 

My Wednesday online show of songs about music and singing went just as well or better than the first show I did with this theme the week before. We have such a great group of folks who tune in. 

My Thursday evening playing for the Hermosa folks was very nice. It was so good to see all those folks. They always make me feel welcome and at home. 

My Sunday request show was very sweet as always. I love these Sunday nights! 


What am I up to this week? 

I have 10 senior facilities this week, and I am looking forward to all of them as always. 

My Wednesday online show 7-8:30 mountain time will be a spin-the-wheel event where I’ll randomly pick songs from my songbook (laptop) where I have over 4700 songs to choose from. There will be some real surprises and some diversity that will be so much fun. Come on out! 

Thursday I’m playing for an event for a project called Puentes (Spanish for Bridges) that seeks to unify different southern Colorado communities for the common good of all. My good friend Sandy Dolak has put this together in Walsenburg, and I’m proud to lend my music to it. I’ll let you know how it goes. 

My Sunday online show 7-8:30 mountain time will be favorites and requests as always. These evenings are always special, and I’d love to have you join in as well. 


That’s it for this week. I hope to see you soon. 

Best always, 



Details this week: 

Who:  Tom Munch  
What:  playing and singing a second online concert of songs about songs and singing 
Where: and   
When:  Wednesday, August 24, 7-8:30 pm mountain time  

Who:  Tom Munch  
What:  playing and singing an online concert of favorites and requests 
Where: and   
When:  Sunday, August 28, 7-8:30 pm mountain time

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