Monday, September 11, 2023 - Taking in Beauty

I traveled over the weekend to our family cabins in New Mexico to close them for the winter, and seeing the beauty on the drive and at the cabins refreshed me like I knew it would. There’s just something about seeing the land and the creatures in it that makes me remember my connection to the earth. It’s something that’s easy to forget in our coddled lives. But when you slow down and let yourself sink into the horizon and the sights, smells, and sounds of a beautiful morning or evening it helps you remember. We really are part of this old earth with every element of our being. It’s kind of a joyous thing. I hope you are able to connect in that way too.


What have I been up to?

I had 8 senior facilities last week, and at one I even had an old friend sit in, and it was such a nice time. I love playing for these folks.

My Wednesday online show was playing Jimmy Buffett songs to honor his life and songwriting, and it was so much fun that the group asked to do his music again this week.

Thursday I played the final event of the season for the Yellow Pine Guest Ranch, and it was a wonderful evening of food and music and fundraising for the Spanish Peaks Alliance for Wildfire Protection. I’ll miss the ranch until next summer.

My Sunday online show was favorites and requests as always, and we did a bunch of unexpected songs including some that I’d never played for my online shows before. It was a blast!


What am I up to this week?

I have 8 senior facilities this week, and I’m really looking forward to all of them. It’s hard to explain the satisfaction of knowing you’re giving something of value to others. And as I always say, I get just as much or more out of it than they do.

Wednesday 10:30-1 I’m playing for the Senior Safari at the Pueblo Zoo once again. This is one of my favorite events of the year, and there will be friends and folks from my senior facilities out to see the zoo, eat some pizza, listen to my music, and play a little zoo bingo from 1-2. It’s part of senior week which is a free week at the zoo for all seniors. You can find out more here - Come on out!

My Wednesday online show 7-8:45 mountain time will be the music of Jimmy Buffett once again. Everyone had such a good time last week celebrating his life and music that they asked for another night. He had some great tunes, and I’m learning some more, so come on out!

My Sunday online show 7-8:45 mountain time will be favorites and requests as per usual, and it’s always a lovely evening of friends and music. I hope you’ll tune in too!


That’s it for this week. I hope you can take in some beauty this week. It’s so good for us!




Details this week:

Who:  Tom Munch
What: playing and singing
Where:  at the Pueblo Zoo for Senior Safari,
When:  Wednesday, September 13, 10:30-1

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing an online concert of Jimmy Buffett songs
Where: and  
When:  Wednesday, September 13, 7-8:45 pm mountain time

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing an online concert of favorites and requests 
Where: and  
When:  Sunday, September 17, 7-8:45 pm mountain time 

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