I sort of have disappeared lately.
Last year I taught one day a week at a brand new charter school about an hour away.
It is outside of Madison, IN - the town I wrote a commissioned Broadway-style musical for the bicentennial in 2009.
I had a great year, the kids were wonderful and we did 3 of my musicals.
But I was not really planning on staying, so I will not return this year.
So I sort of re-retired from teaching!
My running obsession has continued and I now am looking towards my first 100-mile ultra next April.
Lately I have been doing longer and longer mileage trail events - this summer 2 50Ks (31 miles) and last week's ultra was 54 miles. I enjoy it and trust me, I go gently down the trail. Ultras like this are about getting from point A to B and not worrying so much about speed and time (except to make the final cutoffs).
So now I am beginning to work on songs for a one-man school show called "Celebrate Indiana" for our state's bicentennial in 2016. I will start doing preview shows next spring. I also will continue doing my school presentations about creative writing, reading and composing. They are a lot of fun and pay well.
I am also getting some other bicentennial curriculum materials ready including posters and banners about Indiana using my photography work.
So I am not sitting around watching TV, but still being a busy guy and enjoying my family and grandkids.
I am very blessed.