this years i surived an ice storm and moved to lincoln where i started dating katie and living on a embers floor where i met lillian her daughter. i recorded music and did nothing and then i became broke. i did a medical study and then got a lot of money. after i got money it was june so i left and drove around the country for two months. in those two months i rode roller coasters, sprained my ankle, and swam in many waters. i went to austin, denver, lake arrowhead, chattagnooga, and portland. in portland panther, no panther made its second debut. during the summer my album VEGA was released on Gandhara Recordings. after that i came back to lincoln and got a job at open harvest, a grocery cooperative. i was really bad at the job but then i started being okay at it. i played a few shows with a lot of new music that had been resting inside of rusted barrel on a loading dock somewhere. i spent the month of october very sober and was proud of myself. now i am in ecuador spending the holidays with my family. at the beginning of 2009 i said to myself, this is the year when things will happen for me. i guess they kind of didnt but i have learned to be okay with that. i have things take time to grow and become other things. i have learned that being disciplined or passionate or pondering is not enough to make things happen. it is the consistency of these things and also luck and the order of the universe in which this planet that we all live on exists. i love everyone and feel tenderness toward everything.