I’ve been having a hard time sleeping of late, mostly because I’m having difficulty quieting those crazy thoughts that bounce around inside my head. This morning I didn’t have a problem getting up early – my mind was racing about who our next associate clarinet will be, even though I really don’t have much to do with it, in the obvious sense of it. I do not envy Ixi, Richie, or anyone else on the committee – not only is it a tough decision, but also because they have to listen to 90+ Buffet Artistes wannabes play the same 20 measures of music, over, and over, and over… In any event, I’m anxious to see what comes of this, and I hope I start getting some peaceful nights of sleep. At the very least maybe I can put this insomnia to good use, like going to the gym or figuring out cold fusion.