Some corrections to my last post:  Theatre in St Joseph was the Robideaux,  A beautiful 1927 Art-Deco structure with oriental rugs hanging on the walls.  Just what I love!

Had a night off on Thursday Feb 2nd while at Overland Park, KS—-its a suburb of Kansas City, as it turns out.  So I went out with my pal Beau Bledsoe and had a fabulous time at a jazz place called Grunauer (with the umlaut…).  The theater in Overland Park is called Yardley Hall and its a 1600 seater that is just state-of-the-art.  Show was a blast!

I flew back to Minneapolis for a few days and, now, tomorrow I’m off to Washington DC for the final show of this tour.  Its at the Cultural Arts Center,  Montgomery College.  That’s all I know about it.

A RUMI poem I came across:

This being human is a guest house.

Every morning       a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes

as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and attend them all!  Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows

who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture,  still

treat each guest honorably.   He may be clearing you out

for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them all

at the door laughing, and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,    because each has been sent

as a guide from beyond.