Fiddle lessons for my son are slow in getting started. I'm trying to keep it fun by playing Star Wars music and other things he recognizes, but it's uncomfortable learning to hold the thing, so I will limit the lessons to five minutes at a time for now. I hope he will learn to like playing, but I think it will be a long term process.
The great American novel is coming along well. I am not a full-time anything, let alone author, but my progress has become more steady due to the waiting time I have on the bus trips I drive. Since the games or tours usually take at least 3 hours, that gives me time to advance the story a little each week, so as long as I stick to the task, I think I can finish the book, and you will be updated on this subject as the months roll on.
Someone is really checking out my Criddle page this month, so if it's you and you're reading this, I've got another Opossum in the works, and I'm currently working on the neck. It will be outfitted with persimmon, and I'm going to call it "Carpe Didelphis".
So long for now.