May calm prevail in the wake of the storm.
Thoughts, prayers, and donations to relief organizations combine to help our friends in and on the Atlantic pick up the pieces of Hurricane Dorian where possible. If a donation is something you can consider, take a few minutes a look for orgs that give as much as possible of your donation to those in need. Here's one link I found.

Hurricane Relief

Speaking of taking action, how about Little Caesars?
Started up by Mike and Marian Ilitch in 1959, their first eatery was in Garden City, MI (where I'm playing on 9/21).
And a song is born.

On the horizon (and in the process of filling remaining dates for
Florida January 25 and 27-31 and
the Pacific Northwest, April 13-25...thanks for your ideas):

13 Albany, NY ~ Eighth Step Coffeehouse
14 Middleborough, MA ~2:30 PM Joe Davies Folk Festival
15 Provincetown, MA ~ 5-6 PM Great Music @ 5 series at the UU
18 Douglas, MI ~ 7 PM @ Unity on the Lakeshore
19 East Lansing, MI ~ 7-8 PM East Lansing Public Library
20 Ann Arbor, MI ~ 8 PM Greenwood Coffeehouse
21 Garden City, MI ~ 5:30 food, 6:30 music Garden City Presbyterian Church
22 West Bloomfield, MI ~ 3 & 4:30 PM West Bloomfield Public Library
23 Wixom, MI ~ Wixom Elementary School
27 Brewster, MA ~ 7:30 Lower Cape Indivisible fundraiser, First Parish Brewster * with Max Cohen on guitar and Lisa Brown on percussion, raising money for the Florida Restoration Rights Coalition

4 Mequon, WI ~ 7:30 PM Wisconsin Singer Songwriter Series (WSSS)
5 St Croix Falls, WI ~ 7 PM Dancing Dragonfly Winery (7th Annual)
6 Rochester, MN ~ 9 & 11 AM guest speaker @ First UU Church
6 Minneapolis, MN ~ 4 PM ~ First Universalist Church of Minneapolis
7 Kenosha, WI ~ 7 PM Meals That Matter fundraiser at Immanuel UMC
13 Quincy, MA ~ 10:30 AM ~ Church of the Presidents UU guest speaker
18 Shelburne Falls, MA ~ private event
19 Rochester, NY ~ 7:30 PM concert @ Unity of Greater Rochester
20 Honesdale PA ~ 5 PM ~ RiverFolk Concerts
27 Salt Lake City UT ~ 10:30 guest speaker, Center for Spiritual Living SLC
27-31 Moab, UT ~ Moab Folk Camp!


2 Glen Allen, VA ~ 8 PM Shady Grove Coffeehouse
3 Gaithersburg, MD ~ 7:30 PM Gaithersburg Art Barn sponsored by WFMA
22 Wauwatosa, WI ~ 7:30 PM Unity Center Milwaukee
23 St Charles, IL ~ 7:30 PM Fine Line Creative Arts Center
24 Evanston, IL ~ 2 PM concert @ Unity on the North Shore

Once again, bears repeating.
“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
Anne Frank

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
Charles Dickens

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”
Maya Angelou

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”
Barack Obama

“We only have what we give.”
Isabel Allende