There is lots of news to report this month. First, I suffered a running-related injury on Oct. 29th and could not run for nearly the whole month of November. Not being able to run was agony. I now realize that I am addicted to running. I finally am recovered and am returning to my training with a vengeance. I am looking forward to training hard in 2008 and competing in a number of races during the year.
In other news, I saw the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on Nov. 24th. The MSO performed Bethoven’s eighth symphony and two other works. What a beautiful concert! It was a wonderful experience and I will never forget it. (I am a huge fan of Bethoven.)
According to Don, “We appreciate anything you'd want to say about the musical style of our group. But there's another side to the band that is probably not well known. This band is not just a group of musicians. The band is a corporation that has been granted tax-exempt status by the IRS. The band has a strong track record of supporting community service programs”.
“Even though the band is still investing in its future (building up its sound system, setting aside money to produce a second CD), in 2007 we were able to donate 50% of band income to local service projects. We expect that in 2008 that the percentage of donations