Hello all! My name is Todd and I am super lucky to have a wonderful wife and two wonderful children to share each day with!
We call a small cottonwood filled valley in the middle of Arizona our home. We live in a town called Cornville, but the truth is it takes longer to get there (“there” being a gas station, post office, feed store/mercantile, and some homes) than it does to get to Cottonwood where there are things like restaurants, bike shops, a dance studio, and a Walmart. More stuff. We have lived in the same home for 18 years and while it is falling apart most days we continue to grow and thrive and be usually content.
We were married in the park just down the street on a heavenly June day. Our kids are both healthy and blessed with kindness and gratitude. We are super fortunate to have a pretty close family. My mother-in-law lives in Cottonwood and we get to spend a lot of time with her. My dad lives in California and my mom in Oregon. I miss seeing them more often, but I speak with my dad several times a week and my mom a little less often. I think that on the whole, we are a good and close family.
My wife recently opened a new location for a dance studio she has had for about 10 years or so. It is really nice and we are lucky to be able to contribute to the community in this way. Dance is good for the soul.
* I say that with this side note: I danced like a lunatic for many years. When I quit drinking, I quit dancing. Hmmmm. I can rationalize that the same way I rationalize the non-writing of poems. I used to write many poems. When I met my wife I pretty much stopped because all my “poems” came true. I think I am still dancing inside and I am still writing poems each day. I am living them. I know that sounds kinda lame, but most days I feel like it is true. And that is good for me.
These last couple of weeks I have been busy at the dance studio. Yesterday, I finished getting the lower barres installed in the large room. Very nice.
I am looking forward to the class as it is a great community of support, dreams and hopes, and troubleshooting tactics. I am going to get this blog looking a bit better in the near future.