Only time for a brief post today as things here in Springfield are keeping me busy with 16 hour days but it’s worth it to enjoy the unique satisfaction of a productive, sincere, and provocative board retreat. The first half of the retreat went off without a hitch and everyone walked away feeling invigorated and very positive. Granted, it helps when the organization is in a very good place to begin with but the board, administrators, music director, and musicians understand the reality of the economy. Fortunately, they aren’t letting that get in their way. More to come but in the meantime, here is some yin and yang to balance your day.