I am writing you from my host’s home in Salt Lake City Utah. Last night the lovely pianist Michele McLaughlin hosted a house concert in her beautiful home and a few dozen people came out to hear us play. We told stories and played her gorgeous Fazioli piano which overlooks the valley. It was the perfect “piano parlour soiree” and the appropriate setting for me to premiere work from my newest collection of piano solos, “Another Time, Another Place.” Some members of the audience had driven all the way from Idaho, Montana to enjoy this intimate piano experience, and that it was. During intermission those gathered here nibbled on refreshments and mingled and told us their stories. I received hugs from almost everyone. One person had recently lost her brother unexpectedly and in the tears she shed during “After All,” she found healing. Another told me that each Christmas for the past 15 years her family has gathered around to the sounds of “In the Heart of Winter,” and another told me that he was “dragged here” and reluctant to go to a piano concert but was oh so glad he did because now he just felt better. And that’s what it’s all about. I feel better too—when I compose music and share it with you.