Oops. I did it again. As a Gen X guy, who is too humble to share, I have been reminded I’ve been selfish. So, what do I have to share? This year I had an article published in a dental journal about nitrous oxide. I also lectured on that topic at the annual Academy of General Dentistry meeting in Las Vegas last week. It is hot there. No, 112 degrees is hot no matter how you look at the humidity. I still feel a bit dehydrated actually. No, I didn’t gamble and rarely get a lottery ticket, LOL!
I’ve been quite busy with my nine year old daughter’s activities. Elisabeth made her Nashville Opera debut in the spring with the Bizet’s Carmen. She’ll be in the Roxy’s upcoming Wizard of Oz and the Nashville Opera’s fall production of Puccini’s Tosca. My wife and I are so proud!
Alex continues to be a classic six year old boy as he loves Star Wars and Legos. He has my gift (or lack thereof) for music unlike his mother and sister. It’s cool. I was a lot like him at that age and I turned out rather normal-ish.
If you haven’t been in this year to see me professionally, then you have missed out on free Solar Eclipse glasses. Since February, we’ve handed out custom printed glasses for August 21. We actually ran out as people would ask for extras (and I didn’t account for that) so we are onto the unprinted ones. Hotels are booked and traffic is expected to be 3-4 times heavier that day. Schools are out as well. I’m proud to say we were the first ones in Clarksville to do something for this rare moment. Truthfully, I got the idea when the family and I went to St. Louis last summer and we went to the Science Center there in Forest Park. They told us about it and looked up home on the map to see we were indeed in the zone for the total eclipse. I ordered the glasses from the same company they got theirs.