Chapter 1: The Return And The Arrival

I have returned.  I’m back in beautiful Laguna Niguel, after a 10 day excursion to Hava Nashira and Chicago.  Both Todd Kessler and Ryan Leszner jammed out during my set at the UnCommon Ground in Chicago.  Little did I know Jeff Buckley performed at the same venue right before he blew up… got big… you know what I’m talking about.  Our set was short and sweet, following a set by Chicago’s locals The Damn Choir.  After we played Model Stranger closed out the night.  I was lucky enough to have a group of friends who came out to support us.    Following our set I found out WNUR 89.3 FM has been playing “Constellation,” on the radio.  Looks like we are building a buzz in Chicago, and need to come back in the fall.  I have returned.

Today I arrive at Camp Alonim.  I have heard so many great stories about this wonderful camp, and can’t wait to experience them.  During the school year, I have grown up going to shabbatons at Brandeis Bardin and have looked at all the murals without really understanding the significance to the summer community.  Now for the first time, I will try to understand.  I love Jewish summer camp.  Let the arrival begin.