Feb 2017 I was working on a improvisation exercise for a student the other day, and an unexpected melody began to blossom out of it. As I worked it out, something inside me said "record this and send it to J.C." J.C. is an old friend of mine from high school. He's a great guitar player, and a wonderful person. I followed that instinct, not knowing that J.C. had been going through a terrible, stressful time in his life, and in his words, that little tune I sent him was just what he needed at the time. I don't know what you would call events like this, but I'm glad that I listened.