Hi Erika, +1 on the guitar!! I was entirely too anal when I was younger ... if my playing wasn't "perfect" I'd just get frustrated and put the dang things away. Now being a really old dude ... 43 ... I keep a couple guitars sitting out around the house and can grab one, play a bit, and unwind --- it's actually kind of fun adding my own sound track to the news or whatever other drivel happens to be on the tube! [I'm still not any good - but I sure do enjoy it a LOT more now!] RonL. -----Original Message----- From: Erika Meyer [mailto:emeyer at lclark.edu] I started playing guitar again for the first time since high school. I found it so much easier to learn now, than then. I'm looser now. I am less afraid... and I have enough pain that I can really put something into the music.