Author Archives: Gandalfe

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra, and enjoy time with family and friends.

Complaint Corner: Why do I have to Pay for Music?

From the Austin Music People page on Facebook: Someone complained about an experience they had at an Austin music venue last night, and the club owner responded this morning. Hello [Owner], I was here on Saturday night, and we specifically … Continue reading

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Spiders: Care and Feeding of your Roommates

“The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.” ~ William Blake I posted a funny picture on FB regarding spiders and a friend of mine said, “Spiders looking to our homes for winter refuge is a misconception. I … Continue reading

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The Politics of Friends

“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.” ~  John F. Kennedy I … Continue reading

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Glasses, the Bane of My Life

“I can honestly say I love getting older. Then again, I never put my glasses on before looking in the mirror.” ~ Cherie Lunghi I remember getting glasses in first grade. I had been chastised by my teacher because I … Continue reading

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Chickens, oh my …

I like chicken a lot because chicken is generous – that is to say, it’s obedient. It will do whatever you tell it to do.  ~ Maya Angelou This Spring we finally picked up four female chicken. There they are … Continue reading

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Revolution

Taken from a conversation on the senseless killings by the police of black people and the coming revolution … Tess: So Stanley, what’s next? I wasn’t around for the 60s but what is the final catalyst for a complete and … Continue reading

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Summer uke Project ~ Take One

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…” ~ Susan Polis Schutz Some years ago I was called upon to recommend a ukulele for some cute girls from my sister Deb’s in-law side of the family. … Continue reading

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