Category Archives: Community

Pheasants in the Backyard

Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings. ~ Victor Hugo Suzy and I wandered into the kitchen just in time to … Continue reading

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Does Your Car Say a lot about You, Your Life?

“Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” ~ George Carlin I was taking my wife out to lunch and we passed a car on the … Continue reading

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Not in my Neighborhood ~ Homeless Squatters

“You can spend the money on new housing for poor people and the homeless, or you can spend it on a football stadium or a golf course.” ~ Jello Biafra Recently some homeless people were discovered squatting in a house … Continue reading

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Finding that *Perfect* Community Band

I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was … Continue reading

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Bucket List #3 ~ Attend NAMM ~ check

If you have a music bucket list, attending NAMM at least once should be on it. NAMM 2015 was held in Anaheim this year and hosted over 75,000 attendees. Opening day included a visit by the Disneyland band. The best … Continue reading

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Bothell Crows

We learned to be patient observers like the owl. We learned cleverness from the crow, and courage from the jay, who will attack an owl ten times its size to drive it off its territory. But above all of them … Continue reading

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Ray Guyll, music teacher extraordinaire and my friend

To his many friends and all ships at sea, RAY HAS LEFT THE BUILDING! A great light has been extinguished.  I am so, so sorry. “SO LONG PAL.” ~ Bill Sheehan Suzy and I have lost an amazing music teacher … Continue reading

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