Category Archives: Education

Gaslighting

Gaslighting or gas-lighting is a form of mental abuse in which information is twisted or spun, selectively omitted to favor the abuser, or false information is presented with the intent of making victims doubt their own memory, perception, and sanity. … Continue reading

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Emergency Planning 2016

“Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.” ~ Mark Twain Emergencies come in all forms from severe weather, earthquakes, volcano eruptions, and civil unrest. Most of us prioritize thusly: family, friends, work. So when the roads close, … 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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Sax Pinkie Key Madness

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ~ Bob Marley Practicing for an upcoming concert and this little pinkie key run (at milepost 92) is kickin’ my hindermost. Still, it’s a lovely line, very … Continue reading

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The Perfect Clarinet

If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be. ~ Yogi Berra I have spent a lot of time helping family and friends find the perfect instrument within the constraints of their budgets. New musicians, young musicians, adult newbies and returning … 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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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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