Category Archives: Hobbies

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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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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Composition of Love and Family

Nothing goes by luck in composition. It allows of no tricks. The best you can write will be the best you are. ~ Henry David Thoreau Just before my senior year in high school, my dad was relocated to Minneapolis … 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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A Cold Summer for the Emerald City in 2014

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo I’m sitting here finishing some projects and looking out the window here near the Emerald City aka Seattle. Mid to high 50s most … Continue reading

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Project du Jour: Little Free Libraries

“If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.” ~ Frank Zappa Recently a friend of mine reminded me of the Little Free Libraries. Lauren is building her first house and … Continue reading

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Abandoned, Photos from Another Time

“In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.” ~ Patti Smith This photo is taken from Jake Heppner’s The 38 Most Haunting Abandoned Places On Earth. For Some Reason, I … Continue reading

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