Category Archives: My World

The Life of a Musician ~ Take 123

Only a dedicated musician would take $20,000 in instruments in his $500 car, 50 miles one way to make $20. ~ Anon The holiday season is upon us and for most musicians this is a busy time. I am an … Continue reading

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How Important are You?

I’ve seen these two posts on Facebook this week and it kinda struck home. This first one is a data spew that I found fascinating: This next one is from the aspect of space, a place that always makes me … Continue reading

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Pricing your Band ~ A Lesson in Economics

My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time. ~ Steve Jobs I have been running the Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra for approaching 12 years. Three to … 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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Bunny and Duck Love

How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude! ~ Emily Dickinson Suzy and I were on our morning walk and were surprised during the one mile travail to find two bunnies running about. We live near … Continue reading

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Guide to Late Bloomers ~ Returning to Music Performance

“If I were to begin life again, I would devote it to music. It is the only cheap and unpunished rapture upon earth.” ~ Sydney Smith Baby boomers are retiring in very large numbers. They are selecting hobbies that are … Continue reading

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Retirement Tales ~ Year One

“You know Jim, I’ve discovered that the more time one has, the more time one wastes.” ~ Byron Roberts (Suzy’s Dad) after hearing me talk about only having one job after retiring from the Army Reserves. Last year at this … Continue reading

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