We Drink a Cup of Kindness Yet, For…

Happy New Year! For some of us, it’s a reason to purchase a new calendar. For others, it’s a renewal, regeneration, rebirth- a time for a new start. For others, it’s not much of anything…

We tried to sing, but every time we reached the chorus, we got teary and couldn’t finish… So, we did the next best thing…

Our small token gift to you….




Auld Lang Syne

Our Really Big Tent

Our journey to the annual Willow Folk Festival begins tomorrow, and in preparation we decided it would be a good idea last Sunday to set up our tent in the back yard.
The tent we’d been using the past couple of years was not our favorite, and when I found a tent on clearance last November we were more than happy to dispose of the old one at our spring yard sale.
Since this one was new we figured we better make sure it’s okay before we go.

I’m sure the reason this one was left over was because it was initially expensive and big. Did I mention big?
Tents can be like purses or shoes, it’s hard to find the exact right fit for the occasion.

Yes, you mostly just sleep in them, so what’s the big deal? Well if it rains you spend more time in them then you’d like, and this is a music festival, so we have our guitars to keep in there too, and you have to move around in them with all the stuff you bring.

Well this one is plenty big, really big. Like I never have seen a tent this big. It even has a door frame. And a porch/awning thing. It took us 15 minutes just to figure out how to put the rain flap on.
Like the Taj Mahal in nylon.

The guaranteed waterproof part will come in handy though. The forecast is not too good. Rain Friday, really hot on Saturday followed by really really hot on Sunday. Oh well, the past couple of years have been cold, so it all balances out.

Well, that’s what makes for an adventure, so stay tuned for photos and stories next week.

Independence day

we’re celebrating our independence today.  It’s a metaphor, of sorts, since we are dependent on other countries for oil, which makes us a second rate county with no power.
But that’s another post.
Today we are enjoying summers pleasures of sun, food, friends, fun, and life in general in the usa. 
The company I work for is directly across the river in town from the launch site for the fireworks.   Can’t have a better seat.  We bring a dish to pass, guitars, friends, and an anticipation for the later festivities.  Things blow up directly over us, in wonderful colors and sounds. 
A good way to celebrate and start a vacation.

A new guitar!!

Since the title of my blog is what my friends call me, I should mention that I did get a new guitar last week.   It’s a Larrivee LSV 11.   Someone won it from a guitar magazine, and didn’t care for it for some strange reason. They traded it in for a Taylor. I’ve had two Taylors, and my wife has a Taylor, but, my first love is the Larrivee brand. The Larrivee couldn’t be sold for new, since it was technically not, so I got it for a used price.  I love it. . .