Category Archives: Music

Summer Camp ?

For $2300, you can send your kids to a 10 day session designed to improve their social media skills. Offered in London, Melbourne and here in California, the program includes instruction in lighting and camera work, writing, blogging, self-promotion, marketing, … Continue reading

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Crayola

We all started out with the basic 8 colors. That’s all we needed. Introduced by Binney and Smith in 1903, they sold for a nickel, and no doubt had the same fragrance we all remember on opening the box…the smell … Continue reading

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When Doves Cry

Heading out on the first day of Spring, I came upon a pair of birds at an intersection near home. They would not budge. They almost stared into my windshield as I approached. I ended up going around them. I … Continue reading

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Spamalot ???

With the utmost respect for all things Monty Python, this post asks a very different question. Since more than 90 % of the items in my spam folder are attached to one particular post, will the spammers go away if … Continue reading

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Obvious Child

“I’m accustomed to a smooth ride Or maybe I’m a dog who’s lost its bite I don’t expect to be treated like a fool no more I don’t expect to sleep through the night.” From Obvious Child, a 1990 song … Continue reading

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Stix the Moonshiner

“All these years, I was a laborer trying to be an artist, or a steelworker trying to be an artist. I was an artist.” Ricky Syers. Puppeteer, Artist, Musician, Street Performer.

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Sinkable

While many mourned the death of Carrie Fisher, I was curious about her mother’s reaction, the unthinkable sadness of losing a child, at any age. We didn’t have to wait long to find out. Debbie Reynolds died a day after … Continue reading

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