Hi Folks,

I have been working hard since the 'lock down' back in spring, to take advantage of the things that I can do while sheltering in place, that I haven't been able to do while living out of a backpack for many years. 

Here's what I've been up to.  I....

  • Joined a 'make your own sourdough starter' club. 
  • Grew a garden. 
  • Cut my hair off without looking.
  • Had my first summer in the south in 17 years. 
  • Caught up on my taxes. 
  • Floss regularly.
  • Canned my own cucumbers.
  • Learned to teach guitar lessons effectively on-line.
  • Improved my sight-reading skills.
  • Acquired many banjos and have begun to understand how they work.
  • Expanded my fiddle repertoire and learned to play in 'calico' tuning.
  • Have been playing in DADGAD and open D tuning
  • Have been working on my alternating thumb, finger-picking
  • Canoed in new-to-me parts of Canada including:  the Gammon, Bloodvein, Mattawa, Ottawa rivers

I am grateful for all that I have and my heart goes out to all the people who are on the front lines, who are unable to see their families, who are facing personal loss.  

take care folks,



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