Many a Mickle

I started thinking about proverbs this week with regards to my ongoing fund-raising campaign for my book: Wings Are Handy Things. If you wish to donate you can check it out here.   I’m thinking of the proverb: Many a mickle makes a muckle. Do you know it? It’s a...

The Way of the Instigator

I had a weekend away with the choir recently and it was a blast. But good times don’t always happen by themselves. Sometimes they require an instigator. Are you an instigator?   I’m surprised that most of the other guys in my choir don’t seem to want to...

Exit Strategy – What is your legacy?

I’m recently back from a visit to Vancouver. It was pretty brief and I had plenty to do so I knew that meeting the many friends I have made in three decades of life there was going to be impossible. That’s why I tried to keep the visit hush-hush. It nearly worked too....

How to be Del Rey – Part 2 of 2

Del Rey has been a reader of The Ukulele Entertainer eNewsletter since it began in 2009. In How to be Del Rey Part 1 she told us about her start as a musician: learning classical guitar from the TV in the rec. room of the trailer court where she lived. Today she talks...

Just Another Ukulele Festival?

I was proud to be asked to headline a brand-new ukulele festival on Saturday: Walkington Ukulele Festival. Walkington has the picturesque look of one of those quaint English chocolate-box villages that TV has us trained to believe hosts exactly one murder a week...

How to be Del Rey – Part 1 of 2

I moved up to Seattle from Southern California in 1997; same year I sold my car. I partially picked this city because it had functional transportation. I grew up mostly in the south-west of the United States between Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas,...
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