July 2010 Archives

In a rut

Not us, of course. I’m talking about our neighbors, the cows. The “next door” property is 20 acres of fenced land covered with cane grass. The owner leases the land to a rancher for pasture.  Cane grass is thick, clumped and grows to eight feet tall, but when mowed, becomes a nice lawn. When the  rancher moved four cattle to the land, they started eating the fringe of the property where the owner had already Continue reading

Still crazy, after all these years

I first started doing it when i was seventeen. Church services on Wednesday night, Sunday morning and Sunday night. Later, in a bar 5 or 6 nights a week. Years of weekend gigs and weddings at the Elks, or Moose…or VFW halls. Followed by years of leading a church band. And filling in for the “real” church organist for vacation and weekends off. So after 40…..yes, forty!….years of playing the organ in various venues, why Continue reading

Rainbow in the Backyard

Rainbow in the Backyard

Still crazy, after all these years

I first started doing it when i was seventeen. Church services on  Wednesday night, Sunday morning and Sunday night. Later, in a bar 5 or 6 nights a week. Years of weekend gigs and weddings at the Elks, or Moose…or VFW halls. Followed by years of leading a church band. And filling in for the “real” church organist for vacation and weekends off. So after 40…..yes, forty!….years of playing the organ in various venues, why Continue reading

The gnat ate my homework…..

My old laptop seemed to lose another function every few days….so I backed it up and went looking for a new computer. I found the new HP Touchsmart PC at Wallyworld. I wasn’t looking for a touch screen, but the ‘puter fit all my other needs: BIG screen, wireless mouse and keyboard, and it’s nice and compact. No PC tower! No wires! So, it is now home, set up and …..generally…..good. Except for the gnats. Continue reading