9/27/16 Debates and Mandolins

Yes, I watched the debate. I was not impressed. Hillary promises things she can’t deliver while claiming her plan will create millions of jobs without increasing the national debt by raising taxes on the wealthy. Trump promises to create millions of jobs by cutting taxes on corporations. Neither one is likely to do either one.…

9/17/16 More Mando

I sure am having a good time here at the Monroe Mandolin Camp. Thanks Mike and Heidi, for working so hard to ensure everyone has a good time. The setting is beautiful. The accommodations are delightful. The food is better. The musical camaraderie is best. There is a full moon hovering over Nashville tonight. I…

9/15/16 Vanderbilt and Mando-Camp

The Mando camp is underway. I have had the great fortune of reacquainting myself with many friends I met last year, some of whom have returned from every point on the compass from around the globe. The number of Aussies attending is remarkable, thus this remark. France, Denmark, and Sweden are represented, too. I will…

9/13/16 Grrrrrrr…..

Ever been in a hurry and need to urgently complete some simple task on your computer only to have your computer decide to fail to cooperate in every manner? That is me this morning. My computer, printer, and internet connections are all like wayward mules, the smell of sweet feed in the hot evening breeze,…

10/8/15 Monroe Mandolin Camp 2015

Early in September, I had the pleasure of being able to attend the Monroe Mandolin Camp held in a beautiful setting in Kingston Springs, Tennessee, just West of Nashville. Mike Compton and Heidi Herzog went to great efforts to produce and host a delightful experience. What a good time I had. If you are interested…