Tag Archives: Banjo

Being Inside the Music

Music is a very important part of my life. I like to think of myself as a musician. Not necessarily an outstanding musician, but a musician nevertheless. My earliest memory of music in my life is being a member of … Continue reading

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A Tale Worth Telling

If you have been following my blog for any time at all, you know that each year my wife and I take at least one trip to John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina. If you haven’t, now you … Continue reading

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First Place/Number One/The Best

I have this affliction. Maybe affliction is too strong a word to use here, but sometimes it feels like an affliction. You see, I always want to be the best. This has been going on for most of my life. … Continue reading

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. . . and another thing . . .

Since I have not posted a rant lately about things that bug me, I thought this might be the right time and the right topic. The question to be answered is, “Why do some people put themselves in situations where … Continue reading

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Heroes, Gurus, and Friends

We all have them. I know that labeling people is not a popular thing to do, but these three labels should not get anyone’s bloomers in a knot. After all, these are all very complimentary. Hero – 1: a mythological … Continue reading

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Customs and Mores

I am currently reading a delightful book entitled¬†Whistling Woman (Appalachian Journey).¬†The listed author is C C Tillery, but the book is actually a collaboration between two sisters, Christy and Caitlyn, who have both authored books under their own names. In … Continue reading

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Can You Teach an Old Goat New Tricks?

Now I know that you all are thinking of the old adage “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” but we are not going to talk about dogs in this post. We are, in fact, going to talk about … Continue reading

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