Salvation Army Fundraising

My neighbor Ken asked me to help try and raise some money for the Salvation Army at a local supermarket. I brought the boys. They were very gracious, even with those little infernal bells we kept ringing. I didn’t think they minded me using them as bait

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The Dark and Wild Woods

Along the shady wooded path, Not ours to know what lies ahead, Walk on we must To and beyond what Pit, fallen bough, or wooded creature we dread. With a huntsman’s bow and quiver, Straight spine and sure foot, Whatsoever springs upon us Overcome or not, we

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Some ‘Best’ Things in Life

gino vannelli piano

Turns out this century-old piece of lyrical furniture, the latest addition to my home music room, is in pretty fine form, save for a few low notes that go ‘bonk’, then choke a little—nothing that new strings couldn’t cure. No cracks on the harmony board, pinblock or

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2017 Masterclasses with Gino Vannelli

gino vannelli masterclasses

So glad we have found the opportunity to organize two weeks of Masterclasses in Portland this summer. Always a great a pleasure. Gino July 24 – July 28, 2017 July 31 – August 04, 2017 Two weeks, five days per week Two separate masterclasses The Art of

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