I’m physically preparing myself for a substantial weekend to ring in the first of October. I did some heavy drumming Sunday as you may know. Well, now I have a damaged joint from that and a a crushed pinky from some stupid folding chairs. I wasn’t thinking about my weekend, which includes several drumming performances… Continue reading Whoa! Big Weekend Approaching
Spring is great, but I seem to forget that it means one of the hardest times for my allergies…ever! I was doing okay at first, but as of tonight I’m feeling pretty miserable from a stuffy head and chest. I spread Vic’s all over my chest and throat, but that’s just not cutting it. Lucky… Continue reading Runny Nose, Anyone?
Today marks the beginning of Spring and it’s somewhat rainy and cool. Not a bad way to start spring, though we were given a week’s warmth and sunshine that makes this change a little sour. Yesterday was my son’s birthday party, and it happened to be overcast and cool. Could’ve been better, but you just… Continue reading We got Sprung
St. Patrick’s Day is the celebration of Saint Patrick, an English (or perhaps Scottish) immigrant who cleansed the land of pesky pagans. The story, as it goes these days, was that he used a clover as a symbol for the Trinity, which apparently did well to win people over. The shamrock was was always a… Continue reading The Luck o the Irish
Quite a bit of drumming this month so far. This past weekend I did two engagements; one for Art on the Square on the Gainesville, GA downtown square, and another at Gainesville’s Harvest of Hope celebration for 2005. Art on the Square is an art show held annually at this time of year for the… Continue reading Ring in the Fall Season
Bonny, my `94 Pontiac Bonneville, finally kicked the bucket yesterday on my drive home. I’ve written about her recently – about an accident for which I still have not secured any funds for due to a State Patrol officer’s form-filling failure (damn you!). She was unable to deliver me home on this last trip; she… Continue reading Curtains for Bonny
With TV cameras banned from the court, Sky News is recreating each day’s events using court transcripts and carefully selected actors. Granted, Edward Moss is no virgin to playing Michael Jackson (excuse the pun), but it does seem a little odd that Sky is doing this. Judge Judy is one thing, but this is an… Continue reading Moss Does Jackson for Your Viewing Pleasure
Just as the vernal equinox appears to be more variable than they’ve led us to believe, Easter has a similar scheduling nightmare. As it turns out, the Vatican has held rights to the position of Easter in our calendar (admittedly, theres anyway), though it is noticeably in contrast to the astronomical projections of the same… Continue reading Viewer’s Guide to Spring’s First Full Moon
For those of you in the Northern Hemisphere, welcome spring! If you don’t see any differences around here, hold down your “SHIFT” key and click the refresh button. That will refresh this pages style sheet and show you spring’s colors. Incidentally, it’s 38°F outside – it doesn’t feel much like spring in the morning yet.
From what I’m reading, spring starts earlier now. I missed this fact growing up – perhaps no one cared enough to tell me. But Space.com tells us (scientifically) that spring starts no later than March 20th in the Northern Hemisphere. In fact, it actually starts on March 19th for all but the eastern states. There’s… Continue reading Spring is Nigh!