Tag Archives: guitar

The Time That is Given

Well, we made it through another year of SUCK. Not as much suck as the previous year but it was no walk in the park. We cancelled Christmas plans because we weren’t going to risk exposure to that new variant. … Continue reading

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A Newer Girl in Town

So, shortly after Pippin left these shores for the Undying Lands, my neighbor took back his Gibson SG. He left the massive Fender Band Master amp because it’s such a back-breaker to move. I started playing the acoustic but it … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Guest

March seems to be going out like a lamb up here on the northern steppes. On Friday, the neighbors across the street were out in their front yard, enjoying adult beverages. My neighbor’s brother was there as well. Let’s call … Continue reading

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Getting Better – A Tender Progress

Hi Tricia! Thanks again for all the inadvertent web traffic. As documented previously, driving bus really aggravated my tendinitis. Playing guitar (well, fumbling at playing guitar) without significant pain in the back of either hand was impossible. The son of … Continue reading

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Conversion to Green Now Complete

Summer is quite here and I’ve been working hard to keep up with it. In the past week and a half I’ve mowed a couple times, fertilized the lawn, planted four-o’clocks and marigolds, applied weedkiller to the dandelions, seeded the … Continue reading

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School’s Out

Last Friday was the last day of school. Now the recovery begins. I was doing field trips in between my morning and afternoon routes the last couple weeks and the whole thing was grinding me down. My poor hands, which … Continue reading

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It Must Be A Sign

I found a guitar pick in the washing machine today. I guess that must be a rite of passage of some sort, coming right after losing a pick into the soundhole on an acoustic guitar. The fact that I can … Continue reading

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A Clear Case of Neglect

I just finished five days of solid work, spending so much time in front of my computer my ass got sore. That’s not a good thing. So before I plunge in again I’ve got to get some priorities back in … Continue reading

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Cersei Lannister Always Pays Her Debts

Or, The Guitar Lesson Never Ends My task of teaching myself the guitar got really sabotaged by breaking my ankle. I lost my calluses and couldn’t play the damn thing for nearly a year. I’ve had only marginal luck getting … Continue reading

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Played it ‘Til My Fingers Bled

I’ve tried a few times since breaking my ankle to get back into the groove on teaching myself guitar. For the first eight months or so it was pretty much a wash because you can’t play with one leg elevated. … Continue reading

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