Category Archives: music

happy st. patrick’s day

Here’s to the land of the shamrock so green. Here’s to each lad and his darlin’ Colleen. Here’s to the ones we love dearest and most. May God bless old Ireland, that’s this Irishman’s toast! And top o’ the mornin’ … Continue reading

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hallelujah, a journey, a song

Do you remember Leonard Cohen? Judy Collins’ singing “Suzanne” and “Bird on the Wire”? I still remember all the words. Have you loved the song “Hallelujah”? I don’t know the words. This documentary about Leonard Cohen’s life and song-writing journey … Continue reading

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how to ignore winter

We’ve had very little snow, but the fog and rain make for a gray winter.  It’s January and I’m counting down the days until April. What are you doing to get through the weeks until Spring? I am taking violin … Continue reading

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pass the tequila

Oh, I am so happy to say goodbye to 2022! Today I’m planning to make a vat of what I call “Lily’s Soup” (I blogged about it earlier this fall) and freeze most of it for future winter meals. The … Continue reading

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christmases past

This popped up on YouTube and I want to share this rendition of “I Heard the Bells” with you all. The pictures of the Civil War battles reminded me of my great-great-grandfather, William Henry Winslow, who died in December, 1862, … Continue reading

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holiday banjo?

I pray that Banjo Man doesn’t see this and be inspired to start practicing again.

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love me some cello

We’re traveling today, heading to Austin to get the Christmas party started at last. Gifts are tucked into suitcases, as are warm clothes. Texas is cold right now! I hope you enjoy this video. Because this cellist enjoys the outdoors … Continue reading

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to prove i’m not a scrooge

I do like Christmas trees. I really do. But now that it’s just the two of us, hauling tubs of ornaments upstairs and unpacking ornaments seems a little…exhausting.  Especially since we’re spending the holidays in Texas. I have lovely memories … Continue reading

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cabinfest 2022

Cougar Creek Band knows how to put on a party. Joe, one of our younger members, had the brilliant idea to reunite the band up at Banjo Man’s newly-finished (after more than three years of renovations, repairs and finish work) … Continue reading

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you never even called me by name

During the eight days of Banjo Man’s hospital adventures, I was treated kindly by many, many strangers who worked for the hospital systems.  And such kindness was very much appreciated. To my bemusement (is that a word?) the women at … Continue reading

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