I attended my first ZooTunes concert recently to hear to ukelele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro. Jake is from Hawaii (!) and a truly amazing musician. Plus, he looks like he’s having so much fun on stage, it’s infectious. The ZooTunes concerts are wonderfully casual, and we snuck in some wine along with our picnic foods. “Professional” […]
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I had the pleasure of seeing Grand Master Jimmy Mirikitani at the Wing Luke Museum recently. If you haven’t seen the film, The Cats of Mirikitani, please stop reading now and find a copy and watch it. For me, it’s a testament to love and a spirit that would not be extinguished. Jimmy Mirikitani was […]
Lucky, Kai and I spent the weekend exploring the quaint town of La Conner, and doing a little hiking near Deception Pass. There was more eating and drinking than hiking, I’m afraid. But the weather was unexpectedly lovely, and a good time was had by all critters, both two- and four-legged.
…peace of mind, anyway. There’s been so much disturbing news recently – wars, natural disasters, nuclear meltdowns, that I’ve found myself needing a calming project to take my mind off these issues for a while. My friend Beth introduced me to Clover pom-pom makers and I’ve been making pom-poms like crazy. They’re so fun, are […]