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Leaping into Another Project (Soon!)

It’s my last chance to update the blog during the month of February—and an opportunity to get a February 29th time/date stamp—so here I am! Spring has made its presence known, though we’re currently experiencing a brief cool spell.  The Japanese magnolias, azaleas, and loropetalum (pink and white) are all in full bloom.  It’s time […]

New Hobby: Hammered Dulcimer!

For a long, long time, I’ve admired the sound of the hammered dulcimer.  I don’t even know for certain when I first heard the instrument or learned what it was, but I used to associate it with the Appalachian Mountains.  (More on that later…)  Maybe they were playing a CD in one of the souvenir […]