Backyard Wildlife Certification in progress!

My wife, Holly, and I have been aware of the Backyard Wildlife Certification for some years now. Because we’ve always kept a quite hectic performing schedule, we’ve not been home much over the past few years. With COVID-19, we are finding ourselves with more time on our hands, and decided to start getting our yardContinue reading “Backyard Wildlife Certification in progress!”

POTA Activation, and Hiking, Mounds State Park 7/13/2020

Mounds State Park is Indiana’s smallest state park. Located in Anderson, Indiana, about 45 minutes North of Indy, it’s a lovely park with some great hiking opportunities. On this day, we were visiting for two reasons—to hike trails 1 and 2 (which form a loop), and to activate the park for the ham radio ParksContinue reading “POTA Activation, and Hiking, Mounds State Park 7/13/2020”

Row to Hoe–an original song about my father

My father was an interesting character. Started his life by losing his mother when he was 9, went to work in the coal mines of East Tennessee as a young teenager, off to WWII at 18 (barely), back to the coal mines. At some point, he’d had enough. Enough of 14-18 hour work days inContinue reading “Row to Hoe–an original song about my father”

What’s the future of the music business?

Some of you know that for the last 40+ years I’ve been a professional musician. I’ve played festivals, state fairs, Irish pubs, concert halls, theaters, and just about every type of venue you might imagine. Covid-19 has just about ended that way of life for folks like me—non superstars, who play 150-200 dates a year,Continue reading “What’s the future of the music business?”

POTA Activation: Whitewater Canal State Historic Site

There are so many facets to Ham Radio, and that’s one reason I love this hobby so much. You can chase DX, storm spot, work digital modes, contest, the list goes on and on. Like me, you can have more than your fair share of ADD (which I am NOT making light of—it’s true, IContinue reading “POTA Activation: Whitewater Canal State Historic Site”

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