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Escape Java Joint's Open Mic

What can you say about an open mic that, in its four year history, has presented, on any given night, a didgeridoo, two hammered dulcimers, a woman who plays Elvis and Buddy Holly tunes on a pennywhistle, comedy, poetry, has…

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Music as Community

I hate saying, “Goodbyeâ€. For the past two years I have had the pleasure of running an open mic at a little place in Madison, Wisconsin called Urban Market and Coffeehouse. On Friday December 2nd, 2005, at the conclusion…

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Performing 101

One of the very few things that I know anything about in this world is performing. For whatever it's worth I submit the folowing blog entry. I'm going to make it the first of a series Performing 101 …

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The Wedding Story

On Saturday Oct.8th Ingrid Frances Stark and I were married. I had promised several people who could not make the ceremony that I would post the story of what happened Where should I begin? So much happened. Let’s begin with…

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AGE????

Chicken Soup For The Cannibalistic Chicken It isn’t the passage time that causes the anxiety. It’s the mud that it tracks into the house (usually across that new carpeting in the front hall). It’s that little touch of gray that…

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Changes?

We’re all in this together. We are each part of the great whole of humanity. I have always believed this. Whatever changes happen in or to the world this remains true My maternal grandmother, Genevieve Bullen, passed away in…

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Frog Fight!

Just for the sake of variety, here's something a little different Frog Fight No frogs were waiting on the front porch to greet Winthrop when he got home from school on Tuesday. The frogs had been there to…

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There's News and There's NEWS.

As mentined on the home page I'm getting married in October to Ingrid Frances Stark. We met several years ago when I was hosting the Open Mic at Mother Fool's Coffeehouse in Madison, WI If I have the timing right,…