Reed Strength and Mouthpieces

Reed Strength and Mouthpieces

Last week during my vacation, I thought I’d try one of the Pete Fountain clarinet reeds, a 3.5 strength, which I’d played on before. Of course, I’d been playing on a 2.0 strength reed (one of my Chinese Ebay purchases), and so imagine my surprise...

Writing Sick, Writing At All (Writing Advice)

My latest writing advice blog post over at my Patreon just went public, so I’m inviting you to hop on over and see it. Here’s a snippet: So today’s writing advice is how to write when you feel like poo. When you want to write, and you can’t,...
Dapple Season (Sunday Horses)

Dapple Season (Sunday Horses)

Though everyone still needs to finish shedding, this is the part of spring that I, as a horse owner, really love–dapple season. Dapples are often seen as a sign of health and bloom on a horse’s coat. The more dappled the horse, the healthier it’s...
Tips To Peel Eggs (Saturday Food)

Tips To Peel Eggs (Saturday Food)

For this Saturday food, I thought with it being Easter weekend and most people having an abundance of hard boiled eggs, I thought I’d give some tips on peeling good, picture worthy eggs. It’s important to know a bit of egg anatomy. Beneath the shell is a...
Almost Making Music (Sax on Friday)

Almost Making Music (Sax on Friday)

B A G C These are the four notes that I know how to play on the saxophone. I’m thankful that the names of the notes on the staff are the same as for the clarinet, so I don’t have to relearn that part. The fingering is of course, way different, and...
Weighted Cat Blankets

Weighted Cat Blankets

I hate thunderstorms. Especially severe ones, or the threat of severe weather, because it triggers emotional flashbacks in me. Hail is the worst. It’s like Mother Nature is yelling at me and throwing things and threatening to hurt me–for no reason. So...
Go Bugs Go (Lizard Tuesday)

Go Bugs Go (Lizard Tuesday)

My husband I were talking about our wedding anniversary, which comes up next month, and he said he wasn’t sure what to get me. I smiled and indicated that I was looking at some death head roaches on ebay to start a colony to give some variety to my bearded...
It’s not like the clarinet (Sax on Friday)

It’s not like the clarinet (Sax on Friday)

I haven’t been feeling well and I’ve been using that as an excuse not to practice. Makes sense anyway. Mother nature is messing with my sinuses and I have issues breathing right now, not to mention the general “fug” of fibromyalgia and the...

How Do You Know When to Quit? (Writing Advice)

My latest writing advice blog post over at my Patreon just went public, so I’m inviting you to hop on over and see it. Here’s a snippet: Quitting is such an ugly word. It’s not one that we use a lot or want to use at all. So rather than say...

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