Fair Trade

December 17, 2018

Besides sand and surf, I like to dabble in a bit of bartering with beach vendors.  I do it to engage with locals and have some fun.  I don't seek to trade "up".  I aim to release an item that I don't really want and receiving an item I do. 

I was on a cruise which stopped for the day on Antigua.  In my beach bag, I tossed a new blouse from my closet which had the tags still attached.  I brought it on the cruise because of its packability, it was sleeveless and it was stylish and a quality...

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Riding the Waves

November 26, 2018

                                                                             Photo:Rose Seutloadi

I was on a cruise and I bought a ukulele while in port.  I grabbed it a few times each day and walked around the ship.  People smiled, I got requests to play, I jammed with other musicians and spun a few tunes for the solo traveler group.  

It broke the ice and sparked conversation from ukuleles "want to bet", travel enthusiasts who had visited Hawaii and knowledge seekers.  

I made...

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October 30, 2018

It was the perfect opportunity to try out my Halloween costume and the perfect opportunity to meet fun people with a sense of adventure. It was the annual Fall organ and music concert at the First Congregational Church in Stratford, CT named "Pipescreams!"

For an afternoon I was Miley Cyrus.  I met William Shakespeare, Cruela Daville, the Imposter Police and so many more. I used my celebrity recognition as a conversation enabler.  

Afterwards there was a reception where audience and...

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Making Music

October 1, 2018

I've read about ukulele festivals and wondered what they were like They are held all over the world including the United States, but none near my home.  That recently changed.

What would it be like?  Would my fingers hold up to playing for hours?  Who would be there?

It was a day of playing new songs, expanding my knowledge and joyful fun of making music with others.  All levels of players were there and there were program choicest accommodate   During the concerts, there was a unique mix...

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Travel through Tales

October 1, 2018

I found this hidden gem by accident a few hours before the special event while I was posting news of an event I was promoting.  I learned there was a special storytelling program at a new museum that opened earlier this year .  This sounded so special and it was.

The museum was nestled in a commercial building shared with other tenant.  When you enter, to the right is the museum and the left the office space for a business.  

The I entered the museum I was stunned by the colors, the rooms...

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