Category Archives: Ukulele

Backyard Jammin

   Playing the Uke today. Because I suddenly feel like it.  Now to the fly shop, where I can engage in the trite, anticipatory chatter about rivers, bears, and maybe Sasquatch gamesmanship.

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Closing the gap–fishing the McCloud River

It is LITERALLY–one month from yesterday before I make the early-morning trek to the region that holds a magic like none other for me. I’ve tied a few flies. Most of them traditional Kebari style. But I refuse to head … Continue reading

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Mr. Ron goes ahead and posts the article he thought was going to run in another publication

One thing I’m good at is inflating my hopes. Exaggerating my parameters. Building my weight-bearing circus-tents out of balsa wood. The following is the piece I had been referring to for some time.  I truly thought it was going to make … Continue reading

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To the moon and back . . .

A little over a month from now, a magical porthole in my life—known as the McCloud River—will open for a six-month season for me and my Tenkara rods. For me to elaborate on how magical that river is to me … Continue reading

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Chuck Taylors, ukuleles, and my own sanity.

I really wish I was a one-note samba.  I mean it.  I wish I had one ability, one passion, one benevolent, artistic master to which I paid supplication and deference. But that isn’t me.  One minute I’m a blogger.  The … Continue reading

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Finally, the step out . . .

I have this friend named Stu, who told me his conversations go like this: “I’m headed to work today. Can’t wait to get there.” “Why, what are you going to do?” “Play Ukulele all day, and you?” This doesn’t necessarily … Continue reading

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A mishmash of Ukuleles, Yosemite, and Strum Shops

My buddy Rob phoned me up earlier in the year to see if I wanted to go to Yosemite and climb Half Dome.  I said yes.  Then I realized that seventeen-mile cardiovascular death march was going to require me to … Continue reading

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