Friday, February 27, 2009


This is my fortune cookie prediction from lunch today. With a decent Chinese restaurant just a block away, we end up there on a fairly regular basis. We've started to save our cookie fortunes and now have a bowl dedicated just to them.

I haven't been keeping up with the blog much lately, but here are a couple of new discoveries..

Sweet, delicious Ginger Syrup! It's a heck of a lot cheaper than real Maple syrup, and oh so good!
Ginger pancakes with ginger syrup, need I say more? Tomorrow morning, french toast with ginger syrup. The obsession continues...

Sherrie and I spent a couple of evenings putting together this impossible jigsaw puzzle by
Alex Beard. Guess what? IT WAS REALLY HARD!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Happy Groundhog Day!

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Monday morning, predicting this winter will last for six more weeks. I'm not worried though. I'm finding the weather here in Salida way better than my old digs in Cleveland. It's been pretty mild compared to my expectations, and there is way more sunshine than I'm used to. I try and get outside some everyday.
This past weekend Sherrie and I drove over to Crestone, Colorado. It's a groovy little town. From Wikipedia:
The Crestone area, which includes the Baca Grande and Moffat, Colorado, is a spiritual and new age center with several world religions represented; including a Hindu temple, a Zen center, a coed Carmelite monastery, several Tibetan centers, and miscellaneous new age happenings.
We had a great lunch and wandered around town for the afternoon, it was nice to get away for the day.
I've been keeping busy with music. I've been laying down a few tracks with local musician Bones. I've also been getting some good work done on my CD of solo Chapman Stick originals. The weekly gig with "Your Surrogate Cousin"at Mothers Bistro in Buena Vista has been going well.

Dustin Heron Urban wrote this great article about us.

We play Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm and have a guest Musician join us each week.
Coming up we have:

Feb 4th: Bruce Hayes

Feb. 11: Matthew Coen (guitar, vocals) and Richard Longberg (bass)
upbeat acoustic singer/songwriter

Feb 18: Scott Adams (acoustic fingerstyle guitar)

Mar. 11: Andrea Earley-Coen and friends (old-time fiddle music from the best fiddler in the Ark Valley)

Mar 18: Chris Nasca (rock and blues guitar)

Join us if you can!