Thursday, January 25, 2024

Exciting News for FamJam!

I'm so excited! FamJam has been named one of the best folk music festivals in Florida!

This is a tribute to the hard-working Celtic Heritage team: Rob Adolph, Andrew Evans, Dawn Evans, Aubrey Gray, Rita Kochensparger, Matt Miller, Sarah Royce, Colin Shoemaker, Tam Smalling, Morgan Summers; the musicians, athletes, and re-enactors who've contributed their gifts over the years; the food and merch vendors; the Florida Sand Music Ranch; and the FamJam Family who've returned, year after year, infusing the festival with their collective loving spirit to give FamJam a special vibe that is unique in the festival world.

To read more about it, visit this link:

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

My Dream Super Bowl

Apologies to anyone who's still got a team in the NFL playoffs picture, but I'm rooting for a Packers v Chiefs Super Bowl. The Super Bowl is less about football than show, anyway, right? This one could be the funnest one yet!

These two accomplished, beautiful women have lots of fans, for sure, but their haters spend even more time criticizing than their fans spend praising. (It's like their fans have a life, or something.)

I can only imagine the massive sound of heads exploding all at once. Would be messy, but it'd be fun.

(Apologies also to Jonathan Owens and Travis Kelce and to their respective teams: If they do make it to the Super Bowl, they'll have earned it. And I sincerely hope that their accomplishments won't be overshadowed by the mere presence of their famous SOs. It's ... happened so many times before ... 😐 )

Saturday, September 30, 2023

"Faeries in the Garden"

"Faeries in the Garden"

Dorann Nelson

Clay, wire, fabric, twigs, bamboo, wood fence picket

(Nothin' against Picasso or DaVinci, but art by an artist you know is the best art of all. ❤️)

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Further Adventures in Vegetable Gardening

Further adventures in vegetable gardening ... eating!

Cucumber sprinkled with Feta and drizzled with Greek vinaigrette

Cherry tomato topped with sea salt and fresh basil, drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette

#growyourownfood #backyardgarden

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Remembering Hunter

Little wave of nostalgia:

An early morning scene from Hunter Mountain Resort in the Catskills. We were there for the International Celtic Festival.

Our 10+ years on the road took Greg and Maggie Muggins and me to so many places - places I'd probably never have seen, otherwise. A few of the places, I've since revisited. Some of the other places, like locales in the Catskills or the UP, I'm thinking I should see again. They were lovely places that spoke to the wanderer in me, more than any top vacation attraction could.