Monthly Archives: November 2011

Mandolin for Beginners Who Will Quit Soon

I’ve been playing guitar for over 30 years. I’m competent, but with that much experience under my belt, I kind of thought I’d be better by now. (I’m sure most guitarists who come to my shows would agree.) Practice? Sporadic … Continue reading

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Punkin Chunkin': Gourds Gone Wild

Several hundred people were gathered in a field next to I-90, 25 miles east of Missoula. Truck-mounted cranes maneuvered three massive air cannons into place. With barrels as long as 80 feet, they shot frozen pumpkins into the brisk fall … Continue reading

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How Clean Is Clean?

How clean is clean? It depends on whom you’re cleaning for, and who’s doing the cleaning. I’ve learned (usually the hard way) that “clean” means something different to men than it does to women. Men like things to LOOK clean: … Continue reading

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