~ A Few Well Flavoured (I mean Favoured!) Links.. ~
Doug Tedsen, long time good friend of mine from Nintendo days and annual Bumbershoot partner when we both lived in Seattle. Doug lives n Mt. Shasta, CA these days.
My big sister Cheryl! She was blogging long before me, and finally convinced me to carve out my own little cyber niche. This is her Xanga blog, Tiny Butterfly.
My good friend Leah Okimoto has been working as a composer for several years now, and the past few years have been very good for her and her musical writing colleague Sean Grennan. Married Alive is playing at several theaters across the country.
Leah & Sean's second show A Dog's Life had its world premier run in March of 2007 in Kansas City. This show was commissioned by the American Heartland Theater as a result of the success of Married Alive.
Leah and Sean spent the summer of 2007 working feverishly on their third show Another Night Before Christmas, a poignant twist on holiday themed stories which again had its world premier in Kansas City at The American Heartland Theater, and which is now also making the theater rounds across the U.S.
Among The Gumtrees - Laura Beer
Laura and I met in New Zealand and have become good mates since then. She and her sweetie Ville moved from the UK to Australia last year. They are sharing their Grand Adventure with us all!
Lill Ann is another friend from the New Zealand trip a few years back. These days she's living in Bergen, riding horses, teaching dancing, and occasionally going to classes. She does her cyber thing on Facebook. Because of Lill Ann I had to create a Facebook page for myself. Also because of Lill Ann I have MSN Messenger loaded on my Mac. Sheesh, the things you do for friends...
Melissa Tipton is an adventurous friend who a while back took a cannonball leap off the pre-med track into the foamy, swirling waters of the creative life. Film and writing projects abound. Now she is planning to pack it up and move from Chicago to San Francisco to start her very own pre-production company. Melissa is a lot of fun!
Melissa's aunt and frequent partner in crime, Elizbeth McQuern, Ms. Bella Rosa. A budding comic genius working the mean streets of Second City.
I really do own a concertina, and I really do intend to learn how to play it in a serious way. Someday. Soon I hope. I've always loved concertinas. This is a website for all of us concertina types, a cozy little cyber home.
Bob Tedrow made my concertina. Turns out he liked my style choices so much that he now uses pictures of my concertina on his website. How cool is that?
A mecca of folk music in The Windy City. I found The Old Town School Of Folk Music late in my Chicago days and managed to get in only a few classes, but it was definitely my kind of place. I loved everything about it!
The Ouroboros Theatre Company is a new Chicago Land theater group founded by two friends of mine, Scott and Jenny Sumerak. Any of you who are in the area get out there and support them!
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill Kentucky
. This year I moved from Chicago down to the Louisville Kentucky area. I'm really enjoying reconnecting with my own rural roots, and I'm looking forward to exploring what my new home area has to offer. One of the places I'm especially looking forward to spending time is this lovely village and living piece of American history.Starlight Country Cabin
is an original 1830's log cabin home that has been lovingly restored for public use as a vaction cabin. It's just a few miles from where I live, and sometimes when I take a short ride out and about in the countryside I like to drive by it and take in the views.