Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Gatlinburg Fires

Ober Gatlinburg aerial tramway.
Ober Gatlinburg aerial tramway. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
If you look at the banner picture at the top of this blog, you will see a beautiful mountain scenery. This picture was taken at a vacation home that overlooked Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort.  This part of the country is one of my favorite places. I always feel renewed when visiting there. This weeks fires have been devastating to this area. Authorities are calling it one of the worst fires in 100 years. I have no idea about the fate of the home in which this picture was taken. My heart breaks for the people of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. I know they will rebuild. And I look forward to visiting again soon. However, right now I am praying for the safety of all people involved.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Cubs Win World Series - 2016

I never thought this day would happen. Not only did the Cubs make it to the World Series, but they WON! Down 3 games to 1 in the series, they won 3 games in a row. The last game being one of the most exciting in World Series history. As a life long Cubs fan, I am so happy.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Band Tool

Every so often a great product is invented. My friend Steve Allen has done so through his business Legend Musical Instruments. They have created a repair tool that all band directors should have. This multi-tool is small enough to carry, but contains enough different tools to be effective at marching or concert band contests and concerts. This tool will fix every thing from a sprung woodwind spring to a stuck brass mouthpiece. To see all the great features of this band tool watch the Youtube video below.

Legend Musical Instruments has developed a great product in the Band Tool, they also make great beginner brass mouthpieces.