Why does summer seem to go more quickly after July 4?

moon and fireworks
The moon made a nice focal point above the fireworks in my neighborhood.

From the time I was a kid, July 4 was a special holiday. I loved the fireworks, neighborhood cookouts, and family time. I still do. But July 4 represents something else to me.  Continue reading “Why does summer seem to go more quickly after July 4?”

Traveling artist? Don’t forget you can ditch the interstate

slowdown I 95
Slowdown on I95 North (Photo Day on the Day)

Are you a traveling artist? If so, you’ve probably been where I was last week.  Continue reading “Traveling artist? Don’t forget you can ditch the interstate”

Band Mom: Making a song

music score sheet for guitarLots of songs we hear nowadays are a collaboration among members of a team. Many of these songs are formulaic—an award-winning songwriter once explained to my daughter the standard format for a good country song. Naturally, she disregarded everything he said. Continue reading “Band Mom: Making a song”

Band Mom: Hat tip to organizers and volunteers at Blue Crab Festival

Palatka 2017 Blue Crab Festival
Palatka’s annual Blue Crab Festival featured lots of crafts, food, and bands.

Palatka’s Blue Crab Festival over Memorial Day weekend drew lots of people to the small town known for festivals, views of the mighty St. John’s River, and hospitality. That last was obvious as soon as we arrived to hear the Crazy Daysies and other bands scheduled for Saturday.  Continue reading “Band Mom: Hat tip to organizers and volunteers at Blue Crab Festival”

Band Mom: Heading to our first ever Blue Crab Festival

Blue Crab Festival banner
Promo banner for Blue Crab Festival. (via Facebook)

Today the Blue Crab Festival in Palatka kicks off its 29th annual event with live music, just about any kind of seafood you’d want, and arts and crafts vendors. There will be carnival rides and games. There’s even an adopt-a-duck event.  What’s not to like?  Continue reading “Band Mom: Heading to our first ever Blue Crab Festival”