Today, our lovely daughter Israel Love made the big move from Daisy Scouts to being a Brownie. Whoah! In three weeks, Schools in the Ohio school system will be out for Summer Vacation and there will be camps galore for the kids. Music camp, theater camp, wildlife camp, swimming camp you name it camp. It seems like the kids get out early here, but they’re back in August so it all works out. Yeah, yeah… I know it’s been said before, but they grow so fast and as my dear old Dad used to say with a wag of his head, ‘We are too soon old, and too late smart!’ Words of wisdom from the old boy… may he rest in peace. he also used to say, ‘Why are there so many more horse’s asses than there are horses?’ Point well taken.

This weekend teaching at the Fur Peace Ranch is myself, (doing a song writing class), Bill Kirchen, bless his pea pickin’ heart, and Bill Nershi. Kirchen and I are old buds from back in the day and I got to know Bill Nershi a year or so ago when he was at the Ranch. Helluva picker and a great guy. We’re going to have strum fun this weekend! Click the Strum Fun link and check the video of Eddie Peabody… speaking of pickers!

Saturday night we have a concert at the Fur Peace Station with Glass Harp. We are so excited about this gig. It’s going to be a rocker for sure. Next week I’ll be heading to Boulder to hook up with Jack Casady, Barry Mitterhoff, and Steve Kimock for a gig at the Boulder Theater in Boulder on May 18, 2013. The Boulder Theater is such a beautiful gig and when you throw Steve Kimock into the mix… anything can and probably will happen.

Big smiles! More will be revealed as the weekend progresses.


  1. Comment made on May 10, 2013 by John B

    @Steve Levenson

    @doug mlyn

  2. Comment made on May 10, 2013 by Barbara Jacobs

    It’s O.K. with me, johno.
    I come from a place of getting along with others. Sometimes it’s understood and other times I may try to explain what I write, say and feel.
    There are many secrets that people I know/knew shared with me. I will take them to my grave. Others wanted the truth to be told and to not be an object of worship. They were human beings, not perfect.

    Carlo is my new best friend. We are now having a lovely e-mail friendship.

    Carlo: Sbagliando s’impara.
    Non c’e rosa senza spine.


  3. Comment made on May 10, 2013 by Ed Spenser

    Hey, Jorma, those two sayings have also been in my family for many years! The first one was a favorite of my grandmother’s, and the second of my uncle!!I was just discussing them with my mom a couple of days ago!!

  4. Comment made on May 10, 2013 by Joanne

    Peaceful blog today, sweet:-) Youth is never wasted dear old dads!

  5. Comment made on May 10, 2013 by doug mlyn

    @Steve Levenson
    to the moon alice!

  6. Comment made on May 10, 2013 by Steve Levenson

    “You know, it’s a shame. I read someplace one time, and the guy was right about it, too. I think it was, uh, Bernard Shaw. He says it’s a shame that youth has to be wasted on young people.”-Ralph Kramden

  7. Comment made on May 10, 2013 by johno

    Just love girl scout cookies – esp. the lemon shortcake ones. Barbara, I apologize for yesterday. I just didn’t know where you were coming from. peace

  8. Comment made on May 10, 2013 by carlo pagliano

    … they left us with …

  9. Comment made on May 10, 2013 by carlo pagliano

    -remember it dear carlo, in life you must always and just do good to people, and have mercy, a lota mercy-
    And ‘hat ‘s what old Leopold used to say home.
    The mirror keeps advising that me too with mine should be in the lot, and that’s the never ending part of it, but with ma & pa’ smile well in mind and the love we witness they left us, the present expands. Ooorb.
    Always grateful Jorma! Always.
    Steady As She Goes.

  10. Comment made on May 9, 2013 by doug mlyn

    It’s funny how we remember stuff our dad’s used to say. My dad passed away about 2 months ago, and he always used to say Youth is wasted in the young. Now I get what he meant.

    Bill Kirchen is awesome, he was one of the highlights of the famous Beacon shows. He did a little mini tour in norcal, that I would have loved to have checked out. But time didn’t allow.

    I also really love the peaceful and serene vibe of this blog, let’s keep it going!

  11. Comment made on May 9, 2013 by dan


    Todays blog isnt gonna get the inmates very stirred up:)
    Have fun with Nershi this weekend.
    See ya in July.

  12. Comment made on May 9, 2013 by Cyndy Consentino

    Dear Jorma,

    Big Smile right back at you;)

    Have a great weekend!

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