Photo by Jorma Kaukonen
Last night with pandemic restrictions easing we hosted our first concert in the Fur Peace Station with Suzy Bogguss and a full audience. On the surface it doesn’t sound like much… but for us it was! She is such a powerful and enduring artist… well, you should look into it yourself. Check out, ‘You Wouldn’t Say That To A Stranger,’ from Something Up My Sleeve. Good stuff for any family to listen to!
Suzy could certainly stand on any stage alone and hold her ground, but with Craig Smith on board as her accompanist they are stratospheric! Suzy’s son Ben climbed the stage for a couple of three part harmony songs… it was all off the charts!
What a way for us to all rejoin the world!
Photo by Vanessa Kaukonen
Then this morning for Father’s Day. A call from my son Zach, a letter and a hug from our daughter Izze and a peaceful couple of coffee cups with Vanessa. What a way to start the day!
With breakfast under my belt I pre-flighted my bike and headed out for a forty-mile ride. I have been riding these back roads for thirty years now and they never get old. Back in the woods some of the old homesteads are falling in on themselves and that is a little sad, but there are new ones to take their place. It is still an ongoing adventure to see America off the Interstates. It’s well worth the trip. I’ve been too busy to ride of late, so this was truly welcome!
In an hour or so Izze and Nessa and I are going up to Columbus where they are going to treat me to a Father’s Day Dinner at Akai Hana. I love that place… and, it’s in Columbus.
It’s been a beautiful day for me. Hope it’s the same for you out there.
Happy Father’s Day!