Friday, July 30, 2010


7.31.10 - 7pm - Artswells Festival, Wells, BC
- See Roll Out, Cowboy at 7pm, and I'll perform after the screening!

8.5.10 - 7pm - 19th Annual Woods Hole Film Festival, Woods Hole, MA
-The movie screens at 7pm. Q & A with Director Elizabeth Lawrence and Producer Warner Boutin will follow.

More shows to be announced soon!

Canadian summer vacation! Hana and I just died and went to Banff National Park: glaciers, waterfalls, car camping, and 'skeeters! We are loving it. Tomorrow is the Roll Out, Cowboy screening and show.

On Monday I'll fly to Minneapolis to meet Shawn, who'll be driving to Toronto for a tilapia delivery.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Heading to Wells, BC, to perform at the 7th Annual ArtsWells Festival (7pm at the Sunset Theatre on July 31st)!!! My doc will be showing there and I'll perform afterwards. Hana and I are excited for our trans-Canadian road-trip! Movie will start at 7 p.m. I'll play afterwards.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Bull snakes are out sunning themselves. They aren't poisonous--they eat rattlers headfirst and whole.

Friday, July 16, 2010

We spent our first night in the cabin two nights ago. I had a vivid dream that Grandpa visited.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Grandpa and Grandma Sand built this cabin in the heart of the Killdeer Mountains over thirty years ago. They lived in it every summer until this year. With Grandpa gone, Grandma has decided to stay in town. Uncle Josh and Aunt Coral inherited the cabin, but they live in South Dakota, so they have invited Hana and me to live in it in exchange for maintenance work. We are thrilled!

This means we will be renting out our dear Dunn Center house. Although the trade-off is worth it, we are sad to leave our house and community in Dunn Center. Fortunately, we'll only be thirty minutes away. We plan to keep our PO Box 7 address.

P.S. Grandpa had a saying: "Anything worth painting is worth painting red." The horse barn, the bunk house, and all the sheds are red, too. No tractor, picnic table, or axe handle escaped Grandpa's red brush.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

It's Independence Day--birds are singin' and bottle rockets are zingin'!

I've got this song stuck in my head:
You're a grand old flag,
You're a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave . . .
Cain't justify blogging on these sultry, dog days of summer. Too busy with juneberries, lightning storms, wiffleball, fireworks, swimming, barbecues, mowing, family, gardening, smoothies, and trucking. Speakin' of, I'll be driving with Goodall for the next five days. We'll do both Toronto and Calgary this week, with stops to load in Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota.

I looove summer.