June 2013
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said “Life is good!” and “This is why I do this!” Life in the retirement lane is hauling and just tons of fun. Since November Mark and I have been to St. Louis a couple of times to see his Mom (and I give a concert at Friendship Village where 200+ seniors come to the theatre to hear “Betty Maute’s daughter-in-law”...they sing along, kazoobie along (Kazoobies are the best kazoos, I’ve got some personalized ones), and smile and smile when we do Take Me Out To The Ballgame (big St. Louis Cardinals fans...but I digress). We’ve been to Colorado a couple of times to visit Kyle and Meg, traveled to NC, GA, FL, SC and CO for concerts, and done a fine job playing the license plate game. Here on the island Mark’s been painting a lot, he won honorable mention in an Art League Show, I’ve been teaching teachers how to play guitar and write their own words to familiar songs to help students learn with Guitars In The Classroom (GITC) here on the island and in Pooler, GA, and I’ve done open mikes, Savannah Songwriters, and found time to get 10 songs ready to record.

We head to Nashville tomorrow, I’m recording a new album and Mark is staying with friends to play golf for the week (there’s a reason we’ve been married for over 40 years!). Later this summer we’ll be co-teaching “You Can Uke”, a class for the school district that will teach kids to build, decorate and play their own
Wolfeleles, I’ll be teaching week-long intensive GITC classes in Nashville and Massachusetts, and of course I’ll be at Swannanoa for my week of learning with some of the best instructors and students for the Guitar and Folk Music week.

When I’m on island look for me at the beach on Tuesdays and the Broken Spoke on Wednesdays.