Category Archives: Dulcimer music and groups

Peg’s Tips for a Good Life

Today at our dulcimer group we celebrated Peg’s 96th birthday. Before she danced with Manny, also 96, she shared her tips for a good life: ¬†good nutrition, regular exercise, thinking positive and finding reasons to say thank you, and not … Continue reading

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Road trip: Indiana Dunes and Kalamazoo

Our trip to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore had been in the works for months, so rain did not keep us from hitting the road last Friday. Despite many years of living in Indiana, I had never visited Michigan City … Continue reading

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Write by the Lake, Kentucky Music Festival and other Summertime Fun

Years ago I remember writing “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” essays when I returned to school in the fall. At the time, I envied children whose families took vacations, traveling west to the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, and Disneyland. … Continue reading

Posted in Bloomington, Indiana, Dulcimer music and groups, Gardening, music, Travel, Writing

The Dulcimer–more than an instrument

  When I picked up my dulcimer last year and started taking lessons, I had no idea of the world awaiting me. I thought it was a simple, three-stringed instrument played in the hills of Kentucky, one I could learn … Continue reading

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The Waltz of Life

Tuesday mornings have fast become my favorite day of the week because its when I play dulcimer with the Appalachian Strings, a group of forty or more people gathered together to celebrate their love of music and their appreciation for … Continue reading

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The Magic of the Dulcimer

I’ve wanted to play the dulcimer for a long, long time, not because I aspire to be a great musician but because I love the mountain music.¬† As an undergraduate I visited friends who spent their evenings making music. Someone … Continue reading

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