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Go with the flow, uphill and down

I’m always thrilled when my band packs them in! Take this past Friday night at a local dining spot in downtown Mercer, PA.

J. Hick’s on the Square is managed by Jim Hicks, a fellow musician turned restauranteur. Jim refurbished the place about a year ago and it’s turning out to be one of the better spots in the area for great food, craft beer, and live music of every flavor. Mandolin Whiskey had the pleasure of providing an evening of acoustic rock/folk/bluegrass music the other night and we were thrilled to see a crowd so large that there was hardly anyplace for them to sit, or stand!

I wish I had a nice, clear video to share here but we’ve not taken the time to make one. For the past three or four years we’ve just been goin with the flow. Instead, here’s a few photos of the band and me.

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The New Year writing

Old things are new again.

The title of my post is taken from the New Testament, Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians; 2 Corinthians 5:17, if you care to look it up. Since it is a new year, I felt moved to make a  proclamation or pronouncement of some sort, and I like the way Paul pronounced and proclamated, but don’t worry, this isn’t a sermon, and I’m not a preacher.

I don’t make resolutions for the new year, and if I did I’m not sure I could keep them anyway. Sometimes new stuff comes up at different times of the year, stuff that either you’ve had a hand in causing to happen or it just happens. I’ve been trying to make finding a job happen. And it just so happens that I’m about to start training for one on January 12. I can’t go into details just yet, but it’s a stay-at-home job, full time, 40 hours a week with certain benefits.

And that’s my proclamation/pronouncement for 2015. See, I told you it wasn’t going to be a sermon. But do read some of Paul’s letters, he (and/or one or two of his scribes) was quite literary.

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Paul the Apostle