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Thought for an Autumn Day

“The fullness ends when we give Nature her ransom, when we make children for her. Then she is through with us, and we become, first inside, and then outside, junk. Flower stalks.” ― John Updike, Rabbit, Run

When You Wish upon a Star

Wishful thinking : From our friends at Wikepedia: Wishful thinking is the formation of beliefs and making decisions according to what might be pleasing to imagine instead of by appealing to evidence, rationality, or reality. It is a product of resolving conflicts between belief and desire How many times have you heard from on various guitar […]

What’s in a name?

In the city of San Francisco, there are a few things you’re supposed to do when you open a business: 1.  file a business registration so the city can  collect taxes from you   2. File your fictitious business name so they know where to send your tax bill.  The fictitious business name filing makes sense, […]

Simple tasks

Quote from the archives of the Dartmouth Lute discussion message  board: > >And the prices’ that these people charge, $1500 is a lot of money for > >an instrument.I have priced some of the wood used myself, the profit > >seems to be ungodly high. > Indeed, wood is relatively cheap and $1500 is a lot of money. Those […]

Everybody Loves Sarah Lee…

Cheesecake  that is. The Chinese have a habit of following and imitating American Culture .  Whatever we do here in America the Chinese will have some adaptation of it.  To wit: sex and advertising in the guitar business. I was surfing through the web for a guitar case maker and I came across this on […]


Caption this! Gosh, you guys are shy! four responses?  How about if I up the ante? Best caption wins a real prize! Okay, getting back to the contest as of this date:  eight entries.  Real excitement and anticipation here…

Attention Cheapskates, Paki-bashers, Hoi Polloi!

10-03-2012 For all those referred from the Dartmouth site: Tsktsking Wayne Cripps  on the term Paki is out of line. He was merely quoting what I wrote here. For those of you who are ready to paint me as racist. You can stop reading and exit this website right now.I ‘ve no need for your  uber […]

Six degrees to Ownership

Somewhere on Wayne Cripp’s  Dartmouth lute website is his famous quip ” the two happiest days for a lute player is the day he buys his lute and the day when he sells it…” Of course, buying a lute can a test of one’s patience as well. I’ve heard that story more than once: ” I […]

Happy just to be here.

For those of you who don’t know George Peacock , He’s been a fixture in San Francisco for years. If you’re ever in the city stop by his shop in the Duboce Triangle area , say hello, chat a while and throw some money at him . His shop is not all glitzy and carpeted […]