Each year, the day after Thanksgiving, the town of Cornwall, Connecticut holds a “talent” or variety show in a church to raise money for their library. My percussion group, The Offbeats was one of many acts. I’ll post pictures of the other acts in the next few days. Here we are playing our opening samba piece.
Evelyn on surdo, Teresa on djembe, Nora on djembe, Susan on tamborim.
Nora on djembe, Susan on tamborim, Eileen on djembe, Linda on pandeiro, Diane on wooden djembe and Ron on djembe.
Linda on panderio, Diane on wooden djembe, Ron on djembe, Pat on tumbano, Dave on djembe and the edge of my surdo on the right.
Pat on tumbano, Dave on djembe, Richard (me) on surdo.
We played two more songs after the samba, a Middle Eastern mix we call “chaka” and an African mix that Dave made up we call “Dave’s djoli jive.”
Pati King-Debaun at the 2005 AlphaSmart reception at the Closing the Gap Assistive Technology Conference in Minneapolis, MN.
Pati is one of the leaders in the field of assistive technology. She writes software, books, and curricula and presents, teaches and does workshops the world over.
Dan Herlihy at the 2005 AlphaSmart reception at the Closing the Gap Assistive Technology Conference in Minneapolis, MN.
Dan is an assistive technology consultant and trainer who’s well known the world over.
Pam Darling’s peppers from her garden near Kansas City. If they’re as good as her bread and butter pickles we’re in for a treat.
Brian Friedlander at the 2005 AlphaSmart reception at the Closing the Gap Assistive Technology Conference in Minneapolis, MN.
Brian is a psychologist and assistive technology expert and was recently named Apple Educator of the Year.
Dan Herlihy is whetting his whistle behind Brian.
Check out this paper sculpture by Peter Callesen. Fantastic stuff.
This is the first part of a series on The Kitty and her ball.
I think Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. No religion. No commercialism. Just a family get-together and a good meal. Nice.
While everyone in my family was busy whipping cream and cutting pies I looked out over our table and considered how lucky we are to be able to have a meal like this. I’m thankful.
I am also thankful for flickr and the wonderful community of people who I’ve met there. If it weren’t for flickr I’d never have met hundreds of people from all over the world who inspire me to attempt to become a better photographer by sharing their work with me and by giving me feedback on mine. What a great thing flickr is because it represents connections beyond our Thanksgiving table. However, because I spend so much (too much) time there, I feel like flickr is a table of sorts.
I hope wherever you are you are having a nice weekend full of good food, family, and friends. Time to clear the table and get ready for a new bunch of images.