For those of us who live in Illinois, there are important local elections coming up on April 9, 2013. Since “all politics are local” this is not an election to skip or treat as unimportant. Get out and vote!
Where I live in Oak Park Illinois, I am supporting:
- Village President: Anan Abu-Taleb
- Oak Park River Forest District 200 High School Board: Nations, Cofsky, Langer, McQueen
I also support Kristin Fitzgerald, Candidate for Naperville District 203 School Board
This past weekend I had a chance to watch my oldest grandson playing with a Lego dump truck at our home. It was amazing to remember how kids can get engulfed in their own imaginary world during play. It is so good for them! I think too much technology robs kids of this kind of play… to their detriment.
Flipping through the channels this past weekend I chanced across “Austin City Limits” and caught a set by Sarah Jarosz. I had never heard of her before, but I was very impressed! Today I searched on YouTube and found this video of her recording an original song with two of my other favorite musicians, Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas! ENJOY!
Only one word for this… INCREDIBLE!
One of the joys of my life is being a grandpa. My family and I were recently in the Dominican Republic for the wedding of my third oldest son. While vacationing there together for a week we had time to relax at beautiful Dominican beaches and resort areas.
My oldest son and his almost 2-year old son (my grandson) were playing in the pool (La Piscina) and I captured this series of shots on my iPhone of him learning to jump into the pool to his daddy’s arms.
Jumping into La Piscina
We also had some fun with the new “Panoramic” feature of the Camera app in iOS 6!
Panoramic view of family at la playa
If you are a free-market, economic conservative like me, you may be wondering what to say at the Thanksgiving Day dinner table when the topic of politics, the economy, social injustice and world issues comes up. Think no further. Authur C. Brooks answers that question.
And, if you want to explain the power of free markets to solve issues of poverty and economic injustice, here’s a great blog post and infographic on the topic of micro finance and micro credit.
These days the process is to spray a thin layer of lacquer on the body, then Micro Mesh hand sand to a smooth finish, then repeat. I am using 1500 and 1800 grit Micro Mesh pads. This process builds up thin layers of lacquer until a good even coating and finish is achieved. Making progress!
Telecaster body front being hand Micro Mesh sanded
Telecaster body back being Micro Mesh hand sanded
Once this process is completed, I’ll be ready to assemble the guitar!