stick bass

When I ordered my 10-String Bamboo Chapman Stick back on May 5th in these Days of Wine and Covid, I wasn't thinking in terms of a Christmas present. But in a minor Christmas miracle, my much delayed shipment left California on December 18th, and arrived on my doorstep (did I hear reindeer?) on Christmas Eve. That may seem like a long delivery time - because it is - but you have to remember that these instruments are handmade to order...

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As we get ready to go into our fourth month of self-quarantine, at least there are some silver linings. We've expanded our morning walks to almost five miles, and we have developed a very efficient pantry and garage-shelf food storage system. With all of the time at home, Rita has started sorting and digitizing boxes and boxes of old photos. I was able to finish and publish my book on touring the Galápagos Islands , and I should be ready...

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