Fun Fridays

Fun Fridays – October 16, 2020

Considering the wild and whacky year we’ve had I thought today’s video was perfect. We all just need to do a little more yodeling! And when your teacher is named Sourdough Slim, you can’t go wrong. I wish I had a camera to watch you try to sing along. Too …

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Fun Fridays – October 9, 2020

Is this a video of me when visiting a bookstore? Maybe it is a video of all booklovers? Substitute paint samples with books, and the face will look the same! Enjoy! [If you cannot see the embedded video in your newsletter email, please click the headline and go directly to …

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Fun Fridays – October 2, 2020

You thought the Lang Lang piano video was amazing the other week? Watch this one by Denis Matsuev. I’m exhausted watching the inhuman speed with which he plays. The sheer muscle memory is breathtaking since I’m not anyone who could actually think that fast to make their fingers become a …

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Fun Fridays – September 25, 2020

I cannot claim the below hilarity as my own. I found it years ago, floating around the internet without attribution. If you know who wrote it, let’s applaud them for creativity! Happy to add attribution or take this down if so asked. Enjoy this clever take on the word “canon.” …

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Fun Fridays – September 18, 2020

After a couple Fun Fridays with virtuoso performances, I thought it might be okay to add one more. Watch and be AMAZED! [If you cannot see the embedded video in your newsletter email, please click the headline and go directly to our site to view it.]

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Fun Fridays – September 7, 2020

You can tell by now I enjoy virtuoso performances of all types (including those by writers!). Today’s video is the indefatigable Lang Lang playing Franz Lizst’s “La Campanella.” I’ve programmed the link to start at the 2:14 mark to highlight the extraordinary finger work needed to play this piece at …

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Fun Fridays – August 28, 2020

Today’s video is “The Bugler’s Holiday” by four members of the Boston Pops. Wow! My oldest brother is an excellent trumpet player and played this in college when part of the Seattle Pacific University trumpet trio. Back then this was a relatively new song. Me? I was inspired by my …

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Fun Fridays – August 21, 2020

Who knew this could be a Guinness World Record? Pam Onnen spells 56 words backwards in one minute! Shattered the old record by 17 words. I can’t even spell “radar” backwards one time. Oh, wait. The words are chosen at random. If you’d like to watch the interview with her …

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Fun Fridays – August 14, 2020

We all need a smile break. What better than a puppy train? But since this is a blog about the writing industry, which one is the editor? Which one is the agent? Which one is the writer? Which one is the reader? And why? (Don’t forget the person behind the …

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