Introducing ukulele groups in Massachusetts at Eustis Estate

On Saturday November 3rd, 2018, ukulele players that regularly attend ukulele meet-ups in Boston, Arlington, Cambridge, Plainville, Waltham, Somerville, and Dorchester will come to Milton to perform together. These ukulele enthusiasts will provide live music at Eustis Estate, the newest addition to Historic New England, at the  Second Annual Blue Hills Great Estate Foliage Weekend in Milton, Massachusetts. The two-day event includes 30-minute landscape tours at 11 am, noon, and 1 pm on the estate’s 80-acres (as well as many outdoor activities like cider making demonstrations, apple crafts, apple tasting.)

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Eustis Estate (1875 – present) at 1424 Canton Avenue, Milton , MA

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100,000 visitors to the Concertblog

100,000 visitors, full moon, and a return to London

Wow!

How did this happen?

During my 12-hour sleep when the full moon travelled from the east to the west?

Why is 100,000 a significant number? Is it really time to celebrate?

My piano classes met for the last time this spring semester: a final exam that gave them confidence to perform well in the final recital.

Why is it that the pace seems so slow when the numbers are low? After some point, time seems to zip by. The difference between 99,000 and 100,000 seems miniscule compared to 1 and 1,001.

Why is that?

It’s been just over 4 years since I began blogging about our piano guitar duo’s adventures.

I’ve been yearning to write about other things: electric vehicles, the path to simplicity and nothingness, quenching desire, and changing oneself.

Many people have asked me,”How do you manage to make a living in paradise?”

I reply, “First you need to be able to let go. Start by getting rid of clutter. Lessening your load. Otherwise you can’t leave.”

Now I am returning to London where my memories live in the paintings on the walls, the second-hand furniture, the dishes that served many meals, and my boxes of books and knick-knacks.

Letting them go will be the final frontier. I will walk down memory lane once again, reluctant to part.

A thousand visits per week

This time last Thursday the Concertblog had a thousand fewer visits than today.

Today I paired two students together to work on A Thousand Years for their final piano recital. I still need to make this available for those who want the sheet music –my arrangement for those keen on playing the theme song from Twilight: Breaking Dawn.

A picture paints a thousand words. A Chinese character is a picture. The character for thousand is only one stroke more than the character for ten.

What does this say about ten and a thousand?

Perhaps there isn’t any difference.

Just like the number of visits or visitors to this blog. Maybe there is no greater or hidden meaning!

This is the first blog post created on my iPhone. I do need reading glasses though!