Well, I got a little carried away talking about music and now I’m embarrassed, because in Panajachel there are dozens of musicians beside whom I’m in kindergarten.  In Portland, there are hundreds or maybe thousands.  Your typical professional gigging musician has 100 times my technique and 100 times my repertoire, and I have the greatest respect for them.   I’m working on what I’m working on, at my level.   Among those from whom I have learned about the power of quiet are Lyle Ritz and Jere Canote.  There are quite a few professionals who could learn a thing or two from Lyle and Jere.

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