Tagged with ukulele

My Kind of Nerds.

My Kind of Nerds.

I’m a nerd. Nerds are awesome. These people are my kind of nerds: Ukulele Nerds! Star Wars Nerds! Methodist Nerds! Art Nerds! Simpsons Nerds! So here’s to the nerds: not everyone will get you, but the right people will get you! Who are your kind of nerds? -nm P.S. To those persons in the Flickr … Continue reading

My Two Nights on a Hermitage Retreat.

My Two Nights on a Hermitage Retreat.

No electricity. No plumbing. No clock. All wonderful. I spent Monday afternoon through Wednesday morning in a space called Pacem in Terris, a spiritual retreat center in central Minnesota. Its roots are in the Catholic tradition and its doors are wide open. My seminary offered students a blessed discount rate for this experience and after … Continue reading

What Is Your Petri Dish?

What Is Your Petri Dish?

A petri dish is a small container used by scientists, usually biologists, to discover and explore cultured cells, plants, and so on.┬áIt’s usually, but not always, 100mm in diameter and 15mm in height. In 1887, it played a key role in discovering penicillin. While petri dishes come in different sizes and other variables scientists do … Continue reading

Two New Ukuleles

I check Craigslist once a day for ukulele sales. I got lucky last week when I discovered a local musician not only had two ukuleles for sale, they were both unique and handcrafted. I present to you my new banjo ukulele and cigar box ukulele. Let’s start with the banjo ukulele because it’s the first … Continue reading

Denver Improv Festival – My Trip, Day 4

This post not only describes the rest of yesterday’s Denver Improv Festival events, but features the very first FOOTNOTES to appear here at The Scrawl! ((yay!)) Kelly and I ate at the Rock Bottom Brewery on 16th Street and Curtis for three reasons: 1. the food is okay, 2. it’s a block and a half … Continue reading

Your Friday Recommendation #26

This one specifically goes out to those who write on their computers, and even more specifically to those who write on computers hooked up to the internet. Would you like to know how I wrote 2,000 words on my computer this morning? I wrote on a computer that was disconnected from the internet. I’m easily … Continue reading

Your Friday Recommendation #23

I can’t believe I’ve been a Beck fan for ten years and this will be my first time seeing him live. I’m not the world’s biggest concert fan, but every once in a while an artist I really enjoy comes to town and all the things I hate about concerts – the pushy crowds, the … Continue reading