I am thrilled to tell you I will soon be the new Executive Director for the Community Arts Center of Cambria County! I’m very excited to be part of an organization I’ve admired for years and can’t wait to get started later this month. Most of all, my family and I are thrilled to be coming home to Johnstown, PA and being part of the community in such an amazing way.
Sounds That Make Summer So SpecialStandard
Every week across America there are free concerts during the summer. Sometimes it’s a community band. Sometimes it’s a symphony. Sometimes it’s rock. Or country. Or reggae. No matter what the style, it’s a chance for people to get together, enjoy the summer weather and some great sounds.
My family just spent a beautiful Friday night in Greensburg at Summer Sounds. It’s a great summer-long event that brings a wide variety of music to an amazing location for people to enjoy for free. As I sat there in the fading twilight watching kids dance, lightning bugs flash, that guy pulling his cat around in a wagon and listening to the amazing Guggenheim Grotto (seriously a great band, check them out!) I felt really blessed. Here I was enjoying a great show, in a great place, spending time with my family in a family friendly environment for free. And free is awesome for a freelancer looking for full time while trying to support a family.
But this is only on example. How many communities have events like this? A chance for friends to get together and enjoy music for free is an amazing gift.
Exposing kids to different kinds of music and giving them the freedom to dance and play. How awesome is that?
So go out and enjoy these events! Take advantage of them. I promise you the musicians love having an audience to play for. If you know of a great free concert in your community and want to share, I am all for it. The only way to make sure these kind of activities continue is by supporting them, so share your link below!
Tell Me a Story Tuesday – Strange Fact EditionStandard
I recently said to someone, “Here’s a strange fact about me that you probably don’t know…I can touch the tip of my nose with my tongue. I don’t do it very often because it usually gets a really odd reaction.” The person told me they didn’t believe me, then gave me a really odd reaction when I proved it. Which got me thinking about this week’s challenge.
Each of us has the story of our lives. The things that explain who and what and why we are. But, there are those strange little things that lurk in the background that are a part of who we are, but someone how don’t seem to fit the story. So this week, what strange (and harmless please) little fact about you seems out-of-place in the story of you?
What strange fact about you tells your story? Do you (or did you) hold a record for something that really shows how competitive you are? Have you watched a particular movie or genre so many times that it explains some of the obscure quotes you make on a daily basis? Here’s your chance to admit to and share a strange fact about yourself that people would think is out-of-place in the story of you.
Now, I’m not looking for deep dark secrets. No need to bare your soul and show us your wounded heart. Glad to listen if you’d like, but this probably isn’t the best place. I’m just wondering what strange fact about you would surprise the people who think they know your story forward and backward. Feel free to direct them here to your reply and see let us know what they say!
Go ahead, tell me a strange fact that’s part of your life story!
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