It's been just over a year since I somewhat serendipitously picked up my first electric guitar. Who knew that a year of lockdowns would follow, distance and hybrid learning, and the need for ways to fruitfully spend time at home would become so pronounced? In that time, I've definitely been bitten by the guitar bug, most notably for the venerable Fender Telecaster model. There is just something special about this simple, but so so classically versatile, guitar. It just speaks to me. The fact that most of my favorite guitar "heroes" are known for Teles is probably one of the reasons why. But I'm also just plain thrilled with the noises you can get out of one of these. Particularly my purple road worn 50s tele which was a present from my wife, Karrie, for Valentine's Day. It was dialed right out of the box and just felt perfect. When a guitar makes even me sound better you know it's a good one. So while my skills are only slowly advancing, I'm thrilled to have this creative outlet to pursue at this point in my life and beyond. A whole world of fun stretches before me. Maybe one of these days I'll be bold enough to do a little video of myself demonstrating my meager skillset.
For over 12 Years I wrote the Reno Rambler Blog covering everything from Bicycle Advocacy, Reno Politics, Popular Culture, and my experiences as a long-time cyclist.