Saturday, January 28, 2012

I'm getting married!

I'm marrying Victoria Ferris! If you'd like a mailed announcement, please follow the link below.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

Buddy Mondlock returns to Grey Haven House Concerts!

Buddy Mondlock
returns to
Grey Haven House Concerts!

Friday March 26, 2010
The Music Room at the Stephensons
2530 East Lincoln La. (4115 S.)

Go to the Grey Haven House Concerts blog for more info.

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Tom Kimmel at Grey Haven

Tom Kimmel
Grey Haven House Concerts
Wednesday August 19, 2009

see for details

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Grey Haven Local

Grey Haven Local Concerts is hosting Steel N' Thunder this Friday, July 17th at the Hinckley cabin in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Grey Haven House Concerts has hosted several national musicians over the past several years. This year we are kicking off our new concert series to showcase local musicians. We call it Grey Haven Local. Our kick-off concert will be this Friday, July 17th! Come listen to Steel N' Thunder play bluegrass favorites along with their own compositions. You are certain to enjoy their energetic show.

Come at 7:00 for the opening act. Steel N' Thunder plays at 8:00 (or so). We suggest a $5 donation to Steel N' Thunder for their talent.

Grey Haven (the Hinckley cabin) is located in Big Cottonwood Canyon, just 30 minutes from Salt Lake. Here's how to get there:
  • Drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon 11 miles
  • Turn left onto the side access road across from the bank of mailboxes on the right. If you reach the Silver Fork Lodge you've gone to far, but only a little bit.
  • Follow the small road as it curves sharply right.
  • Go past the three garages on the left. Mind the "Don't Even THINK About Parking Here" signs. The neighbor really means it.
  • The Hinckley "Grey Haven" cabin is just a little further on the left, the gray A-frame.
Parking is limited at the cabin. You can park on the main canyon road and walk up the side access road. It's really close.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

New Sheets part 2

So those sheets I bought from BB&B for $15. . . (see post "New Sheets", May 22, 2008)

They're terrible. They shred to bits. Before I wash them I have to vacuum them so as not to clog the washing machine or dryer lint trap. My Dad says you get what you pay for with paint. I found this to be true with sheets.

So, I bought some newer sheets: $60 at Costco. They are so nice. I prefer the color over the chipper BB&B sheets, and they are the perfect friction coefficient--not too rough, not too slick, but just right. They're probably the equivalent of the $100-120 sheets at BB&B, and I am so happy. So really, if you do the math, I spent $75 to get the sheets that I was eventually satisfied with. Not a bad price, considering.

The experience of shopping at Costco was much better, as well. Costco makes decision-making easy by narrowing down the choices. In the sheet section, there were only 4 colors to choose from and two styles. It only took me 5 minutes to decide (as opposed to 45 at BB&B). Check out if you need validation that you're not the only one.

So, word to the wise: buy the good sheets. You spend a lot of time in bed, might as well make it comfortable.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

On blogs

Edit, edit, edit. No amount of editing is too much--4 or 5 people may read the blog.

Make it funny. You don't want people to get bored and not make it to the end of the post. The last line or paragraph should send them away chuckling to themselves, like good Broadway sends you away whistling.

Moderate embellishment is acceptable if it makes the humor more robust.

Don't get discouraged if nobody writes comments--everyone writes blogs that bomb from time to time. Just keep at it. It is a skill, and like any skill, requires practice, focus and hard work to improve. You can do it. Keep writing. Keep editing.

Use the "Link:" box to refer to refer to funny websites. This enhances the reader's experience by providing additional content in an interactive way.

Avoid reading too many Mommy blogs--they're not the highest quality writing and may make you lazy about your own. Look for more crafted writing, like, to guide you.

As you mature as a blogger, you will find the joy of spending way too much time writing and editing entries that may attract not more than one hand's worth of readers. As Despair, Inc, has said about blogging, "Never before have so many people, with so little to say, said so much to so few." But with time and effort you may get a blog-following of your immediate family and a friend or two. Keep it up--blog, blog, blog.