British Columbia...home again

After 26 years of residency in the US, the last 15 of them in Seattle, Washington, I'm pleased to be moving to the British Columbia interior at the end of March, 2007. I go home to BC supported and encouraged by some of the most wonderful people...musicians, friends, scientists, and educators alike. I have been blessed by your presence in my life and I look forward to a new dynamic in our friendships and relationships. Please visit again to find out the what's and where's of science education and music through my eyes, in the area between Kamloops and Kelowna, BC.

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New friends playing (and building!) harps in the Salmon Arm area include Debbie and Mike White of Heritage Music (www.heritagemusic.net), and Julia Armstrong of Julia's Wood Works (www.juliaswoodworks.com)

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Mashamba!  I stumbled into this wonderful group of Salmon Arm drummers almost as soon as I arrived, and these photos show us outside Tibout's beautiful store, "Gondwana Gallery" on a blustery fall day November 07, then downtown on the Ross St. Plaza stage at the invitation of the Salmon Arm Downtown Improvement Association a week ago, August 08!  From left to right in the August 08 pictures we have Linda Khandro, Kathi King, Tibout Glazenburg, Joyce Fetterly, and Dale Johnson.  We also usually have Eiko Uehara playing and dancing, and occasional guest drummers and dancers as well.  All donations and payments that Mashamba receives for its performances are donated to an AIDS children's orphanage in Kenya.  And each year Tibout and his wife Marlene, co-owners of Gondwana Gallery, travel to countries of western and southern Africa to shop among the small-business crafts persons there, stocking their store with art, instruments, jewelry, carvings, paintings, and other beautiful items!

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