Giving Back this Holiday Season: Do It For The Love Foundation


“I wanted to pass along the name of a group that I have been supporting the last few years. Michael Franti and his wife started the Do it for the Love Foundation in 2013 to provide live music experiences for people who are sick, veterans, and children facing all kinds of challenges. The list of musicians who have participated is really overwhelming as are the wish grant stories.

I personally started donating in memory of my Dad after he passed away.

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Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina: 2016 Recap

hopscotch-music-festival-2016-recap-wardrobe-oxygenI haven’t been to a proper music festival in some years. Neither has my friend Nicole and she was itching to go to one. She did some research and the Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina seemed like a perfect choice. We’re not spring chickens any more, and have no desire to camp in the blazing heat and go without electricity and running water (hello Bonnaroo) and would like somewhere reasonably close so we don’t have to fly or take off more days of work.

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On the Road!

When you read this the Garys will already be on the road for our cross-country road trip! We’re so lucky to have friends who will be moving in and house sitting for us (and dog sitting for Cindy too!).  I feel good knowing we have friends and neighbors taking care of our home and Cindy while we’ll be away.  We’ve brought plenty of memory cards to store all the photos I know we’ll be taking and were able to fit everything in the car while still having breathing room. 

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Tunes for The Weekend

I usually write about music in my monthly newsletter, but life has been really hectic, the newsletter is overdue, and well, music is just too much fun right now to wait. I always love this time of year for new music – the weather is warming, people are getting into the mindset of outdoor concerts and music festivals, toes are tapping for tunes other than Christmas carols and all sorts of albums are released.

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