BIT 38 – May 8, 2010

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Hello everyone,

We’ve been back home in Costa Rica for a while now, and have been very busy.

Showing off my D-6 to the guys.
Backing up Rick for a song.

Before we flew back to Costa Rica the first week of March, we met with some friends at a Cracker Barrel for lunch. While waiting for them to arrive, I took out my banjo and sat in one of the rockers and played. That turned out to be a great way to draw a crowd and meet some very nice people.  Continue reading “BIT-38”


BIT 34 – November 16, 2009

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We surprised Mom when we came home from the States… It was great!

A close up of the fret-board before applying finish.






Hello again, Dad & I flew back home to Costa Rica about 3 weeks ago for a little break. During this time I was able to finally finish putting together my first Electric Guitar!

Well, I did everything except the Spraying of the Finish. I hired another gentleman to do it under my supervision. Continue reading “BIT-34”


BIT 31 – May 8, 2009

Poster for the Guitar Concert on Feb. 21, 2009Well, my last Concert in Grecia went well, and a lot of my friends were able to come out to it, including Pablo Ortiz (link opens in new browser window), who I invited up to play with me for the close of the Concert.  It was truly a grand finale!

We had such a great time that we are now planning to do more Concerts together in near future.  I am also planning to start hosting Guitar Competitions in conjunction with our Concerts, and Continue reading “BIT-31”


BIT 30 – February 12, 2009

2009 Earthquake in Costa Rica!Hello again,2009 Earthquake in Costa Rica!

First of all I am sure that you all have heard about the devastating earthquake here in Costa Rica… It was one of only two times that we got outside the house because it got that bad! Continue reading “BIT-30”


BIT 29 – January 10, 2009

Cool looking plant!
I don’t know what kind of plant this is, but I thought it looked really neat!
This little humming bird was resting on a table.

Hello again,

I hope you all have had a wonderful Holiday Season, and a Happy New Year.

We are getting settled into things here, but it’s hard because we know that the house we are in isn’t the place for us to be.  Continue reading “BIT-29”


BIT 13 – August 25, 2007

Well, hello again, I’ll keep this a short BIT.  I’m writing this from Costa Rica… before we left Panama last week I was busier than a one handed guitarist!  Between playing last minute gigs, getting packed and closing everything down, and the fun is just about to begin!  We’ll be flying back to the States next week to start the tour!

Oh, by the way.  The gig for the Continue reading “BIT-13”


BIT 12 – July 17, 2007

Hello all,

Not much happening here since my last BIT… We’ve been pretty busy with visitors from the States so I’ve not had the time for practice or for doing gigs lately.  Also my mom got pretty sick here, and between trying to take care of her, until the doctor could stabilize her so my dad and I could send her back stateside to recover and get the care she needs with some great friends of ours.  She’s doing much better now, Thank God!

Dad had a guy from Texas come down on a mission trip for 3 weeks.  So dad was pretty busy getting Chris around and I was taking care of my mom.  While Chris was here we also met Continue reading “BIT-12”


Bit 11 – MAY 25, 2007

Greetings from Panama! Since my last post my parents and I had a nice visit to Costa Rica for about a week.  I got to meet a guy, Gary, who was the drummer for the Turtles!  Remember their hit…”Happy Together”?

Of course, he said that hit happened 3 years after he had left the group… bad timing! 🙂  It was still pretty cool to meet him.  It was also nice to see so many of our friends again.  It was a really nice visit.

When we returned, I did a Continue reading “BIT-11”


BIT 10 – March 19, 2007

Hello again, I hope you’re all in good health.

All is well here… I’ve been busy helping my Dad with a major project but it’s coming along pretty good!  Between work and practice I don’t have much time left in the day!

The Radio interview I mentioned went well. Everyone seemed to enjoy it.  I was also featured in a local newspaper article about my Dec. 29th concert!!!  More new Continue reading “BIT-10”


BIT 9 – February 14, 2007

Well hello again… I hope you’ve all been having as good a time as I’ve had!

I did an opening concert on Dec. 29th in the now being remodelled Boquete Community Theatre in Boquete.  The Boquete Community Players (BCP) leased the space and plan to renovate it and build a stage, etc. so that the community of Boquete can have theatrical, musical and cultural productions and events in an appropriate atmosphere.  The work on this project is really coming along!

I also had the opportunity to play for a group of dignitaries at the Inauguration of the 35th Coffee & Flower Festival in Continue reading “BIT-9”