Nobody asked for it, but here it is anyway. Check for Monsters. I’m on the uke.

And yes, I do realize there’s been a butt-ton of ukulele-related content in recent posts. But hey, there’s been a pandemic, so… Get over it. 😉


1st Zoom-Based Apocalypse Wayland Ukulele Club session was a success!

Our very first Zoom-based Apocalypse Wayland Ukulele Club session was a success! Many thanks to all who participated. Yay! 🙂

We’ll do it again next week at 7pm. Feel free to join us even if you haven’t been part of the group before. All are welcome!


Apocalypse Ukulele Club for the Era of COVID-19!

Okay — here’s the plan:

WHAT: A Ukulele Club for Quarantine Fun!  — 1st Test Run! (via Zoom)

WHEN: Monday 3/23/2020 7:15 pm (but let’s all try to log in at 7pm)

HOW: We’ll connect using Zoom (not Facebook — we looked into Facebook but it turns out not to be the best solution.) See steps below for connecting via Zoom. It’s really not hard — and you do NOT need a Zoom account to use Zoom. I have an account, and that’s what we’ll use. A few minutes before 7pm on Monday evening I’ll send out the instructions via email.

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Ukulele Flash Mob! March 1, 2020

The Wayland Ukulele Club did our very first FLASH MOB! It was at First Parish in Wayland, MA. Here is a video clip, plus a lovely thank you card from First Parish organizer Lynne Lipcon, plus some pix! 🙂
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Blast from the past: “Dear Mark” (Ukulele Song)

“Dear Mark, I’m writing because my teacher said I had to.”  #honesty  🙂


A Crack In The Sky: Book Trailer


Halloween confrontation with a pesky pumpkin


RHAM Reads review of I Am the Wallpaper

I am the WallpaperI am the Wallpaper by Mark Peter Hughes is about a girl who goes from ordinary to extraordinary. Floey Packer has always felt like the boring one in her family because compared to her popular, exciting, older sister Lillian, she is never as interesting. But when Lillian gets married and leaves for her month-long honeymoon, Floey decides to break out of her shell. One problem: her evil cousins are staying at her house for the summer and they seem to be quite interested in her diary. When people finally begin to notice her, she wonders, is it her new personality? Is it what her mischievious cousins have done to embarrass her? I loved how this book described in detail how the main character was feeling and how I could relate to Floey’s feelings about fitting in. While reading, I could visualize the setting and what the characters were doing, due to the fantastic detail. I would recommend this book to any girl that feels like the wallpaper. DEFINITELY 5 STARS! Full review…


Just Unearthed: My “Survivor” TV Show Audition Tape

Way back in the spring of 2000 I sent in this super-low-budget home-made audition tape to be a contestant on the (then fairly new) TV show “Survivor.” My application was rejected 🙂 but it’s still kinda fun to watch. Check out the bat-swinging cameos from my toddler son and niece, and the “supportive” words from my mother. Also check out the huuge camera, which was ancient even for then. My father bought it in the 1980s.


Heart Full of Books Reviews Lemonade Mouth Book vs Movie

Posted in Reviews by Maddie by HeartFullOfBooks

Just ask yourself what two things would make ‘The Breakfast Club’ a better movie. Bridgit Mendler and singing did you say?

Oh, ‘Lemonade Mouth’ has both of those things set in detention, sign me up!

After watching the Disney Channel Original Movie, a title screen that will warm my heart for the rest of my days, I just had to get my hands on the book. I was mega disappointed that Mo and Charlie didn’t get together in the film, but finding out their relationship was canon was literally the best thing to happen to me since … full article