During this big ice/ snow storm the South got last week, I picked up my ukulele my wife got me for Christmas years ago, for the first time…meaningfully, with the intent on learning something. I love it! It’s such a small instrument and I am on the large side of things, or closer to large than I am to small or petite.

The sound, the size, the music and the history fascinate me. My specialty has always been brass instruments, mainly trombone, baritone, and tuba. The Uke is my first string instrument and I got to say I never imagined strumming and singing was so difficult. I mean I can’t sing anyways but even trying to hum the tune and play makes my hand strum every direction but down. It’s rediculous.