My Cat And My Students ~ Katrina Curtiss 11/23/2020

My Cat And My Students ~ Katrina Curtiss 11/23/2020
Basura Waits For A Student 11:23:2020

Basura Cat found her favorite spot on the floor, Saying, that she is not moving anymore. It’s her favorite space in the entire house, She won’t move, not even for a mouse. It’s next to where my students come and sit, They don’t seem to mind Basura Cat, no not…

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Two Sides That Meet In The Middle ~ by Katrina Curtiss 10/24/2020

Two Sides That Meet In The Middle ~ by Katrina Curtiss 10/24/2020
Kat and Ken Friends 10:24:2020

He called me this morning, asking if I wanted to take back my vote yet, we laughed; I called him a son of a gun. We chatted like we do, most everyday. Topics range from music to politics. We never tell the other what to think or do, how to…

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Me And My Boombox ~ A Short Memory by Katrina Curtiss 10/21/2020

Me And My Boombox ~ A Short Memory by Katrina Curtiss 10/21/2020
Kat With Boombox 10:22:2020

There once was a time, oh so long ago, That music was hard to take on the go. First a stereo that sat in the living room, Then a box that played music, it was called Boom. It was big; it was bulky to carry around, With a radio, and…

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My Relationship With Helen Reddy ~ by Katrina Curtiss 9/30/2020

When I was 15, finally getting my hands on a long desired guitar, everyone was surprised that I could also sing. How this came about was thanks to a guitar teacher who insisted that I sing along with the songs he was teaching me. Me, not knowing better and out…

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My Cat And My Student, Mr. J. ~ Katrina Curtiss 9/17/2020

My Cat And My Student, Mr. J. ~ Katrina Curtiss 9/17/2020
Jackson and Basura 9:17:2020

He’s a great kid, to me at this age; they’re all kids. He looks at life with a gentle heart. He wants to travel after High School, wants to feel the world. He wants to make a difference. Basura Cat knows my students, a great judge of character. For some…

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My Cat And The Masked Guitar Students ~ by Katrina Curtiss 9/15/2020

My Cat And The Masked Guitar Students ~ by Katrina Curtiss 9/15/2020
Miss C. And Basura Guitar Lesson 9/12/2020

I've been teaching on Zoom ~ then as the number of COVID-19 cases started to drop, started teaching in person at my home studio. I have a plexiglass divider between my students and me. We're at least 6 feet apart. It's okay, if once the student is seated, that they take off…

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My Cat Misses Live Music ~ A short poem by Katrina Curtiss 9/4/2020

My Cat Misses Live Music ~ A short poem by Katrina Curtiss 9/4/2020
Basura, My Guitar and Me 9:4:2020

The Adventures Of Basura Continue... Basura woke me up at 3:30 this morning, not wanting food as usual, but demanding that I play guitar for her. She meows until I comply; it’s an audience of one. My Cat Misses Live Music ~ A short poem by Me Live music is…

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The Music Note Tree ~ by Katrina Curtiss 7/28/2020

The Music Note Tree ~ by Katrina Curtiss 7/28/2020
The Music Note Tree 7/28/2020

The Music Note Tree is a friend of mine It helps me play music and keep good time The notes tell me how long they want to play Each note has a value and here’s what they say. The Whole Note says “It’s 4 beats for me” The Whole Note…

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The Lonely Music Teacher ~ by Katrina Curtiss 7/16/2020

The Lonely Music Teacher ~ by Katrina Curtiss 7/16/2020
Empty Student's Chair 7/16/2020

I’m cleaning out all of my teaching material, hoping that much like when you wash your car it rains. If I clean it out, toss stuff out, suddenly the world will right itself and we’ll get back to normal. I’ve been at it for hours, going through everything, my God,…

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My Neighbors Birth Day Party ~ by Katrina Curtiss 7/3/2020

My Neighbors Birth Day Party ~ by Katrina Curtiss 7/3/2020
Neighbor Ray's Birth Day Party 7/3/2020

In the picture, you see my neighbors, the man in the chair is Ray, he works for H.E.B. He leaves home before sunrise every workday, if I'm on the front porch with my coffee, he shouts a resounding, "Hello!" I'm always wondering if he'll wake the neighbors, he doesn't seem…

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