Two, two chords: Meeting my musical muse
I was a drummer in high school, and stringed instruments terrified me. But when my dad got sick, I picked up the ukulele, and it changed my life.
On August 17, 2017, I ordered my first ukulele.
It was a 21-inch mahogany soprano from Amazon that set me back about $40.
Avery had just started first grade. Julian was 10. Hurricane Harvey hit a few weeks later. I was a year into a difficult romantic relationship, and my dad had just been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
That was the summer of the eclips…