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    Good evening -

    I've posted enough that I should pause and introduce myself. I'm Steve, and I live in a small town in rural eastern Iowa. I've been a classical music fanatic since I was about eight years old, which was about the time I started piano lessons; and an opera fanatic almost that long.

    I am a retired elementary teacher and I've been active in community theatre since my teen years, mostly now as a director.

    I am currently putting the finishing touches on a children's novel for which I'll soon be looking for an agent. It's about two 13 year old boys who are classical piano prodigies. The chances of ever getting published are slim, but at my age I have nothing to lose in trying.

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    Hi Steve...did you keep up the piano practice?

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    Welcome to Talk Classical, Steve. Continue to enjoy the forum - it's mostly harmless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1846 View Post
    Good evening -

    I've posted enough that I should pause and introduce myself. I'm Steve, and I live in a small town in rural eastern Iowa. I've been a classical music fanatic since I was about eight years old, which was about the time I started piano lessons; and an opera fanatic almost that long.

    I am a retired elementary teacher and I've been active in community theatre since my teen years, mostly now as a director.

    I am currently putting the finishing touches on a children's novel for which I'll soon be looking for an agent. It's about two 13 year old boys who are classical piano prodigies. The chances of ever getting published are slim, but at my age I have nothing to lose in trying.
    Welcome to TC. If you don't mind my asking, what is the significance of "1846"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1846 View Post
    Good evening -

    I've posted enough that I should pause and introduce myself. I'm Steve, and I live in a small town in rural eastern Iowa. I've been a classical music fanatic since I was about eight years old, which was about the time I started piano lessons; and an opera fanatic almost that long.
    Welcome to the forum. Wow, a small rural town. That sounds very nice. I have been in a congested urban/suburban area all my life.
    “The media’s the most powerful entity on Earth. They have the power to make the innocent look guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the mind of the masses.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeh375 View Post
    Hi Steve...did you keep up the piano practice?
    Not as much as I should have, but I do still play. I need to set aside more time for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SanAntone View Post
    Welcome to TC. If you don't mind my asking, what is the significance of "1846"?
    I have used this name several times on boards like this, and I love how it inspires questions. The significance is that I'm a native Iowan, and 1846 is the year Iowa became a state. One person actually did figure it out once, but it's definitely obscure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SixFootScowl View Post
    Welcome to the forum. Wow, a small rural town. That sounds very nice. I have been in a congested urban/suburban area all my life.
    Truthfully, I'm a city kid at heart, but I've lived in this town for the past thirty-four years. It's a big enough town that there's a hospital, a good library, good community theatre, schools - all the essentials. Everyone knows everyone, it's mostly quiet, politics aren't terribly contentious, people look after each other. Downtown looks like a Norman Rockwell painting. Yeah, it's kind of dull but at my age there are worse things than dull.
    Last edited by 1846; Sep-13-2021 at 03:07.

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