joe sharp

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The view on I-81 South
I've been talking about going to Nashville for a while. No big reason except that I love guitar music of any kind. So now that I have a very reliable 944 , ( built by the guru himself, Jason Gonzalez), I went.

I split the drive into four legs so I wouldn’t have to drive 14-15 hours straight; I’m way too old for that. I had driven straight through to Ft. Lauderdale, alternating the driving duties with Mark, my dear friend , in a 914, back in 1976, when I was 23 years old. I’m just a tad older now and happily retired. The first leg was from home in Easton, Maryland, on the Eastern Shore. First stop was Radford, Virginia, a small town where I had booked a room, about a 6-7 hour drive.

 
 

words by joe sharp

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here's one of my 944s of 1986 vintage...
In 2009 I was going through the worst period of my life.

Long story short, I was diagnosed with severe clinical depression. Not knowing exactly what this entailed, I looked up “clinical depression” and found that I had all ten of the top ten symptoms. The worst part, for me at least, was the overwhelming feeling that things would never get any better. But thankfully, I am doing much better today, and two 944s played a big part in my ongoing recovery.