Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Go Into All The World - Reflections of a First-Time Author

So, I’ve written a book. And it’s quite a story too. A story of generosity and sacrifice; one man giving of himself to help children and families in poverty. I have variously been called a 'saint' and an 'angel,' and at times it was tempting to believe it.

It would have been quite easy to turn this story into a warm-fuzzy, feel-good humanitarian triumph. I could have put myself up as a poster-boy for human compassion and good deeds. I'm sure that taking that angle would have resulted in more readers, more exposure and promotion, more pats on the back and kind words. Everyone loves a good 'faith-in-humanity-restored' tale.

But I couldn’t do that. Not when I know the truth. The truth that the past eight years I’ve spent sponsoring, advocating and travelling to 12 countries with Compassion International is not about me at all. It’s all about God. The only reason I’ve devoted my life to sponsoring, advocating for and visiting these children and families is because God loves me and I want to share God’s love with them, pure and simple. No other reason makes sense to me.

I haven't always had this perspective, I'm ashamed to admit. Pride, self-righteousness and jealousy have been my companions at times along the way. I have watched on enviously as Compassion bloggers and celebrities get taken on trips and promoted and praised, while I fork out thousands of dollars to visit my sponsored kids around the world in obscurity. Deep down I longed to be recognised and noticed. "I'm doing so much more than they are..." would be my indignant, bitter attitude. We Christians have a little cliché that we like to use, that we're doing it for the "Audience of One." This certainly wasn't always the case for me.

Thankfully God has mended my attitude and perspective, and I've been able to genuinely surrender the book (and whatever opportunities arise) to Him.

So, why did I invest a four-figure amount of money in this book, even when I was living off my savings in the Philippines? What do I have to gain? I have a message to share with people which I believe is urgent and important, and I will do whatever I can to get it out there. That’s all.

I'm just an Average Joe. I’m not a paid employee or official spokesperson for Compassion. All views and opinions in the book are my own, but they are based on what I have seen, witnessed and experienced in eight years of sponsoring and visiting the developing world. Heck, they haven’t even officially endorsed the book (though I'm still hoping that will change), so I’m not in it for any sort of brownie points or bonuses. My involvement with Compassion through sponsoring and travelling has cost me a whole lot more than I have gained, materially speaking.

I want people to know that God is real and He is at work in this world through the impact the Church and Compassion are having on millions of children in 26 countries around the world.
I want people to know that they can make a tangible, eternal difference in other people’s lives by partnering with Compassion in sponsorship. I can comfortably hold myself up as an example of that truth, since through my life of generosity and sacrifice I am shining the light of Jesus’ love.

Sponsorship is not just a 'nice thing' we do, and it should never be so limited. I want people to understand that when a child is supported by Compassion and the church, and loved and encouraged by a sponsor, it results in genuine life change and transformation. Sponsored kids are growing up to become doctors, dentists, nurses, lawyers, pastors, teachers and even senators and government leaders! Changing their communities and countries, all because someone showed them the love of Jesus. It is real, and I want to show that through countless examples in this book, so other people will get involved.

I have no doubt that the blatant and pervasive “God-emphasis” that drenches every part of this story will turn some potential readers off. That’s disappointing, but it’s their loss.
I cannot compromise and claim any glory or recognition that rightfully belongs to God.
I cannot deny that which has revealed itself to be true to me (thanks to Whispering Danny for that little gem).
I cannot deny that in all my travels going deep into the brokenness, poverty, darkness and danger of the developing world, the only evidence of joy, peace and hope for the future I witnessed was within the walls of the churches where Compassion was showing children the love of Jesus. It was the only place they were being taught that they had a purpose and their lives have value. I could not pretend that had anything to do with me, even if I’d wanted to.

I still haven't pinpointed a specific target audience for the book. Obviously it's mainly aimed at Christians, but I hope that people who do not share my worldview will still pick up this book and have a read.
Maybe I’ll be an example of a Christian that they’ve never seen before and as a result they will do some seeking.
Maybe through these stories they’ll come face-to-face with a God they’ve never met before, or even meet Him for the first time.
Maybe they’ll somehow manage to ignore the God stuff altogether but be inspired to help others and live generous lives.

I believe that the stories in this book will touch hearts and minds. As far as ‘when’ and ‘how,’ I know it is out of my hands, but I rest in the fact it is in the hands of One much greater than I am, and I know He will use it. So, while I don’t have a slick, fancy PR machine over several social media platforms giving me maximum exposure, access to speaking engagements and media interviews etc., I know that by dedicating it to God, the One who it’s all about in the first place, the right people will see it, enjoy it and share it. There’s a definite peace that comes with that knowledge.

Despite experiencing a fair number of hiccups that come with being a 'nobody' working with a small independent publisher, I have enjoyed the writing process, as well as having the freedom to write what I want. I even managed to slip a couple of Homer Simpson quotes in there! I am thankful for the God-given ability to 'spin a story' using the written word and I guess the ultimate rush for a writer is when they hear from their readers "I felt like I was there!" I hope you feel that after reading 'Go Into All The World.'


I must warn you that in some ways, this book is not an easy read. The stories that I tell are all real. They are not fabricated or embellished in any way. They are often raw and confronting. They reveal the depth of brokenness, darkness and mess in this world. On the flipside, the genuine hope, change and transformation that God brings through the work of Compassion and that I've witnessed personally is just as real, and it is magnificent. I believe you will be changed in some way after reading this book, and I hope you are moved to positive action.


In the end, this eight-year journey of sponsorship, impacting lives and travels into the developing world is just one small chapter in God’s eternal epic tale, and it’s a privilege for me to be the 'supporting actor' He has chosen to headline this particular scene.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

David In The Philippines: October = Trips, Big Decisions, Books, Compassion Family, Fun Runs and Adoptions!

October was a huge month at Ruel Foundation, which included two international adoptions and several operations.

The month actually started with my birthday - I turned 33 on October 1st. I chose to spend my "birthday week" this year visiting three of the Filipino kids I formerly sponsored with Compassion. They all have new sponsors now, so it was great to be able to visit on their behalf and God did some amazing stuff. So the highlight reel this month includes a few Compassion stories, as well as Ruel stories.

The book keeps plodding along. It has been on the verge of being ready for a while but I have sent it back a couple of times due to being a 'grammar nazi' and wanting to get it exactly right. It has cost me a bit more money and time, but I know the final product will be worth waiting for. The latest I have been told is "close of business Monday" (two days from now).

If you haven't already, please check out the Go Into All the World Facebook page or the book's page on the Ark House Press website here.

If you are a blogger or know someone with a blog, I would like to offer you a copy of the PDF (when I receive it), in return for a review or a simple blog post advertising the book. The publishing package I received did not include promotion, so I'm pretty much on my own in that regard. It doesn't matter what size your audience is and you don't have to be a "Compassion blogger" specifically. I just need help getting it out there. If this interests you, please let me know.

In other news, I will be going back to Australia at Christmas and won't be returning to Ruel Foundation in 2015. I wasn't planning on revealing it this early, but it was announced on the Facebook page by someone at the NZ office, so I just went with it.

I will go into more detail in a later blog post, but the main reason for my return is that I haven't been able to fully let go of Compassion sponsorship and advocacy. It still has my heart in a big way, and I believe it is still God's purpose for me.

I have actually got an early start on rebuilding my Compassion family and through a variety of circumstances I have been reconnected with six of my previously sponsored kids. I am still a volunteer at Ruel and potentially won't be earning an income until February but God has provided for me to still be able to commence sponsoring.

This is my current Compassion family:
Top row - Sehila (Bolivia); Antonio (Nicaragua); Josefa (Guatemala)
Bottom - Ana Alice (Brazil); Danna (Mexico); Larissa (Brazil)

Without further ado, here are the highlights from the month of October:

And thus endeth another incredible birthday, the fourth one in the last six years I have spent visiting my Compassion kids. Today I visited precious 14-year-old Princess Joy and her family. She has six siblings, aged 5 to 25, and God's giant handprints of blessing and provision are all over this family, despite their humble circumstances. In a community with very few opportunities, they have a relative who owns the gas station and the farm where the parents and older brothers... both live and work! We ate spaghetti (her favourite), ice cream, went to the beach and bought groceries in a mall they had only ever window-shopped at. I was also able to buy Princess her very first cellphone (may have been a mistake?) Devoting my life to giving to others is incredibly fulfilling, and for me there is no price tag you can put on it. At the end of my life I may not have much to my name materially, but through the sacrifices I have made I know I have helped create memories and experiences for many people and planted the seed of God’s love in many hearts. (October 1)



As a symbol of how valuable she is to me and especially to God, I made the decision to give Princess Joy the teddy bear I've had since I was born, creatively named "Yellow Ted." It was not an easy decision and I almost had second thoughts, but it was an act of joyful sacrifice and with her three younger siblings I know Yellow Ted has found a good home. (October 2)

I'm sitting in my hotel room in Manila reflecting on an incredible week that only God could have put together. In the Good Word, it says "People who are generous will prosper. Those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed." (Proverbs 11:25). This week I sacrificed a lot of "first-world" type things to go and visit three of my former Compassion kids in the Philippines. In return, I was the recipient of such lavish and extraordinary hospitality and generosity. People looking after me, taking me places and just taking time to be with me. Overall the verdict is the same: Compassion is a God-inspired ministry, transforming the lives of children, families and communities, and I strongly recommend people in the developed world get involved Thanks to everyone I came in contact with this past week, you made it a time I will never forget. (October 2)


I'm finally back at Ruel after an amazing nine days. Princess Joy is part of a family of 13 (including her brother's wives and kids). They live in a very basic shelter, which was knocked down in the typhoon, and make money by getting the stuff out of coconuts, called copra, and selling it. So I am really drinking a snack of sacrifice - it's their livelihood! That is hard to get my head around, but I accepted the gift gratefully, and it was delish! (October 3)

Took the kids to soccer in the tricycle this morning. It felt a little bit weird being in the drivers seat again after nine days of being a passenger in planes, ferries, buses, jeepneys, trucks, tricycles, motorbikes, taxis and vans! (October 4)

This has become one of my favourite photos, simply for the joy that is displayed, and my heart bursts every time I think about it You've probably never thought of supermarket shopping as an exciting adventure, but it certainly was on this day, their first time ever. Being the hands and feet of Jesus, providing for those who need it, is an amazing privilege. (October 5)


Happy first birthday to this little Ruel munchkin! Baby J has been with us since May and will be having his cleft lip/palate operation very soon thanks to the fundraising of one of our short term volunteers. His smile is the best! (October 7)

Earlier this year during my first earthquake in the Phils I was on my computer and didn't even notice it. Had the second one just then and woah! It was only about four seconds and fairly gentle, but it didn't go unnoticed, that's for sure. Heart is pounding. (October 7)

I never cease to be amazed at the generosity of the poor. This gift was given to me by John Dave's family. It is a glass cube and inside is a model of a big tree and a wooden house. It proved a slight headache carrying it on buses and planes, but it was given with such love and sacrifice. The good thing is generosity works both ways. The back wall of the family's house was knocked down by a typhoon and it's where all four kids sleep. As John Dave's sponsors, my parents are investigating how they can help. *Insert huge smile here* (October 8)

Hanging out with Ruel's newest resident, 3 month-old Baby Girl C. So tiny! (October 9)

As a ridiculously un-artistic person, I really appreciate the effort that goes into things like this. Humbling (October 10)
 

While I was in Davao, I was blessed to catch up with these two new friends, Daniel and Marlene McColloch Bray. They are involved with a ministry called 'Hope Created' and Dan works at a local school. We connected through Marlene's blog. She wrote a piece called "20 Things No One Told You About Moving Overseas" (thanks for sharing Erika) and the timing of it was incredible, as I had just started feeling the effects of culture shock back in August. It was great to spend a few hours with them, learn about what they're doing and talk to fellow missionaries who can relate to my situation (October 11)

So, the Masipit Rooster Choir must be going for some sort of World Record for the longest continual synchronized crowing. 12.30am to 5.30am is a pretty good effort. I always thought sleep was overrated anyway. On the plus side, I'll take roosters crowing over dogs barking any day! (October 12)


Compassion just sent me this photo from my visit with John Dave in Canlaon City. He had been subdued with a persistent toothache early on and I was afraid it would affect our day or cut it short. While visiting their house I prayed for healing in the name of Jesus, who I know to be real. I watched him carefully for the rest of the day, and there were no signs of any problems. You might call it magic, superstition, BS or any other number of things, but I know what I believe and I know what happened on this day was amazing (and nothing to do with me). God is a healer. (October 13)

I received a "thank you" letter from Princess Joy after my visit two weeks ago. One thing stood out. Her favourite part of the whole day (even better than getting her very own cellphone!) was going to the beach. We were there for maybe 10 minutes, standing in the shallows and just talking, but it was the most memorable part of the day for her. It's an important reminder to me that children find such simple moments so special and valuable, and to be able to provide her with that experience was priceless (October 13)

John Dave's surname is Fajardo. When I visited, he asked me what my last name was, then promptly declared his new name to be "John Dave Fa-Chalmers." Funny kid (October 14)

We recently had the fifth international adoption at Ruel Foundation this year. They are always amazing to witness and be part of. Little Mr M will be living in Ireland with his new mummy, daddy and older sister (October 15)

Today at Ruel Foundation we celebrate LIFE! Baby Boy M was brought to us back in April at just four days old. We had a team from YWAM here at the time, and they were given the privilege of naming him. Have a look at him now as a big six-month-old (October 18)

Thanks for your prayers and concern for Mr L. Unfortunately he died, he was just too sick. At least he was surrounded by love in his final days. Please continue to pray for his family and the Ruel staff. It's a privilege to care for these little ones. (October 19)

The Ruel kids focused and engaged like I've never seen them! The poor turtle showed us his swimming prowess, but was going nowhere in a hurry (October 24)

We have a HUGE week coming up at Ruel. Sunday is our 5K Fun Run to celebrate our Foundation Day. On Monday Little Mr I and Baby J (left) are in Manila for their operations and later in the week Little Mr A meets his Forever Family who are coming from Finland! Phew! (October 24)

Well, the first ever Ruel Foundation 5K Fun Run is complete, and it was a successful morning. I was given the job of photographer, and snapped away happily with my trusty Samsung Galaxy III. This is me with the crew from United Evangelical Church, who unfortunately turned up 10 minutes after the other runners had taken off. Better late than never! UEC has been a real blessing to the kids of Ruel Foundation (October 26)



Today I took six adults in my tricycle and at the end of the journey I found I had a flat tyre. Fortunately "vulcanisers" are very common (sometimes just a guy by the side of the road with a pump and some tools) so I was back on the road in 5 minutes. The cost? 20 pesos (50 cents). Swish! (October 26)

In school this morning we were talking about believing in God. One of the boys declared "Yep, I believe in God. I believe in God and Kuya David." I'll take that (October 28)

This is me with my little shadow, Miss M. Apparently four hours in the morning with me is not enough and she hunts me down several times in the arvo as well. Ah, to be wanted...(October 30)

*I go upstairs after trimming my beard*
Ruel kid: "You've had a haircut!"
Right you are, kiddo
(October 31)

The month ended with another international adoption. Little Mr A met his new mummy, daddy, grandmother and brother and they travelled to Finland to begin their new life together.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Teacher Life - Snippets From The Classroom

I have been a teacher for almost seven years in Victoria, Australia, so I'm still really a newbie. In that time I have:
- taught at eight schools for at least a term, plus an orphanage
- taught in the Government, Lutheran, Catholic and Independent school systems

- taught almost every year level from Prep to Year 10.
- been a Classroom, Music and CRT teacher
- coached basketball
- taught after-school guitar and keyboard lessons (Mr C School of Rock!)
- organized basketball tournaments, school camps and school concerts

In other words, I don't let the grass grow under my feet.

I have often struggled, but it's been a fun and fulfilling ride so far, with most of my teaching experience in the lower levels. One thing's for sure, they certainly provide you with some entertaining material for social media. Here's a look back at some of the highlights of my teaching career back to 2010, as documented by my Facebook wall, with some photos at the end. Enjoy!


2013 (Grade 1)
I never imagined that my elementary knowledge of the Hindu gods would cause one of my little students to be very happy. The things you find out at P/T interviews (March 27th)

Got no voice, the day before parent/teacher interviews. Delightful. Thankful for the arvo off, since trying to control a bunch of Grade 1s while sounding like the squeaky-voiced teen from the Simpsons is just not easy (March 20)

The Essendon jumper will be getting a run in my classroom tomorrow. I have one little Collingwood guy in particular who will be copping it, who loves bringing in his Magpies lunchbox. Wouldn't be surprised if he takes a four day weekend (April 25th)

Ah Grade 1, you funny bunch. Mrs R was walking out the door after her last fortnightly class before going to have her baby and my bunch called out their farewell "Have a good baby!" As Homer J would say "Those are exactly my sentimonies!" (May 15th)

My Grade 1 class's writing task was to write a postcard from the moon. This is what one girl wrote (all spelling has been corrected): "Dear Mr Chalmers, I love you teaching the children, but you are a little strict. So you have to calm down a little bit. So when you are strict you have to breathe in and out ok? So, um, yeah, that is about it. Bye bye I will see you later." (May 12th)

Grade 1 chuckle to finish the term: We were reading a book containing Australian animals, and I asked the students to identify any animals starting with the same letter as their first name. One young fella saw a numbat, only he remembered it as "Numb-nuts". Close enough (June 28)

I read my class a book in which the main character repeatedly says "Swimming is stupid!". Cue collective horrified GASP! Ah my little ones, just wait until you see what other wonderful "rude" words the world has waiting for you to discover. Innocence... (Aug 30)
 
I LOVE Book Week dress-up day (one of the perks of being a Junior School teacher). I made a wacky Captain Hook, complete with spatula-hook and Homer socks. My class was transformed into Darth Vaders, Yodas, Princesses, Superheroes, Wallys, Pirates, Big Bad Wolves and Little Red Riding Hoods. The kids were (relatively) off their trolley today, so my original lesson plans went out the window. We saw a rabbit grazing on the front lawn outside the classroom and had a caterpillar hatch from its cocoon just as one girl was showing it for Show and Tell. It's enough to send anyone bonkers. Ah, weekend...(Aug 23)

My class invented a new 2D shape today. A 6-sided shape is a hexagon, so it follows that a 7-sided shape must be a "sexy-gon". Many chuckles were had for that one (Aug 22nd)

Show and Tell this week: favourite book. We then vote on which book for me to read out loud to the class. Something I never imagined myself doing is reading the book Bottoms Up, about a bunch of babies protesting about wearing nappies, and pointing out that animals don't have to cover up, so why should they? There was hilarity and craziness, with bums and undies galore! (on the pages of the book of course) Ah, Grade 1 (Aug 9)

Ah, the much-anticipated Zoo Day. One boy told me yesterday he was so excited "my heart is going to jump out of my mouth". We were blessed with a rain-free day. No bear-maulings, lion-chompings or snake-strangulations. All kids back safe and sound. My group of 13 were like an irrepressible "plague of happiness" (as one parent helper so wonderfully put it). They exuberantly swarmed from one exhibit to the next, ignoring signs telling them to be quiet and walk. It was fun to watch. Interesting reaction from some of my colleagues who shudder with horror at the thought of a Grade 1 excursion, but I'd do it over being in the classroom any day of the week. Fun times (September 11th)

Grade 1 boy: HAAA-CHOOOOO! (all over boy in front)
*2 seconds later puts hand over mouth*
Me: *Face palm*
(Oct 30)

A group of mum’s Grade 5 kids put together a show for my Grade 1s. I felt sorry for them as my kids weren't the greatest audience. They were leading into a couple of Christmas songs and asked "What time of year is it?"
The first kid said "2012, 1st of December." Incorrect, and missed the point.
The second kid said "2013, 2nd of December". Got the date right but still missed the point. They had to be prompted by the Grade 5s: "No, It's Christmas!" This was met with bemused silence. Looks like there are some kids out there yet to get into the Christmas spirit. I hope they're in a more enthusiastic mood for tomorrows show. (
Dec 2)



Hooray for the end of year teacher stash Thanks 1C, it was a fun year. (Dec 11)

2012 (Grade 3/4 and Music)



Another talent I didn't know I had - performing a two-puppet show by myself!! (and I didn't stuff up the voices) Fairly impressed...(March 30th)

Two days into the "holidays" (pffft!), 2 Term planners done!! Just gotta knock over literacy and maths, and the rest of the hols are MINE!! (April 2)

I was feeling pretty proud, had just finished doing a decent drum demo in front of my 5/6s, when I got this from one of the girls "Pffft! Justin Bieber can drum faster than that..." Consider my bubble well and truly burst (April 12)

Love doing the "blast from the past" with my kids at school - I've got them into Muppets, SuperTed, Peter Combe, McGee and Me, and Psalty the Singing Songbook - they love it! (May 26)



Just returned from a superb Grade 3/4 camp at Grampians Retreat – ½ hour of rain all week, kids were great, ate til I was stuffed and even went on the Giant Swing and Flying Fox (scared the crud out of me, but hey, if Grade 3 kids can do it, then so can I) (June 16)

*Grade 3 girl whacking herself on the back of the head*
Me: "What are you doing?"
Girl: "I'm trying to make my brain go down here (points to front of head) so I can see what I'm thinking."
It must be Friday...(Aug 24)

As the organiser, I want to give a big thanks to all players, coaches, parents and refs for making yesterday’s Portland Schools Basketball Tournament a great day. Behaviour and sportsmanship was top notch, and as an added bonus, our school took out the boys and girls Grand Finals. Werribee, here we come! (Sept 7th)

So proud of my 12 b-ballers at Hooptime in Werribee today. Results aside, it was a 5am four-hour car trip and a different level of basketball. Thanks to the parents for your "taxi-driving" and support...(Nov 9th)

Goodbye 3/4C. 'Twas a fun, interesting, challenging year with you. Never a dull moment. (Dec 14)

On the way home from church this morning my 3 kids break into a very loud rendition of "My Highland Goat"!!!! Thanks a lot! (Dec 30, from a parent)

2011 (Grade 1/2)
Trying to teach 6 and 7 year olds what jury duty means (or even how to say it) - priceless. Hello court tomorrow (ended up being two weeks) (March 8)

*A spider, so-tiny-its-almost-invisible, comes down among 2A students*
2A students: "Skreeeeem!!!"
*Mr Chalmers comes to the rescue and gently takes the so-tiny-its-almost-invisible spider outside*
2A students: "Skreeeeem!!"
I love my job (
May 28th)

Paying the price for letting things slide during school term - two tubs of kids books marked, 4 to go. (Oct 5th)

Nice decision to walk home from school today. Knee played up, poured down rain and got swooped by a couple of nasty birds...fun times (Oct 28th)

Just tried a science experiment I'm doing with my kids this week, AND IT WORKED!! In your face, science!! (Nov 1)

Ah, the ol' Grade 2 sleepover. Sitting in the gym, drinking my Pepsi Max, pretending to do work on my computer, waiting for 23 cherubs to drop off into beddy-bye land. Ready for a lovely 6am start. The things we teachers do to create memories for our kids...(Nov 11th)



I told my students "IF" they wanted to get me a present at the end of the year, I don't really like that fancy Lindt/Fererro Rocher chocolate. I much prefer Cadbury. Seems they took me quite literally 

 
2010 (CRT Term 1, Grade 5/6 Term 2, Grade 1/2 Term 3 and 4)
I marvel at the crazy, dodgy things people do for money - I taught primary school ART today. (March 2)

I just worked 4 days in a row after not working for 2 months, and I’m stuffed. Soft as butter!!(March 5)

I’m definitely earning my money out on the CRT trail...(March 22)

I may have struck "teaching gold" and have a good 5/6 class!! Should be a good term 2 (March 29)

(seems I spoke too soon with that one, because two months later I wrote…)

I find it amazing how, when confronted by a consistently positive attitude, people with negative attitudes seem to rise up, resist and rebel. Even kids.
(May 31)



I am about to dress up as "Where's Wally" for Book Week at school. Ah, the things we teachers do...(July 26)

The school booked me into a first aid course....on a Saturday!! What the? Not impressed (July 30)

A principal is under fire for changing the word "gay" from the Kookaburra song. I've done it...SO SUE ME!! (Sept 2)

I just spent 12 hours over 2 days cleaning out my inherited classroom and office (who said men don't clean?) with my mates U2 and Coke. Good times...(Sept 21)

I was incredibly privileged to be able to share my Compassion sponsorship with all the Grade 1/2 kids at my school this morning. Praying something great comes out of it! (Oct 15)

Sorting classes for next year - feels like AFL trade week (Oct 20)

I am in awe of the incredible privilege (and responsibility) I have teaching at my school, being the main male teacher. (Oct 22nd)



I played guitar (!) in chapel at school today: 2 songs, no wrong chord changes, word perfect, all with a broken high E string....nice! (Oct 27th)

The Many Faces of Mr Chalmers