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HIS SPIRIT LIVES ON! ... BONER, THE PIANO DOG ... November 27, 1994 ... February 20, 2010

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April 31, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

I am still trying to process what happened, the experience of the last two days. The meeting with Jim and Annie in the desert was on a different plane of reality, so many tiny facets that were working, showing me, validating, renewing by faith and belief in my journey, why I have continued for so long. How people can and will go to great lengths for the sake of caring, appreciating and loving... relationship. That is what really brought me back to connect with them both the second time... I think I knew on a subconscious level that we are very “like.” I am always out to empower giving people. They showed to me who they both are, how a couple can work together as one to give and share themselves to the greatest extend. What happened, there were some details, like how did the truck run so long without being connected to the alternator. How did it run on just the battery as long as it did. Why did it break down where it did? How did it start the next day for Chris to get it into the garage bay when the battery was toast. It had only 4 volts in it. It was all bizarre, or magical or exactly the energy of the desert vortex we we’re in which is the best and worse and the unknowable. Meeting Jim and Annie, they gave me a very special life experience.

April 30, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

People can really be wonderful. I met a couple out in the desert, nomads, older like my age... the guy, a self-proclaimed "jack of all trades, master of none" tried to help me with the Traveling Piano truck having major problems these days with the electrical truck/music system. The problem got worse as he worked on it, did not know if it was something he did or not. We will never know... they we're to leave their camping spot yesterday but stayed an extra day to help me. As I was leaving the area to return home the charge light lit. They followed me home from the desert, an hour ride to the city. I managed to reach the edge of the city when the truck's electrical system went out, no lights etc... then the truck died. I had it towed and they drove me across town to the station because the tow truck driver would not allow anyone in his truck. We dropped off the truck and then they drove me home, it was after midnight. They had to drive all the way back into the desert.



This morning the couple, Jim and Annie, they made a sizable contribution through my website to help pay for the repairs on top of everything they already did. I dumped the truck unexpectedly on the repair guys at R&R Auto Systems here in Las Vegas who already had a full schedule for today. It is Friday and they are closed for the weekend. The truck started up for them enough to back it up an incline and into the garage. The battery was fried with only 4 volts showing. The trucks' alternator had been disconnected from the battery. How I was able to ride the distance on the battery alone to just inside the city where I could get a tow is a miracle and unexplainable. Same goes for how the truck started for them this morning. Chris the owner of the shop took it on himself to get the truck running before he closed and then charged me only for the battery. I'll take it back on Monday and he will go through all the wiring for the piano batteries and figure out the system to hook up to the main battery for charging.



Meanwhile, my friend Eric picked me up to take me to his place so I can wash my clothes and then drove me to the truck repair place before he went to his volunteer commitment at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission where we first met. People are really wonderful. All this is constant validation that if I keep going, things will work out. I am being taken care of, just need to stay with the flow I am in as I put one foot in front of the other. You do the right things in the truth of spirit and the right things will happen, always. Living in the truth of spirit is a daily practice... keeping at bay obligation, expectation, demands from ego, frustration and anger, blame, staying in a state of humility, gratitude, acceptance, awareness... and Traveling Piano dog Mo through it all just sending out his amazing energy of love to everyone through every process. He is a very comforting presence and everyone feels it. They acknowledge his presence of grace all the time.

April 29, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

It was sort of a day in hell. heaven, limbo? I spent a large part of it looking for a part to connect the piano with the truck battery. The part is called an "isolator" and it has only been changed once in the trucks 35 year run. So there was no information to get from it as all the information has been burnt off with age.I ended up dealing with a substitution and drove out to Lake Mead to see Jim and Annie. Jim tried to fix the problem until it got too late and all the wiring began to get mixed up. I took the parts to leave and find someone else to continue the work tomorrow. But I did not get a quarter mile away and my charge light went on steady... this, out in the desert with nothing around at almost midnight. Jim, with a gulp asked if I wanted him to follow me back to the city to make sure I got there. I thought to myself I do not need to feel guilty saying yes because he asked and also the truck was fine when I got there, so... Annie and Jim followed me back. As I drove I watched the truck dim until the entire electrical system died about a half hour before my destination of home.

April 28, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

My neighbor Miles who has helped me serve the homeless several times, we went to see some desert today. He had not been to the Valley of Fire or Lake Mead and so that is where we headed. It is only the second time in five years that I did something social with a neighbor and it feels good. I've had so many insane neighbors! It was hot and wow, my physical strength for hiking, Mo too... just gets less and less every time we are out because of age. Miles went with the flow beautifully for our needs. He is a videographer, photographer, marketer. So when he takes pictures of me it is never with a pose. I always must be doing something.



While in the Valley of Fire a women took special interest in the Traveling Piano and so of course I had to give her and her family the experience. It felt so good! They we're all vaccinated. We had fun and it was very special for everyone. After that, I took Miles to Stewart's Point for the sunset where I have not been for several years. I began to create music over the lake. It was perfect in every way until the piano went dead after like three minutes. In that short time a couple came over from a nearby camping trailer and it all ended way too soon. The guy said he could possibly help me with whatever is wrong. He began to troubleshoot. It got too dark and so we made plans for me to get a new "isolator" and trouble shoot with that step next and return tomorrow. I need to find an isolator.

April 27, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

My friend Eric, he has been so helpful. He picked me up and drove me to the truck repair place to get the Traveling Piano and pay the cost. I asked how much it would cost and they said, play a song. "jokingly." That was so generous I said I would do a Facebook Live there and I did letting everyone know the place exists. I woke up really depressed. Have not made my bed in two days and that is never a good sign. My energy and functioning level, clarity of mind is at about 20%. But Eric... he helped bring me back and then Chris, the owner of the shop not charging me... that brought me back and Mo, how much he love's Eric and enjoys seeing everyone at the shop... that brought me around and back up. Still, have not been able to get anything else done all day, but I am on the rebound. I got Chris onto the piano. The experts have said that for those vaccinated we can go mask-less outside and when not around lots of people as of today! This... is great news, great news for the Traveling Piano. If you are vaccinated you are welcome onto the piano seat and I will wipe down the keys afterwards. For those not vaccinated... get it done! There will be no Traveling Piano for you until you do. :)

April 26, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

Boo-hoo me. It is the last two days before the heat sets in probably until late fall with temperatures around 70 degrees today and tomorrow. The clouds in the sky and colors are bright and phenomenal for photos! Oh well, and in three days it will be a 100 degrees for what will feel like forever. Mo and I we're going to go out into nature for these two days. Mo's ability to explore with his age and with the hot sand under his feet even in cooler days is now very limited. Alas, the Traveling Piano is in the repair shop. That is depressing me somewhat but I just need to adjust... as with everything in life constantly adjusting to less, and less and less. But in reality it makes sense and is natural as everything ages, eh? The trick is to constantly make the most out of what is,,, verses focusing on what is not. The only way to do that is to live in the present moment.

April 25, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

I took it easy today, had to. After yesterday I am numb not only from work but from a falling out with a friend and supporter of the las few years. Simply put, I will just say that our difference of opinion on a personal matter is irreconcilable. This means my usual Sunday commitment spot in the center hotspot of Las Vegas is now unusable. I'll lose a subscriber from my monthly income and my "in" for involvement in the Arts District concerning the direction I was heading in will now be more complicated. But hey, better that than compromising my truth of spirit, self-respect and having to cow-tow to get ahead in life. Playing politics for the sake of relationship or business has never ever been how I roll and at age sixty five I am not going to play the games of immaturity in order to relate in life with others. If anyone treads over my personal boundaries and limits they are going to be called out about that. And if they keep it up... I will get harsh about it until they stop. This does not mean the relationship needs to end but if immature handling and response ensues, and respect cannot be delivered... yea, sadly... goodbye. It hurts but continuing on without resolve and with childish acting out, that hurts more. Experiences in life both good and bad help me to reevaluate my life and what I am doing.

April 24, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

I took out the truck to give out food even though it is giving me a lot of trouble and could break down without notice. I spent all day making five gallons of potato/chicken salad with potatoes, chicken, celery, carrot, onion, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, sour cream and mayo... put it all in in cups with forks... organized, prepped, cooked, mixed, served with my buddy Mo to friends living on the streets from the Traveling Piano... it took a total of 10 hours non-stop from start to finish.

April 23, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

The Traveling Piano truck is in trouble once again. The trucks system is not charging. Ugh. And... I cannot take it into the shop for a few days as the place is closed on weekends and booked on Monday. I'll just need to wait. My life is missing fun. The journey is not having enough fun. There is too much personal focus on COVID, politics, the growing limitations of my age, lack of desire and energy to move faster and with as much passion and intensity as in the beginning and most of all I think too much about Mo's passing on from life as he slows down more everyday. Lastly, the heat of summer coming on... I cannot imagine getting through it myself let alone with Mo and then the working with the Traveling Piano's music and the homeless on the streets. And this blog... is it time to end it after all these years? Should I leave it while everything still has some life in it or just fade away or drag it out until the very end. I certainly do not want to complain my way out of it. Complaining has been a big part of it all in the last few years, lol... it is what it is.

April 22, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

There is a new cocktail bar called the Horse Trailer Hideout opening around the corner and I got talking with a husband and wife, one of the owners the other night, they knew of me, respect and appreciate what I do and that led to an offering to take a picture of the place with the Traveling Piano and post it on Facebook groups. Then I offered to play in their backyard patio as a welcoming gift for the soft opening tonight. Then my piano batteries went dead. The charge light has been coming on more and more. What a pain in the ass. So I had to go to a battery place, then take the batteries out that supply the sound for the piano and put them on a slow charge to see if that is the problem or something else with the trucks charging system. Two neighbor repair shops are lending me their battery chargers to do that.



In the meantime I went to pull into the parking space for a photo and bumped into the owners corvette and made scratches on it. The newer cars of today are ridiculously fragile. That really put a bummer on my gifting his new bar with music for the night. We hooked the piano to an extension chord to get the music going. I did not think that it would go over well, my music at a bar but it in fact did. How crazy is that??? I've not found a situation yet where the music does not work. In nature, on a street, at tragic events, for bars, for happy events of course always outside... I think the volume of sound I am able to create helps allot. Before I began, I took an herbal swig of energy and that did the trick. Else wise two hours would not have happened as I was emotionally and physically drained on start! I'll probably be up all night because of that little "swig"

April 21, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

I am consumed with police gun violence/murder on young girls, young boys, unarmed men and women... every notice they are always black? It is because white people are always obedient? NO. Trigger happy arrogance protected by a blue wall of silence where the police brother/sisterhood hide corruption, addiction, alcoholism, those burnt out and nationalistic, those racists in their own ranks. Today with a young girl lunging at another with a knife, people in their own denial of authoritarian self-serving desires of what is deserve or fear, or subconscious racism defend a murdering cop. The cop in the time he was yelling over and over "drop the knife" and pointing his gun could have lunged at the sixteen year old girl himself... the coward... there might have been injury but not death. And his screaming threat to escalate the energy of the moment, a known cop for his marksmanship not out to maim but to kill in needing only one shot from a few feet away he choose to shot to murder FOUR times. And so many people cow-tow-ing to the arrogance with "she (a 16 year old honor student, troubled and in a foster home) deserving the death penalty or that there was no other option. People with an attitude like that disgust me! No Traveling Piano fun for today. No Music, Fun, Friendship or Respect for anyone not willing to see the Spirit of Truth for what is happening with gun murder and police violence. Sorry to all my good friends and readers here.

April 20, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

Apartment hunting has begun. I went hunting today trying to "woo" apartment managers for a decent lease using Mo and the Traveling Piano, lol. Moving my not be an option but I must at least look around. I am paying minimal rent compared to other places as it is which includes the private parking that I need for the Traveling Piano's safety, all utilities and internet. But I am really having difficulty with the small space I live in 275' and as well the transient and crazy, loud, slithering and chaotic neighbors that I have. A miracle is needed for a roommate in a large house or a casita that is clean, quiet, private, safe with lots of light. Been down this road before. I so much do not want the need to open utility and internet or a banking account... none of which I need now.

April 19, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

I say, do not get caught in parroting over and over constant complaining, blaming, trying to create awareness or acknowledging every time something bad happens. You will become like a squirrel in a cage. Go out and do something positive and tangible in society, in your neighborhood, for yourself to counteract the negativity big or small does not matter. And also, anger can be a great motivator. Thank God I have the Traveling Piano and my work with people living on the streets. This is how I act out my anger and counteract the the worlds negativity. I also rant online but I know that does not good, it just serves my arrogant ego. I do the best I can.

April 18, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

What a beautiful day today. Mo and I went to our Sunday spot to create music and pick up supplies for the homeless. Only one person, a woman named Loretta has been consistent with that, my friend Eric helps with water to give out. I have been lax on encouraging others to lend support... people need to be reminded. My mind is not functioning well so I did little else today except zone out. Working to stay interested in life is not easy for me. Moving forward is damm hard. Playing the piano today felt really good. So many people on the streets with COVID makes me very unsure about everything. I miss interacting with people on the truck. One day at a time...

April 17, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

A change of scenery was more than needed today. I was not sure where we would go or what we would do but knew it had to be out in nature. Driving out of town we would pass people laying on the sidewalk and my first impulse was to stop and give them water and other snacks in the truck but I just kept saying, not today, leave them. The gun murders, the cop murders nationwide... it is making me very, very angry. I want to drive up to Chicago with the Traveling Piano to do our work as in the past with gun violence and I have the resources right now to do so but then COVID responsibility kicked in, damm it. Prioritization is needed. I will need to find other ways to express my concern and care with the Traveling Piano no matter how much I want to be in the thick of it as I have in the past.



Mo and I ended up at Lake Mead, a man made lake in the desert and I thought how un-natural it feels there. Never the less, it was beautiful, being around some water was just great, it was cool and breezy and not too many people around. Mo and I climbed the rocks a little. His leg agility is fading fast. I am so glad I can give him all the enjoyment in nature that is possible. He's feeling especially tender and loving today. We love each other so much! When I first drove in I had planned on creating some music by the water when we were done exploring, but when it was time to go the energy to do it just was not there. In another time it will happen.

April 16, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

I made two loaves of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and lots of peanut butter and jelly crackers to take out onto the streets. My friend Eric dropped off eight cases of water. At the intersection of Charleston Boulevard and Las Vegas Boulevard where there was a shooting a few weeks ago, I ended up creating music because one of the neighborhood guys asked. He is one scary looking character, a drug addict and dealer but I know he genuinely appreciates my music so I had to do it. I created music while watching about six totally rough looking guys eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, lol. It was a little bit weird, my music, the truck, Mo and myself a heavyset older white guy playing the piano on a dangerous street corner... they are my family. Would these people turn on me on the drop of a dime if it served them to do so enough? They would turn on me just like life long friends, neighbors, business associates and family have in the past. Do you catch my drift?

April 15, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

I drove the Traveling Piano over to my friend Sarah's store on Main Street to create some music for her. The weather is so beautiful right now I cannot miss any opportunity to create music. Of course people were out and about. Everyone loves the music. Everyone that tells me they love the music that is, lol. Sarah and her husband Luis we're dressed in matching outfits so I had to get a picture of them both on the piano with Mo. Then I met a mother with her son and daughter from Alaska. With my huge Traveling Piano connection with Alaska I just had to get them up on the piano. They we're wearing masks showing they care, so the risk felt low. But... that opened the door for me, I was on a run. A bunch of dental school students came by and the energy was so great I wanted to get them up onto the piano. It felt like old times. Fund, Friendship, respect...



I rationalized it when they all said they we're vaccinated. Afterward, I thought... "wow, that was very irresponsible." Vaccinated or not, none had masks on and you can still carry and spread the disease that way. Just letting that go and enjoying what was... is not possible for me. I will do it again if I allow myself to enjoy it. No one tells me how to be responsible or not, or what is responsible or not. There is enough information and common sense now to know. Wear a mask, limit Traveling Piano interactions, do not put myself around people and places where I become vulnerable to care less and... I could not care less what anyone else thinks about my caution, responsibility and example for others. They want to call it fear. And I will in return call what they have say, with a fuck you. So difficult, so difficult, so difficult!

April 14, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

My friend Eric dropped off 8 cases of water, I made 5 gallons of apples sauce and along with the rest of Loretta's snack bags from Sunday and Amanda's masks to give out... Mo and I went off to do some good deeding. Afterwards we stored a few of the water cases in my friend Sarah's, Peddler's Antique Mall so they would not get hot under the truck tarp for tomorrow and there was some music to be had "for myself mostly" on Main Street in Downtown Las Vegas. There's the Traveling Piano report for today! But alas, there is more. One of my next door neighbors skipped town. He was so quiet and lived next to me for a year. Eight out of the last ten people who have lived next door to me have been total trouble, six have been evicted so... you can get an idea. And the noise through the walls. Say a prayer that whomever comes in is quite and no trouble or that I can get out of here.

April 13, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

This has to be the fastest April on record. My neighbor Miles went out with Mo and I tonight and as a result, I was able to create music on the Traveling Piano while Miles served the food I made... lots of food for our friends on the streets! Some of my neighbors are really bad and some are really great! Miles is great! The bad neighbors are driving me crazy. I have no relief from the streets. I work with crazy and live with crazy while my rent is being raised. That last part I can deal with. The constant foot traffic in front of my door and window with transients 12 feet from where I sit back and forth, back and forth and one guy tonight actually came to my door and looked in. I was furious and went to the door and said do you belong here? He said he was looking for his nephew which is a stupid "tell" that he has no nephew. Need to find a new place to live. The apartments are now going back to monthly rentals and half year rentals... a huge negative for me as they will just keep raising rent and people will just keep using the rooms for nefarious needs. A good prostitute can make a months rent in one night, same with a drug deal or those renting space for five people to stay for one night. Ugh

April 12, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

7 gallons of celery, potato, carrot, apple, onion, parsley, sour cream, mayo, salt, pepper, friend chicken sausage in butter. Organized, prepped, cooked, mixed, packed and delivered. This is the music I have been making to take to the streets with the Traveling Piano again and again... until it is all gone! And then there is the massive cleanup. Oh, and I just posted the first photo gallery of about 200 photos so far for this year of 2021. Check it out.

April 11, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

Of course I had to take it easy today because of yesterday. I can feel myself fragile, faint, heart palpitations if I push myself at all. Thank God I can feel and know when to chill physically. This... something that was a problem for most of my life... pushing to hard and making myself sick as a result. Ha, now it would not be about getting sick. If I push myself too hard I will just drop dead and I know it. Mo and I did not do our Sunday commitment. We went and picked of some goodies that were dropped off during the week and then went for a walk around the neighborhood to give some out. That did not last long with Mo. He was hot and exhausted in a very short time. In the heat he cannot think and needs to be lead by me. Normally, he is off leash when we walk.


April 10, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

I may have pushed myself too hard today, we shall see. At nine in the morning I began to cook and did it non-stop until 5pm. I called up "Doc" from Holy Smoke-Misfit Missionaries to come out with Mo and I to create just a teeny weeny bit of music on the Traveling Piano and to give out buttered bagels and five gallons of this... boil the potatoes the night before and refrigerate. Begin: Cut up and fry chicken patties in butter until like crisp bacon. While that is frying cube the potatoes. When chicken is done put it all in the freezer to get cold. Hand chop the celery. Dice carrots, onions and parsley in a food processor. Mix all vegetables in a huge plastic storage container. Add mayo, salt and pepper. Take chicken out of the freezer and add to the mixture. Then: In separate large pot add some potatoes and mix with mayo and a little salt and pepper. Add some of the vegetable/meat mixture. Move that into an even bigger pot. Then: Repeat - Repeat - Repeat the mixing until the biggest pot is filled. Doc is the guy I went into the tunnels with under Las Vegas last week. That is where he goes to work with the homeless. I forgot to get his picture today!

April 09, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

Today, I just had to get out to create some music. With no food, I just went to a few spots and created very much needed music. I am in a dilemma about moving as my rent is being raised significantly and coping with the crazy people all around me is becoming more difficult. The problem is that real-estate management and landlords have become ultra greedy and rent here is now becoming like everywhere else in the country. Gotta stop thinking about it. Creating music was nice, need to get a better piano to play on so I can enjoy more. Although, everyone on the streets appreciates it, so...

April 08, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

Getting my third COVID test because of the way I have been feeling. I cannot take a chance knowing that I interact with so many vulnerable people. And... I have not been totally responsible while doing the best I can. You can still get it within a two week period of the vaccination, in fact you can get it even though you are vaccinated just not as severe and no one knows if you can have it and be transmissible without knowing while vaccinated and... the vaccinations themselves are not one hundred percent effective. So better to be safe than sorry. Cannot believe we are already past a week in April! I do feel grateful that I have been able to get vaccinated. Wish I could travel and knowing I cannot makes it worse. Wish I could get enough rest to get up earlier to create music. Wish, wish, wish... nothing will happen until I do, do ,do. This month eleven years ago the Traveling Piano was riding solo with out Boner or Mo and I was in Texas, Kansas and Colorado. Check out the April website blog from 2010!

April 07, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

Sleep, sleep, sleep... that is what I have been doing a lot of, out of necessity. Mo is what gets me up. He needs to be feed and no matter how little... needs a walk everyday. Thinking about making the food that needs to go out onto the streets makes me sleep more because I want to avoid the reality of the work involved. It is a lot of work and doing it in my small space is a total pain in the ass! The music is suffering greatly, there is so little these days. Between not being out and about with the virus, the sun and heat now here, the piano not being fun to play because it is so worn, and the cooking and distributing food for people on the streets... God, help em get back to the music!

April 06, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

I don't know what is going on with me. The heat is here, that slows me down. Maybe my allergies are worse than ever especially as I am older. I wake up very stuffed, am dripping down deep which causes me to cough all through the night... and other physical ailments. That fact that over the counter so called medicines like cough syrup, allergy medicine and mucus clearing tablets can cost almost a hundred bucks is insane. It has been proven year after year how little all this stuff works but still, I'll get it with the hope that it will help and at rip off pricing... it is just awful.

April 05, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

All this food! When you go to a food bank at the end of the day, they have food that needs to get dumped and you can take as much as you want so of course, I do not want any to go to waste and it is so needed on the streets... I fill the truck. Then to organize my brain for the energy, prep, cooking, packaging in my small space is a huge undertaking with the key phrase... "nothing can go to waste." Potatoes, cream cheese, gallons of milk, beans, large packages of frozen chicken patties that defrost before I get home, carrots, onions, butter, bread, etc... the list goes on and on. I gave about fifty percent to my neighbors and to people on the streets who have a place but are very poor. Still... there is so much!

April 04, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

I was not expecting a high energy Easter day. While having my morning coffee my friend Curtis called, "I have a 130 spaghetti sausage dinners do you want them? I called my neighbor Miles, "I need your help, are you available?" Also, my friend Todd had dropped off 8 cases of water yesterday. I had the forks. Met another guy along the way who gave us about 20 tea shirts. Off we went to the streets. This week the city made it even more difficult for those on the streets to get resources. The appreciation and smiles we're awesome. We we were done, about 30 more Easter Bags of goodies, candy, eggs, etc... we're picked up.



Loretta, from my Sunday committment has been consisent everyweek in dropping off items. So I had to go back out with all that. As a result I did not get to create music on Main Street as I have been doing every Sunday. Along with Mo's presence and my love for everyone and my neighbor Miles went out with us... you would not believe the smiles! It was GREAT! Thank God for friends and neighbors who care... just people in general. Happy Easter! It was over 90 degrees so Mo mostly hung out in the truck. A solution will be needed for Mo and the heat that has now arrived for the next half year!

April 03, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

I am rarely current now in posting this blog daily as I have been for all these years. It is something I have taken pride in doing and disappointing for me. Oh well, at least I am still doing it... especially with so few people reading personal blogs these days. As time goes on I tend to jump off the "in" "current" "trendy" bandwagon of life. There is little choice. It is a matter of struggle or continue doing what is possible on the path developed. New neighbors are moving in and more are to follow. They are of a loud culture and looking like trouble. It was so great for the last year. I was in heaven and do not know if I can return to the chaos, frustration and fear. I need a peaceful and quiet home. With my door open, strangers are going back and forth, back and forth the same ones up to ten times an hour twelve feet away. Why? For no good reasons that is for sure. Been through all this many times through the last few years. Mo says Hi! ... with his funny smile...

April 02, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

I created a super large 7 gallon food cook to take to the streets with the Traveling Piano... and it is looking like my first food fail. I needed to find some super starving people who did care, lol. That was everyone I found. It is all good ingredients... mixed beans, rice, hamburger, sausage, a little chicken, carrots, cabbage, onion, tomato, pepper, corn, cayenne pepper, garlic, salt, sugar, brown sugar, cajun seasoning... presently a mushy almost soup consistency... the problem... the beans are not cooked enough and that is a sure what will wreck it. ugh! Hard crunchy raw beans, and, the taste and texture is confusing beyond belief! I guess, it is what it is. I called it crunchy bean soup. My neighbor Miles went out with Mo and I to give it all out along with masks, food, candy, cookies and water. Let me tell you the most favorite part of it all! Miles offered to clean my burnt crusted pot for me!!! There is nothing I like less than cleaning that pot.


April 01, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

I have some awesome photos of desert lichen. It is like an ancient mold that grows on rocks? I'd like to create puzzles for people with them. This would entail a lot of work and everything I already do takes longer as I get older. Farming the work out would be an option but I have no backing finances to do that. Finding the backing would be just another full time job with a payout in the future which, well... my time does not have a very lengthy future enough that I want to spend my time trying to develop it.