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October 09, 2018

Las Vegas, Nevada

Took Mo for a walk leaving through my back alley, midnight. The area was completely trashed with garbage, papers, crap... more than I've ever seen. A jerk had emptied the trash bins without cleaning up. I was pissed off while thinking, "what can be done, it was someone mental, thank God I don't have to clean it up." We returned from the front sidewalk because I did not want to see it again. Heard someone rumbling around back there, so I went back ready to tear into whomever. It was a homeless guy cleaning up the area. He said "its just a few who make it bad for all of us." 90% of homeless people care about the cleanliness of their surroundings as well as areas used by others. I see random people cleaning the streets up after others all the time. People need to know this. Today I went around dropping flyers off for a dentist in the area having an event on Veterans day giving free dental care for all vets.

It is the same dentist that has been paying her work forward with my teeth to help me to continue paying my work forward without cost for others. Along the way while visiting veterans apartment buildings, state buildings, the library, post offices, etc... we met people with the Traveling Piano. As the sun set we stopped at a place where dinner was being served on the street for people and created music there. Someone asked for me to play at their church festival and that is always a dilemma. I told them as I know the person... if they had been inclined to make a contribution over the last few months even as small as twenty bucks on my website, then... they would have had my time, effort, talent and I would have gladly given obligation and/or expectation for the request. But as it presently stands, no less than six hundred an hour would create some interest. Lol, it is what it is. I know most people will not understand that from my point of view. They don't need to.