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

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August 31, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

Less than a half year ago a tik-tok of the Traveling Piano went viral. It started up again on Instagram the other day and now has a half million more hits. Over 11,000,000 people have seen it by now. Pretty cool, eh? 98% of the responses have been overwhelmingly positive. Everyone wants to know the song and get a copy of it for themselves. More people emailed me about that this time around then ever before. Ahh... if I was younger and internet savvy with the energy or desire enough to market all this. I am not any of that anymore. And, I don't have the money to pay anyone to do it for me. People do not realize how much the visual sold the music and the music sold the visual. The brevity of it was also a major element, the dog, the surreal nature of a piano on a truck alone in the beauty of the desert... If you want to see it go to the Traveling Piano Man account on tik-tok.



It is the first one at the bottom of the page. I could actually see the heat billowing from the cement outside my door today. A hundred twenty degrees with the cement a hundred thirty five degrees! Ha, I'm all over the place. I need to tell myself with this viral video and with the Rachel Ray show segment a half year ago that things are moving onward and upward I want the wheel of exposure to spin faster and faster until someone finds me who wants to back the Traveling Piano financially or with resources to take it to the next level. It has been thirty six years now, it may never happen but it would be super great if it did. Always, I remember life is about the process and not the goal for me. That is the truth. I've said it many times over the years. I mean it, accept it and believe, know it. But then again... accomplishing goals is always be fun too.

August 30, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

Shirley MacLaine entered my consciousness last night. She is in this seasons Only Murders in the Building television show on the Hulu network. What a joy to see her on screen. I have loved her entire career. Forty years ago I sent her fan mail. It was the first ever entertainer I wrote to. There have been only two ever. I sent James Taylor a note last week. Shirley's team sent back a signed photo and note, lol. Shirley MacLaine opened my life spiritually through her book 'Out on a Limb." Through her writing, I learned to understand the common thread of all spiritual paths. I've been living my spiritual path now in all ways with a little of this and a little of that, ever since. As an entertainer... have always loved her work. So... I went to her website and said thanks, hi, lets connect.



Hey, why not... what do I have to lose in pursing those I feel a connection with in life? There are certain people in the public eye that now as an older man the emotional connections are strong. When I was younger, there was little feeling of "personal" connection to entertainment icons. I am so glad I got this blog updated before the end of the month! As of right now... updated... again. It is a hundred fifteen degrees outside right now. These photos are from a few days ago in Red Rock Canyon. I can escape about ten degrees of the heat a half hour west at night in the hills. Driving back into downtown Las Vegas is like driving into an oven. Those living on the streets, God help them.

August 29, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

The Traveling Piano focus on homeless outreach is becoming less and less. My ability and desire is fading. It will never totally leave. The musical outreach will always remain. It is just the finding and sharing of resources like blankets, food and now in the heat, cold powerade drinks, etc... it is like, did that done that. Really, it is all about the physical ability and the trucks use. Two years ago the head gasket blew from using it in this heat. Mo and I are too old to be out in it. But again as I mentioned before, it does not feel good to disappoint people who enjoyed the consistency of our being present in their lives with goodness and needs. If I did not see the suffering on the streets and live with these people everyday, it would easier to negate. Also, I have a little bit of fear concerning people online who care about me through the outreach work and not caring as much with the musical work. Those few consistent contributors I have monthly, I really need that financial income, it is not very much but all there is. I am afraid if they do not see me consistently "working" it all might end and then what? Cheezzzz... just allow yourself to constantly transition, Danny! Allowing fear concerning other people not supporting me... not a good thought. And also, the concept of work, that is not good for me.

August 28, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

People email me form time to time and leave comments, send messages online asking for the name of the music they heard, where it is from, where they can find more of it. The responses are so positive strong that I get the feeling of wanting the music to reach more people. But then again, I must remember the focus is always for in the moment. I tell them it is improvisational and point the way to more online but am fairly sure they cannot comprehend what improvisational is or the possibility of it. I'll never forget the experience of a girl in Israel when visiting the country who just sat down at a piano and began creating improvisational music while waiting for a table in a restaurant. Having been a musician all my life and in my thirties I never knew that was possible or existed. It blew my mind. Who knew that twenty five years later, I would be doing the same. The seed of what the girl created was planted in my soul and subconsciously I found my way to it. It was not for several years into this journey that I realized what I do now is exactly what she did then.

August 27, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

The photos posted today... finds like this on the Traveling Piano journey are very special for me. These we're from a few months ago in Utah, Petroglyphs from the ancient Parowan Fremont people. The Parowan people took great interest in studying the stars, planets and seasonal cycles. Researchers have determined these drawings are a combination of maps, glyph, and numerical calendars. People who lived 2,500 years ago created them! That would be 38 life times ago for me. There are over a hundred thousand journey photos in the Traveling Piano art galleries alone on this website! That is a lot of photo processing, a personal accomplishment but then again like everything else I wish they we're seen by a lot more people. As more people explore less on the internet and get stuck on specific social platforms and as well my website is not shown in many countries because of internet manipulation and control... oh well, it is what it is.


August 26, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

Keeping up the blogging here has been a mess. I should say, keeping it up to date, what a challenge in so many ways. But then again, how many people have been able to keep a daily blog going for as many years as mine. Those who come to it daily for whatever reason, there are many different reasons people visit this website I realize... but, there is a little feeling of disappointment for me that I have been possibly disappointing people in not appearing on a consistent level as before. This may sound silly but it is a little like Stephen Colbert's late Night Show. I watch that show faithfully every night as it gives me some laughs, comfort, a feeling of consistency... there, that. As the show takes more breaks throughout time, I need to adjust and realize what it takes to create a show like that.



There are limits and time takes its toll on abilities. I cannot depend on the consistency of others and should not. They do not "owe" me anything. And Jon Batiste leaving the show as band director, he has his own life and does not exist for my pleasure alone, lol. I was there for a taping in New York for the shows first week. It was a priority for me to experience before leaving the east coast for what might have been the last time. Now, it is changing. That is the way of life. I need to allow inconsistency for myself in life, allow the change that I have no control over anyway. Allowing aspects of life no matter how important to me or as necessary as they may seem to be for me... I want to be ok with allowing death, any fading away, transforming, change to be as part of what is natural because, it all is.

August 25, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

I ran errands today, the temperature is under a hundred degrees but the humidity is high. Ninety nine degrees in full humidity is worse than a hundred twenty in dry air. Maybe not, they are both hell. A local small dog rescue organization named Pawsitive Difference helped me out again today with Dog Food and Joint Support for Mo. This is so significant for me especially since I continually want to thank the in some way and they do not take me up on it. Eventually, I will find a way to express my gratitude. Here is the link to the website. If you do not want to contribute for the Traveling Piano maybe send them some support! Pawsitive Difference. They rescue, foster, and adopt out dogs and cats from families that are unable to continue to care for them. They also rescue many pets that have been abandoned or are listed on the kill list of the local animal foundation and help provide these pets homes with new, loving familie

August 24, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

Some movement is happening. I meditated, thats why I am sure. Give me three days without meditating and I become a monster, my brain begins to create an enormous amount of anger. Anyway, I stopped to get a burrito at a street truck in a bad mood late at night. A couple there recognized the Traveling Piano. They were so happy to see us saying how they see us around the city all the time that... I had to take the tarp off and become happy with and for them. It always works and people are so appreciative that someone would just give them their time and love in this case, musical love. I made it clear that no... I need to thank them for pulling me out of the hell my mind was in. The pleasure was all mine once I made the decision to be nice which is what I do when someone shows interest.

August 23, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

I want to be comfortable with the fact that my brain does not function as clearly as it once did and also the fact that it has never functioned fully clear. And, what I do physically to take care of myself does not as they say "cut the mustard." It just is what it is. I do the best I can and know that. There are certainly many reasons to justify my incompetencies as I see them in life and some of them are totally legit but never the less... It does not feel like I have ever done anything to the level of quality I see in others and certainly that shows through the delusion of financial success and fame. But then again deep down there is zero doubt of my life's success. My interests have always been more spiritually based than financial. What has been lacking is more of a balance I would like to have. These days, it does not look like that will ever happen but who knows. There is still a glimmer of hope in there for me. As far as fame, it is a fact that I have personally affected hundreds of thousands of live's and that I mean as much to people as they do for me. There again, it has always been more important for me to affect people individually verses in a limelight. Ahh... for the love of balance there, too.

August 22, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

There are good days and bad days. My bad days really have never been as bad as what I read in the news for others, not even comparable. There are sad days, angry days (alot) frustrated days but they do not compare to the wondrous days, every day with Mo, the fun day's I've had (need more) the days of feeling secure and peaceful... we we're going to head out to Lake Mead but I decided to cook. That means a constant moving around of pots, dishes, utensils, other food items, up and down on a stool, preparation all because of the small space I have to use which translates into hours and hours. I'm also beginning to feel burnt out of cataloguing videos but cannot stop until its done because if I stop, I'll need to start completely over because of the way my brain works. Mo and I walk these days in the middle of the night because of the heat and because once I get up (in the afternoon) the day light is gone once I get some work done. I'm posting a few Mt. Charleston photos from the other day.


August 21, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

I am sort of on a roll concerning not letting the heat take me down and/or fear of the heat. Fear is a funny thing. I can attach it to just about any way, especially through spin, justification, convenient forgetting, that last one... I must often remind myself that nothing is new, I've been through just about everything before, little has changed and just keep going. We drove when it began to get dark to the overlook as I figured I could create music by myself and for people and they would not approach me in the darkness. Nope, nada, wrong, lol. I met some girls with a guitar from Israel and also girlfriends from Columbia, a young guy was there writing a letter to a girl who moved away that he had feelings for. ( a true romantic) Last night a group of "brothers" from a sport team here in Las Vegas found us. The bond between them was strong. On the way back I parked along a road and took a walk with Mo in the dark. The dark in the desert alone always makes me uneasy and I do not want that. The only way to change it is to do it more often. And then there was coming home and being up until almost dawn again working... I know what the result of that will be. another getting up in the afternoon tomorrow.


August 20, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

I woke up today at three in the afternoon. No worries, I am not going to beat myself up over it. When I don't go to bed until the sun rises this is what happens. When I am revved up from a day like yesterday, thats what happens. The day was spent getting a hold on the video cataloging. I love being able to find my material and know what is there, know what I have uploaded to the internet and where, etc... I am not going to stop. A new link on this website has been uploaded. It will reference my video catalogue uploaded to YouTube. I cannot afford to build this website anew to be state of the art so the only option is to bring material in from the outside. The end of totally self-sufficient days... for now. I've been posting my videos from Youtube for a few years now anyway.


August 19, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

Yea, I had to get out of this room I am in. After just a few days my head went empty and I was feeling lost. That pushed me to the RockRock overlook outside of Las Vegas where I knew it would be ten degrees cooler. Mo and I could walk a little and some Traveling Piano work could be done. It felt really good! I felt validation, had some human relating, was reminded once again how people are craving hands on life experience with others. Some people become very emotional with the Traveling Piano. They are taken in with the nature all around that they are allowing themselves to enjoy and then the music takes them deeper into all the beauty that exists and then it becomes all theirs to own when they participate and we have a relational exchange in it all. Then they cry. Lol, how validating that is for sure especially when I have no ego going with any of it. A little not quite two year old boy walked up and began to wave at us on the truck and so of course I had to invite him up to enjoy the musical truck and dog on the piano seat.

August 18, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

I would like now to begin monetizing the Traveling Piano Brand having been going full time since 1987. Better said, I'd like it monetized, I'm not so sure I want to do it, lol. What to do, as usual ... I don't know. All I know is that Mo is by my side and I want to enjoy whatever time left we have together and, I do not want to lose the security of having a place no matter how unsatisfactory it is. By June I will be priced out of it. After Mo passes there is no way I would stay here anyway. It is way too dangerous for me. Mo is a huge security wall for me when walking the streets at night. Anyway, I've catalogued about 1500 video clips, there is more organization to be done with all that and looking for loose videos in nooks and crannies of my data storage. Its beginning to feel good. Now to remember how I catalogued everything! It will all come together. The experience I have with the photos helps alot.




August 17, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

The day was once again all about cataloging video clips from the past. Most all before 2006 was lost in a hardrive crash which is just so sad but it is what it is. People lose life long memories in tragic situations all the time. My oldest video is from 1996 and there are a few more up to 2006 when this present journey began. Wish I had some from back in 1987 when it all began. I sure have made a silly living for myself playing the piano through the years from the back of a pickup truck. I'm going to post tomorrow a short little video collage I found . I keep telling myself that we are half way through August, only one more month of this heat and we will be back out of the hundred degree days... I hope.

August 16, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

If it was needed to keep going today I probably could have but I took it easy because of yesterday. Mo is limping with a gate now as a result of arthritis, his hearing and eye sight not what it used to be (he has never had good night vision) and his mind is slowing up. For myself, I have many physical issues also but guess what. We are both living life everyday to the fullest! Thank God for that. Everything is still rolling along. There is really not much more that we want in life than just being together. I am so blessed to experience every stage of Mo's life and appreciate every moment.

August 15, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mo and I took a drive to Lee Canyon. It is only 40 minutes outside of Las Vegas. We have not been there for a few years as a result of having had long term covid, working with people on the streets, having gone cross country and back with the Traveling Piano and then to Sacramento CA, Uvalde TX, etc... With the rain we have had, the grass was green, the soil moist the trees and as alive as could be and the rock more colorful than usual. The temperature was about 75 degrees! We climbed more than in a year and I thought the whole time while watching Mo's fragility from age as he explored stepping over stones huffing and puffing, I knew when he first came into my life that the pace of our physical downslide from age would be equal once we reached this time period. That prophecy was on the mark!


August 14, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

After three solid hours of working with the Traveling Piano yesterday and a short hike in the desert with Mo I knew how my body was going to react. I was expecting the worst. Actually, everything was fine because I slept until 2pm in the afternoon. That is about twelve hours of sleep. What I came away with most yesterday was how marginalized people, those treated with prejudice usually enjoy the Traveling Piano's presence in the background, on the sidelines of what is going on. When I see that I always pull them in and the gratitude from them that I feel is beyond tremendous. It made me realize how so many people feel left out and they know how to stay out of the way and that they had best do that in society. Not with me... no, no, no. The Traveling Piano is all about inclusion and equality unless they are carrying a gun on them, yea... stay away from me and my truck, my dog and my friends if you are the type of person who feels the need to carry a gun. I do not care why you are carrying it, I do not even want to know. I have been thinking about Uvalde, Texas from last month where Mo and I spent time with the the community through the Traveling Piano. All that innocence blown dead and the people who will have to live with it for the rest of their lives because of those self-centered in their protection of gun ownership.


August 13, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mo and I got fully back in the saddle so to speak and drove to Redrock Canyon. I was not sure where we would end up when we left, just new it would be ok with the cloud cover and ten degrees cooler in the direction we were heading. For some reason, there was no reservation or extra cover charge needed for the park and that was reason enough to go in. We drove to the highest overlook and parked and began to create music for the first time in a year at this old spot. It was glorious! We met all types of people, this is a great spot for meeting up with quality people, always has been. And then the comments... "please keep bringing smiles to people, "I've been alone hiking for the last seven days and have passed thousands of people while staying on the strip with nary a nod, this experience right now is what I will remember and take home with me first and foremost." It all brought front and center to my mind of how the Traveling Piano is more important in and for the world, more important than ever before. How can I stop doing this? The purpose, the relationships created and positive affect it has on everyone and everything is in total alignment with my life's intent.


August 12, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

I've been delinquent with blog entries for a week! I'll fill them in when I do. Does anyone care? Lol, I began to feel some actual Traveling Piano movement forward today. The heat has really shut me down. I knew it would, Mo also. It is in the middle of summer with some days hitting 120ยบ here in downtown Las Vegas. It suppresses, represses and depresses all mind and physical activity. There has been more rain here than usual. It is called the monsoon period of the year but in past years there has practically been nothing. But with lots of clouds, the temperatures have dropped into the 90's and that actually feels cool, compared. The piano had to be replaced because it is fried and from all the travel cross country last year.



Luckily, I had insurance on it but they gave me an inferior piano that has been repaired itself. There is just no ability to address it because getting them to fulfill the contract was a huge pain in the ass as it is. Sam Ash Music... bad Sam Ash Music. Anyway, I put the piano into the truck and took it out to the front of my apartment complex and created music for the first time in many weeks! Wow, did that feel good. The newest apartment manager had a go on the piano as well as a neighbor. I did not want to do it in my parking lot because I've learned my lesson over the years to stay low key with my neighbors. Standing out in the crowd around here is not a good idea.

August 11, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

My focus has been on organizing and cataloging over 2000 short videos I have from this journey. The photos I've been doing ongoing. I've never even seen many of the videos. With the debilitating heat I've been sitting in my room with Mo sorting video's of myself verses people who have been on the truck, verses useless clips and where the video's were taken, when, etc... It felt really good when someone emailed me last week for photos from over ten years ago and I found them in minutes because of the file system I created. It would be difficult for most people to grasp but I know what I am doing for me. That is the story of my life. It will be a lot of fun sharing most of the video's online when I am done.


August 10, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

While going through sixteen years of video clips the mixed emotions coming up are phenomenal. There have been times when this journey has been awful, terrible, debilitating, disappointing, I was screwed by people and it has been as difficult as it get get in just about every way. But somehow it has all been setup so I have had to deal with it no matter what. I guess that is the jumping off the cliff part concerning commitment for better or worse. A lot of the difficulty did not seem difficult at the time because I was in fact, in the moment dealing with whatever. There was not time or room in my brain to think about anything being difficult. And then there has been the fantastic miracles, the relationships and goodness throughout this journey and my gratitude for having it. That all speaks for itself fully throughout this blog. Would I do all this again? For sure!


August 09, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

I will forever be pissed with how GoFundMe screwed me. Here is a financial institution that literally cost me almost $300. Processing the fact that they pushed me against the wall, destroyed my trust and worst of all did what they have been doing since my first fundraiser on their site many years ago... wasted my time with a lack of efficiency, transparency and the need for me to figure out there dysfunctional system and non-direct communication. They tried their best to make everything look like it was my fault until I had to prove to myself without a doubt... they are 100% self-serving without a care for small accounts like mine. They wore me out so I would close my account or forget about it until the statue of limitations wore out on it for their own legal reasoning. A top ten reason list not to give or do business with GoFundMe is being set up for use online and for years to come. I'll be posting that top ten list here on this website. They offered to remove my fundraiser from their website so it will never be seen again because I am so angry. I realized they want that, I would no longer be able to prove I had a fundraiser there and that they fucked up. They offered to remove any links referring the fundraiser to their site via Google. I thought... look at who they are paying off. No wonder there are so few bad GoFundMe reviews to be found online!!!


August 08, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

All the time, I fight the idea of online popularity, how many hits and likes I can get on my pages and videos. I want the most! LOL There are very few in comparison with everything but I need to remember, that is not my priority. There is not enough time for all that. I do want to be known and see but not through personal marketing and promotion. I check in with others who my work has inspired and I see their popularity through the roof online... like the guy who took his piano to the boarder of Poland for the war in Ukraine. He has International attention now, I know he was inspired by what I do. My original obsessed clone has some public relations going for his gig, still copying my every move even as I progress, he is now doing it almost better than me or so it looks to the world. But, I need to remember no one can "do it" like me, lol. I am feeling a shift in gears to something new and want to begin monetizing the Traveling Piano but how to do that without destroying the pure nature and intent or my work on the streets would be very tricky. I will not destroy what I have been doing or confuse it no matter what... ever if possible. This is one reason I still reject tips. Way back Mc Donald's did a commercial and as well Nissan inspired by the Traveling Piano. I can prove it but they would never acknowledge it as a result of legalities. Same with all the several painted piano setups in different towns around the world. That came from a guy who started a company doing that in England. I would visit a town and two weeks after I leave, an piano art installation goes up. That has happened three different times that I know of specifically. In Colorado, that was the first.


August 07, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

I've never had a problem with anyone cloning my work what I do, how I do it, my mission statement or even my words. In fact I've reached out to several clones in friendship through the years. They never reach back because deep down they think they are doing something wrong in copying me. They are afraid of me on a deep level yet totally respect me at the same time. That is because self-serving agenda and ego rules their core with some immaturity and greed in there. But when they try to pass themselves off as literally me... then I have a problem. One guy created a Facebook page using my name, the address, everything to be a clone. There is one guy in particular that became obsessed with me early on. I mean even with the truck, the dog, eventually the improv, interacting with people, used my exact journey mission words, he tried fundraising in the ways I did, has been known to follow me from town to town. After I would leave a place he would call the media pretending to be me to capitalize on my visit. It only pissed me off on the level of confusing people. He is about tips, money, fame, etc... I am about one-on-one relationships with no other agenda. What he is doing, great! Just don't pretend to be me personally and confuse people about my core agenda. He even followed us buy going to Mexico as we did with his dog, truck and piano! I reached out to kudo him and wish him luck. He responded with a short reply of thanks on social media and that was the only communication we have ever had.


August 06, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

Sometimes I think the Traveling Piano is stupid, insignificant and mundane. That is when I compare it to other accomplishments of any kind in the world especially musical, performance or show related. When I compare it to myself which is not easy to do... it is beyond imagination, a miracle, divinely driven and world changing. I am aware that my exposure and lack of funding has been a result of doing it all on my own. That has been a choice, a choice I grabble with and have every day since the start. The "tools" to work with others have not been in my minds makeup, it is what it is. There are the tools of working with others, what others are worth in relation to my work, drawing the kind of people in worth and capable of working with, the lack of interest in controlling and manipulating others and also, an all or nothing attitude. Everything is an acceptance issue of, it is what it is. Working with others on the Traveling Piano totally on my terms and in a relational, personal sense minus the commercial aspects... an awesome success. Meanwhile, I would like to work with others to help keep it going and to even make the presentation better. One day at a time through acceptance, humility, gratitude and striving to enjoy life... it will be and is what it is and when all is said and done... I have been totally fulfilled in life for quite a long time already.


August 05, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

Once upon a time for 20 years, performing in Parades was a fun, silly and paid way to make a living with Ragtime and Boogie Woogie piano music from the back of a pickup truck along with my pup hanging out on top of the piano. Now, 36 years later still going... the music is usually soul music, improvisational and found through spontaneity and synchronicity everywhere with no financial pay solicited. When you find the Traveling Piano... it becomes your turn to create some music and the more fun and silly the better! Every once in a while I find a small video clip from the past. Most all of them we're lost in an unfortunate computer crash before the present part of the journey began. Also, I was not orientated to creating video or even taking photos. It was all about performing and hawking CD's, future jobs, Cassettes and Posters. I found the priceless clip (for me) from the Annual Ocean City Doo Dah parade that I was a staple in for 20 years!


August 04, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

Those who contribute on a monthly basis for this journey, it is not many and only a couple hundred dollars contributed in total, I worry about losing them. Especially when I am not out working everyday with the truck. These days I am not feeling the worth to raise money while at the same time financially I cannot afford to lose any money coming in. I asked an interested person to be on the lookout for a new place, secure and less expensive to live in and they sent me a link for a house sale. That made me laugh that people think I have any money at all let alone to buy a house at this point. Again and again I must remind myself to trust in the process. Fun, is also important. Right now I am in fact having fun going through the videos, my past and seeing the fun I've had. It is not time to stop having fun but it is time for "new" fun with the Traveling Piano or otherwise related? The video today was from Hurricane Katrina down in Louisiana. It was the first time I ever gave of myself with my work and the worth I found in it created this journey.


August 03, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

Not getting lost in the filing and organizing of Traveling Piano videos is a challenge. Easily, I can become obsessed and just work until I can no longer think. It is a process and a long one especially considering my dyslexia and not being able to follow one specific path. Also, when a change is made in the system I need to always go back and start again from scratch. Once I am in deep, that can be excruciating to do but that is just a disability that I cope with. I am taking time out today to fill in this blog. Any break from doing what I am doing can lead to forgetting what I was doing and then again... back to the beginning from scratch. Most people cannot and do not want to understand or accept the difficulties of my minds processing I realize but I do not write any of this for them. I write for those it may help. Who you may ask? Me. Lol


August 02, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

Finding fun in life, there are so many distractions to the contrary. As I go through my video's... process, organize and categorize... without question, I have had awesome fun on this journey. Twenty years of performing on the piano from the back of a pickup truck full time, such a simple and small thing yet so huge at the same time. Then the travels I've had after that with fifteen years of more experiences on the Traveling Piano with strangers, intimate relating on so many levels, the fun with my pups, nature, the Oprah pursuit period, lol... when I spent two years getting physically healthy... I can't say that the troubled periods and situations we're fun but without question they always led to fun. Working through fear and trouble has always resulted in unparalleled accomplishment. The working with people living on the streets, the respect and friendship gained, sharing of food and resources... the creation of strangers becoming less afraid of each other, the empowerment and inspiration I have been able to create for others... the only thing that makes me feel a little uncomfortable has been any cajoling involved throughout the journey but I will be eternally grateful for those who have conceded to my requests and wishes and/or who have patronized me for the sake of friendship and just having everything nice.


August 01, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

Money is on my mind as I would need quite a bit to get out of this place where I am living. That will probably have to happen in one way or another once the present lease is up. Where to put my focus, what decisions to make, when, where, how... I need to remember that nothing is new. This has been my challenge for life while living in the moment and enjoying everything there is to enjoy. Whatever my thoughts are again, I need to remember nothing has changed, nothing is different. Life may look different but the process is the same set of "mind" challenges same as it every was. I want to remember to remember and trust in the process of life. That is more important than any outcome. With that in mind, all outcomes have always been in my favor in the end.