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Walk and Play – A Truth Story

Today I did my daily walk around the quaint Atascadero, CA town lake. I then sat on my favorite bench where I paused for a meditation of thoughts. I had an interesting conversation with all my inner selves….my soul, mind and body. My soul is a free spirit, with an eternal light that will never […]

An Anthology of “The Dance” – Laughable Story of Da...

An Anthology of “The Dance”or, Who Are All Those People on the Dance Floor? Having attended, participated in and played for, many a dance inspired concert, it seems that there are a set number of dance styles that emerge, time after time, at these events. Yes…we often see the same people at different events…but, if […]

ONE LOVE Passport – True Story in Letter Form

ONE LOVE Passport – is a true story (in letter format) about a lost and found Passport and how kindness unites people all over the world! *Please note…Two letters and names have been altered to protect the innocent! Dear Ms Harmonica, My name is S, and I’m writing you this email on behalf of my parents T & […]

Lavatory – Laughable Toilet Story

T O I L E T – everyone’s chair of relief!! A large bowl connected to a drain system of which you use when depositing urine or waste from your body. Some say the toilet was invented by Mr. Thomas Crapper of England…when one day his wife got sick of him taking dumps in the kitchen sink….true or false, don’t know, […]

SILENT DAY in Bali – A Truth Story

NYEPI, “Day of Silence” today, March 9, 2016  ~ A New Years HINDU Balinese celebration and public holiday ~ called Ugadi ~ in India (according to the Balinese calendar). The ritual consists of silence, fasting and meditation in which EVERYONE including tourists, are asked to observe. No fires, only low lights, no work, no talking, no eating, no TV, […]

Glamor of Travel – A Truth Story

“Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” ― Paul Theroux I am uncomfortably sitting here, In Split, Croatia looking out of my second story kitchen window with dismay…I am missing my Dalmatian Sun! Today my view is a weathered sky with a heavy gray mist over the Adriatic sea. It’s rather dark and dreary similar to a […]

Lumberjack Mosquitos – Laughable Story of Rhythm

Being a night owl has it’s comical perks. Sometimes on the rare occasion you get a giant stomach crumpling belly laugh that makes you buckle over and sends you into a flowing river of laughing tears! Last night was one of those *rare* occasions! The night got Ripe pretty quickly on! But man what a killer view […]

Mint Shoes – Laughable Story of Floss

You know how sometimes people say the strangest things…you listen giving them the benefit of the doubt until they mow you over like a lawn mower and you just have to stop, drop and belly laugh with WTF hanging off your lips…but nothing comes out cause you are foaming at the mouth with laughter. Well here […]

Gold One – Laughable Condom Story

I was having one of those in depth conversations with a local Italian friend “Nik” about languages and how words from all over the world are transformed into uses for other languages, and how Italians are notorious for this. We both had a good laugh about it when he chuckled out loud and began to […]

SUNSET OVER VENICE – A Truth Story

It was mysteriously foggy that late morning in the ‘Veneto Prefecture’ on my December Birthday Eve. The kind of baffling mist you see in movies where you can just see far enough to grasp what MIGHT lie ahead. I was on the ‘just warm enough’ 2nd class train heading to Venice to explore the city […]

When she says Goodbye – A Truth Story

What You Gonna Do When She Says GoodBye? So…Ms. Harmonica has been traveling carefree for several months now, on the back of a motorcycle, sometimes on the infamous German Autobahn…sometimes on the village trails and back roads of the not so distant past eastern block countries that were once verboten to us all. But, it […]

S T A G E *fright* – Laughable Story of Jams

So…you practiced and practiced…you have your best 2 songs down pat…and your ready to hit that Wednesday night jam (the one two towns away from your little casa). Taking a little time off work to get home early and jump in the shower, don your grooviest duds (not overdoing it mind you), gather your equipment…and […]

Someday Morning on the Sea – A Fantasy Story

BE WARNED… s t e p  a w a y!  Unless you are a hopeless romantic like I am…then go ahead and read on… Having said that…I like to write. I like to blog. I like to be romantic = writing what I like, and since this is MY blog, oh heck, I am just going to […]

Why go to a Jam or Open Mic – A Jam Story

WHY Go To A JAM or OPEN MIC? I will tell you WHY… Open Mics and Jams are similar with a bit of overlap and sometimes as the night progress they can merge into the same path, but for this article I’ll give a brief description of the two. Typically an OPEN MIC setting does not carry […]

How I met Ms Harmonica – Laughable Story

How I met Ms Harmonica – Laughable Story

So…someone asked me….“How do you know Ms. Harmonica?” Hmmmm… well, it really is quite a dramatic story. You see… I rescued her off the stormy Pacific shores one dark rainy night. Her boat was adrift and threatening to crash against the rocks…when I managed to wade out in the the boiling sea and grab the […]