Marvin just before the Susan Werner show. He usually never sticks around for the house concerts. As I look over the last couple weeks, this moment was pretty magical. My cat, my kickass VA music community, Susan Werner about to sing to all of us, and the best sound guy, Jim Palacio to make it all perfect.

Cats Eating Pizza!

What gets you more in the spirit of Eating Day than Cats Eating Pizza?





Breakfast with Amanda Palmer.

It's a sweet thing... delving into the Amanda Palmer "Art of Asking" book.

This book speaks to my heart and mind. My business self has reverence for all that Amanda has done and how it's all been done with heart. I function mostly from what drives my passion and fills my heart. I am not really that good at asking for help (it's so hard for me to ask).

 This book just lays out some good work emotional work-arounds for how to just get out there and make shit happen. I will take the info and just keep moving. I may be a one woman show here... but I am surrounded by a community of people who love and respect me all over the country. And there are ways to utilize these connects to help make good stuff happen. My kind of stuff right there.

With it getting to almost 50 degrees out there, it's time to think about a walk down into town, check mail, say hellos, and then do some moving around of things in the house with the latter part of my day. Colder weather means some things need shifting around. In other words, maybe moving seating closer to the heat source is a decent idea. This tiny house is chilly, but it's damn cute. And the smell of green corn tamales being lovingly steamed for bfast has the wee kitchen very inviting. 

Here comes a beautiful day.


Well then.

Back in Tiny Town after last night and today finishing up a shit ton of stuff I set in motion. Thank you's, green chairs, shopping for eating day next week, connecting with old friends, looking at cars for my pal Gretchen, being offered a chance to help a friend market a product, supporting more friends, making good on promises, and more.

I wanted to leave Tucson by noon, but didn't get to roll out of town till 4. I did however get it all done. That feels good. And the act I scouted last night to come down to Bisbee was a winner. I'll venture out into town tomorrow to ask the preferred venue if they are interested and hopefully it goes forward.

Things to look forward to. That's better than nothing! 

It's chilly down here but I am home for a few days and I have some ideas. Look out!


Bad movies and bumping on the heat.

Home is where you put on "Blades of Glory" and roast up a sweet potato ! 

First night with heat on. Poor Buffalo NY. But it's cooling off here in Tiny Town. It was all tshirt and shorts in Tucson, which is pretty excellent. But it's not home.



Here comes the scramble!

Getting ready to venture out to to get this 4 Runner thing going.  I will get this done. I stand to make some cash if I can pull off this initial part so I can't let up. I am determined. Seeing my buddy Kurt kinda salivating at the price, I know I am doing good... and if it goes south, he can take over if I have to bail.

I gotta say, this is something to look forward to... the excitement of the scramble to make something happen with virtually nothing.  I am fairly good at this. And dammit, I need stuff to do. So here we go!



I got a line on a decent 4 Runner. I have got to secure 1200 to purchase this so I can get it.

I am in talks to get this money so I can do this deal. I need to do this deal. It's a screaming good deal on a 4 Runner. I told the dude I'd do this deal, and I will one way or another. I may need a few extra dollars to make this happen... so this means I better get working on something. Here is my new challenge to make some cash fast. Let's see how I do...


Thank you Delta Airlines.

Early bird catches the ________?

The flight. That's what I'm catching. Back to Tiny Town and find out if I am gonna actually get on the schedule or not for work at the wee co-op. I am kinda back thru the end of the year with one small 4 day trip planned mid Dec. I hope they schedule me, but most folks are in making money for xmas mode so I won't be shocked if there is nothing for me... or if they just hired to fill in the gaps I was working in. Go with the flow, put out the word, do what I can, but most of all, make it fantastic. Those are my mantras. Lunching with The Mother Unit before scooting back to Bisbee.. I feel a salad from Goodness in my future. And all my flights were on time and easy. Delta rocks. 


Harmonic Convergence of FABULOUS!

Two beings I care for deeply. United in one picture. My pal Susan Werner and my toothless cat, Marvin. Just before she hit the stage for her 2 show stint at Harris Creek Acoustic. 

So good to see her and Jane. Been a damn long time since we were in the same place. Susan absolutely killed it for the shows... ( of fucking course she did!) and Jane was spot on fantastic taking care of everything a tour manager should.

Some excellence in motion with those two. Good to catch up a bit, and so good to do that all here in VA where my community of friends gathers for all the right reasons to make this world a better place. I saw every one of my good friends here, and got moments with all of them.  

The days prior were filled with getting the house and menu ready for the big night, and I was put to good use. And yet I still managed to get lots of time with my cat on my lap, A great trip east for sure.


On the horizon.

Literally.. The horizon. From the flight over to VA. With the Susan Werner show now behind me, and  no touring for the rest of the year.. I look towards the blank canvas that is the rest of the year and hope for health and happiness.

Good to see Susan and Jane. Really good. 


Blackout! Whole neighborhood! Right in the middle of everything.. No more chopping, no setting up of sound. Just candles and chili and cornbread.