Good morning! 9:41 and 77 degrees. A perfect day out there. It's been awhile since I've written one of these, so here goes. 

I was supposed to have a job tomorrow, on solo guitar.  Even got a long-overdue haircut, so I'd look spiffier.  .  But they wanted me to show up at 10:45 to load in, and then wait around until about noon to play. This was something I just sort of glossed over at the time, but it  came back to haunt me at the very end of the day. "Now wait just a blasted minute.."

So I got up today, a bit earlier than I'd have liked, but with the courage of my convictions. Respectfully declined, and explained why. I have been a damn people-pleaser on more than a few occasions in my life, keeping other people happy at my own expense. Not anymore...

It feels good to hold your ground. I almost feel like it's a new skill I'm just now learning. Had to do it earlier in the year, with a friend I'd always argue with. Life-after-death. A favorite old person topic, along with medications and medical treatments. I believe it exists, he doesn't.  So we now agree to disagree- and have a great time discussing everything else!

Not much actual news at the moment. Still playing pretty much every day here in the Lab, and continuing to make tapes when I'm practicing. I always feel like I'm just starting to get it as far as improvements- even after 56 years of messing with it.

Anyway, this is all I've got for you for the moment. Thanks as ever for stopping in and reading. Happy Tuesday to you! For now, I'm outa here. More later. 

PS Today's pic was taken at a Luncheon I did for the same group I was going to play for tomorrow. Hopefully we can do it again down the road. PPS today's tune is from my newest album Souvenirs. Hope you like it. 


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