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    Monday, September 3rd, 2018 11:45 AM

    Another Peaceful Monday

    Cool It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. A bright sunny day that's probably muggy if you get out in it. 87 degrees. Yesterday was an exercise day, so I can cut myself some slack in that area. And there's just enough grub in the house to feed three animals(even though two of those animals are exasperatingly finicky about their cuisine). 
       No place I gotta be, nobody I gotta see. I love being unscheduled. Probably more work on the guitar, and maybe another YouTube post or two. I'm in a good place with my playing these days. Some things I've been working on for the longest time are improving, which is a great feeling. It's a gradual process, though,  as these new better habits have to work their way into the bloodstream, which is still occupied by the old, 'bad' habits. So you have improvements, and what seem to be relapses. All part of the process. 
      A memory from school days. Peabody Conservatory of Music, 1979 or so. There was a new student, a composition major we were getting to know. His name was Weiner(pronounced Wi-ner). He desperately wanted to be called Mongo, after the brute from Blazing Saddles who knocked out a horse. And he'd even refer to himself in the third person, in order to get others to join in. Alas,no one at Peabody ever called him Mongo, but one guy did call him weenie. 
       Thinking of the Biblical admonition that he who exalts himself shall be humbled. Before you get too impressed, I got it from a Peanuts cartoon. I always admired Charles Schulz for all the research that went into his strips. And whether you're a believer or non-believer, it's good advice. 
      I am at that point where I can remember something 40 years ago, but have to regroup to recall something from 40 minutes ago. Nonetheless, a good memory. With a lesson I'd do well to note. 
      Now what were we just talking about? Just kidding. This is probably more than enough news for today. Thanks for reading. I'm outa here. More later. 
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