I wish I was cooler than the dog that’s been hanging out at my house this week. While I’ve been vicious – at the same time I’ve been as non-responsive as a cat in heat. Heehee.
As all of you know the PBS show has been postponed until financial obligations can be solidified and the project can get its own legs. Everything happens for a good reason so… until next year. Never trust someone who says, “I have it under control…”
I will be doing a small intimate performance for the patrons and friends of the show on the 30th or 31st.
Needless to say it has been an ass kicker for me and it still is, however, the ship is still at sea and someone has to man up and bring it back to shore.
I can sit here and complain and wax poetic about all the different issues that could have been prevented or what could have been done and what shouldn’t have been done, but then, NOTHING gets done and you must bring food to the table – the hunt is still on.
” If you wanna lay me down you %^&*er! better hit me harder than that… ’cause you don’t want this Taos guy getting back up.”
Bottom line is stay strong – stronger than the demons waiting on the sidelines, they’re only demons after all. Enough about that “$%^&!”
Okay here we go: Are you cooler than your dog?
If you can roll around in dog poop and still be happy,
If you can live without caffeine,
If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can ignore a friend’s limited education and never correct him or her,
If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend,
If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can eat happily what’s put in front of you,
if you can sleep standing,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
If you can honestly say that deep in your heart you have no prejudice against creed, color, religion, gender preference, or politics,
– Then, and only then have you almost reached the same level of spiritual development as a dog.
This dog is Jamela or Jarmillo or Dummy or Gogeetem, whatever comes out in the moment. It’s not my dog, however I have taken care of it. The only time we get along is when we go on our morning runs. She’s young and strong and I’m middle aged and not as vibrant as I once was. Hahaha. I still kick her butt. I enjoy the company of a dog over a human at times, however, sometimes I wish I could find more humans that were like dogs.
Anyway, this blog has been creepy. I had planned on sharing the news of my new blog/website with all of you to coincide with the PBS show. But… I’m still excited nonetheless. My new website and blog is up – hope you’ll check it out and enjoy my new home with me. Put your feet up, grab some conversation tea and enjoy.
P.S. Oh, and if you go to the new blog you’ll see that I’m sharing a never-released free MP3 for you to download. Just enter your name and email and you’ll get access.
Please stay and don’t lose faith with me, even if I’m covered in poop, I’m still smiling.