Tuesday July 17 2018



Stuck inside a church building at night. There’s a creature of some kind with abnormal physical abilities with hostile intentions. I’m accompanied by an Asian lady whom I don’t know. The beast starts coming after us. The hallways are pitch black – I have to constantly use the light on my iPhone to shine the way. Also, for some reason, the light repels any hostile beings. It gets stressful having to swing the phone back and forth. It doesn’t matter what we do cause the beast continuously follows me and finds me without much effort. I try jumping out the window and grab onto a tree branch. Discovering that this church building is atop a very tall and steep cliff. We’re in the middle of a forest. The bottom is nowhere to be found. I consider jumping to escape the dream but I can’t for some reason. At one point I manage to tense myself awake.


Even after waking up and going back to sleep I can’t seem to shake off this dream scenario – I keep experiencing different versions of it. And thus I force myself to get up out of bed and drain off a leak in the bathroom.


Waking up at 10:45 a.m.

Riding out to the Ocean Lakes area to buy a keyboard from a guy on OfferUp. It just happens to be my old stomping grounds. I drive around the old block on Goodard Drive where I mostly grew up. An older lady is tending to some flowers on what used to be my front porch. Down the street checking out a farmer’s market where they sell local produce. I buy up almost the whole store but only spend about $40.

Scrambled Eggs. Toast with Butter and Jam. Potato Chips. Coffee.

Teaching lessons at Music Makers.

Immediately after I head out to the north end at the beach to meet someone to buy another piano. Little do I know it’s the parent of a former student of mine, The Davids. We’re both surprised to see one another. The piano they’re selling to me is in great condition, an upright digital Roland.

Back home. Enjoying dinner: Black Beans with Celery, Onions, Kale, Carrots, and Brown Rice.

Sharing Gelato Cones with Ana and mom.

Ana and hang out at the studio practicing songs and such.

Sharing Watermelon.

Sleeping with Ana in her room tonight at 3:30 a.m.

[i] Drawing by John Kenn Mortensen.

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