Saturday November 17 2018


Waking up at 11 a.m.

Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Raspberries, Maple Syrup, and Kefir. Irish Breakfast Tea.

Teaching lessons at Music Makers. My last lesson is a new student, 27 year old Mamoona – just moved here with her husband from Pakistan. She’s always wanted to learn to play an instrument and piano drew her in.


“We’re just like a melting pot here,” I say to mom.

We both recognize there’s something special about the aura here at Music Makers that attracts all kinds of people. The diversity is something I’m proud of.

Scrambled Eggs. Sourdough Toast with Butter and Jam. Cucumber. Coffee.

Watching Fair Game (2010).

Running errands – taking out the recycle – meeting mom at Target to get some household things – Trader Joe’s.

Back home. Mom gives the kitchen floor and cabinets a good clean. Meanwhile, I construct these fingercise cups using polka dot balloons, dried beans, and applesauce cups. The purpose of these is to provide a fun way to help young piano students exercise their fingers.

Dinner: Brown Rice Spaghetti Noodles with Parm, Tomato Sauce, Mushrooms, Onions, Kale, and Naan Bread.

At the studio organizing things. Ana drops by after work to run through a few guitar things.

Chamomile Tea.

Sleep 4 a.m.

[i] Images by me.

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