By musicalmessenger | February 08, 2015 at 12:10 AM EST | No Comments
It's hard to believe there are this many activities left on my plate of life--and still competing for my time. Time is the critical consideration, along with health of the body and soul, which determines the output level of continuing production. The new profile photo now exposes an "older gentleman" that has finally accepted the fact that aging is a forgone conclusion, with no exceptions, not even for me.
We have lived through many decades of "good times" in the USA, and there were always plenty of work opportunities for entrepreneurial types and the self-employed. Things however, really haven't been quite the same since 2008- after the "bubble" burst. But then again, it all depends on what industry you chose to pursue, accompanied by your personal people skills and abilities to keep the ball rolling in a favorable direction.
The computer and the advancement of software programs designed to provide a mechanism for the average person to fulfill creative dreams is truly amazing. These programs have literally leveled the "playing fields" of music, photography, and writing, just to mention three right off the bat. Once you have finished your "creations", the next step demands that you stay in your chair and spend the rest of your waking hours promoting your products through the use of social networking and marketing techniques.
At the beginning of last summer, I set about to embark on a brand new challenge-- the writing of a book. It just didn't seem fair to hoard my knowledge of how to play the piano and go to my grave selfishly keeping the entire matter under wraps. It took the entire summer 24/6 to put it together, but finally Piano Heaven came into existence. Incidentally, it finally became available as a Kindle eBook a few
Then Motorcycle Trips was born and is available either way-- paperback or eBook. With these two projects finished and available to the public via Amazon and the world-wide web, the job of leaving behind a record of my unique experiences in these lifelong endeavors was completed--almost.
The clutter of so many photographs shot over a forty-five year period was closing in on me. It seemed logical at this time to reduce my "photophobia", and wipe the slate clean. But before engaging the delete button on a massive scale, I saved the best fifty shots and placed them in a short 44 page coffee table book called Pictures in Tune (Great Shots From the American Road). This publication will be a lovely feast for your eyes, and if it is left lying around the house somewhere, I'm sure no one will mind.
So there you have it, everything has changed, and continues to change in leaps and bounds. The good news is that you don't have to get "caught up" in my changes! You have three ways to trip with me, without ever having to leave your chair. How convenient!