A song is a bridge

It is one of the profound joys of my life to write alongside fellow songwriters, to bring songs to life solo or in collaboration, and to share them with the world. 

This Friday, April 23 at 7:30 pm via Facebook…

The Joy of Doing Something You Don't Do

Did you notice?  I took a little side trip this week.  I decided to write haiku based on what I drew, rather than what I spied with my little eye in my surroundings. 
This was kind of a big deal…

Love is the antidote to hate.

So much loss lately.   

Robin and I have lost 2 friends to Covid, one who was a year younger than I am, and in robust health.  We just went through St. Patrick’s Day, our first without my Dad, and for…

Writing and (w)ripening

Someone asked, how do you make time for this to become part of your life?  How do you even find time to write?  That’s a good question, I thought. 

Let's start with when.  When does this happen exactly? 

Well let’s…

Jenny Bienemann: It sure looks easier than it is.

It sure looks easier than it is.

Teaching, that is.

I say this with the certitude only someone who has taught a mere four classes over two days, can say. And, I was co-teaching! Robin Bienemann and I did it…

Gerald Dowd: Collaboration is Scary

Gerald Dowd.  I had seen him on stage.  I had been on stage with him.  But I had never really “seen” him, until a Christmas show hosted by Rachel Drew at Sylvie’s. 

He took the stage.  “Oh good,” I thought…

Chris Neville: He Who Bringeth The Party

If you see Chris Neville on stage, you know you’re in good hands.  You're at a party.

The music is going to be smokin’.  You will be transported.  And you will laugh!  

The kind of laughing you did when life…