Interview Ahead of Tonight’s ZOOM Event in Bar Harbor

Thoughtful interview questions from Carrie Jones prompted me to think about Mortal Things and about writing in fresh ways. I've been reflecting on the things we carry around with us and how they can inform our thinking about so many things. I'll be talking about that tonight at Jesup Library in Bar Harbor, Maine. Catch … Continue reading Interview Ahead of Tonight’s ZOOM Event in Bar Harbor


Here’s the Skinny on Thursday’s event: Zoom along with my talk and discussion about Mortal Things at the fantastic Jesup Library in Mt Desert Island’s Bar Harbor. The library’s website provides the sign-up for you. It’s from 7 to 8 PM on Thursday, March 16. Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!  According to Maine: An Encyclopedia, Portuguese … Continue reading ZOOM WITH US IN BAR HARBOR!

Library Gigs!

As an author and as a musical performer, I’ve done gigs in bars, coffeehouses, folk clubs, theaters, churches, synagogues, meeting houses, church halls, college halls, concert halls, book stores, at festivals, and aboard sailing ships. They all can be great places for a gig, but I do like me a good old library! Like so … Continue reading Library Gigs!

Sounds and Links

Sounds Last weekend, I was honored to be part of an episode on Senator Bill Bradley’s “American Voices” national radio program, in which I talked about my favorite sound in America, one that no longer exists—the rumbling and screeching yet somehow comforting sound of the passing trolleys on Philadelphia’s Germantown Avenue where I spent part … Continue reading Sounds and Links

Thank You, Friends AND Strangers!

Last Thursday’s reading at Rockland Library brought some great questions from an audience of friends and strangers. A lovely and welcoming library, the place is special to me because for years I’ve attended meetings of the Rockland Shakespeare Society in the same room where I spoke about MORTAL THINGS. For authors on the less well-known … Continue reading Thank You, Friends AND Strangers!

Churchill’s Advice Holds For Writers Too/Raving for THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE.

Writing projects that don’t want to end can be hellish for writers. Winston Churchill’s advice to the British people during the London Blitz comes to mind: “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” One way forward is to read great books about great strugglers, like The Splendid and the Vile. Thirty-six years ago, I began … Continue reading Churchill’s Advice Holds For Writers Too/Raving for THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE.

First pre-publication interview to share! 

Enjoyed being this week’s guest on The Brian And Lee Show on WWDB-AM Talk 860. Here’s the link for the podcast of Saturday’s show. Hit Play then slide the little time cursor to 19:30, where the interview begins. Runs to 52:19. Had a great time talking with the father-son hosts about MORTAL THINGS and … Continue reading First pre-publication interview to share!