March 18, 2019

First off, thanks for the comments, on this website and on Facebook, regarding part one of  my last blog, "This Land Was Made For You... And Me." All the comments were welcome, and I particularly appreciated the polite way in which the ideas were fra...

March 4, 2019

I was naive. A few years ago, I really thought we were getting beyond racism. In my own little world, my friends and acquaintances who are of different races and nationalities got along with each other. At least any differences we had weren’t related...

December 22, 2018


“Hello, my lovely,” said the saleswoman at the furniture store.

“Thank you, my lovely,” smiled the Tamar Bridge toll-lady. 

“There you are, my lovely,” chirped the waitress at the National Trust cafe counter, as she presented two steaming mince pies a...

June 11, 2018

Last week, Marion and I traveled to Concord, Massachusetts, a town which the U.S. Census Bureau refers to as part of “Greater Boston.” To refer to Concord as merely a Boston suburb doesn’t do it justice. To the casual eye, Concord is like many other...

May 28, 2018

Hello there, it’s been a while. My last blog went out at the end of 2017. I had intended to take a break for the holidays, stay off Facebook for a while, and generally coast comfortably into the New Year. What happened? Well, I found that I kind of l...

December 11, 2017

“And so this is Christmas… and what have you done?” Well, to answer John Lennon, quite a lot in 2017. Musically speaking, I released a blues album, “Goin’ To Clarksdale,” and a Christmas single, “Run Rudolph Run” b/w “Silver Bells,” all available exc...

November 6, 2017

This is not the blog I wanted to write. I had planned to share my latest musical project, something that gives me a lot of joy, and something I’m anxious to share with my friends and fans. As usual, I had been mulling ideas for a few days, and was ab...

October 24, 2017

Harvey Weinstein. Within the last couple of weeks, his public reputation has gone from that of “Producer/Mogul” to “Sexual Predator.” The revelations of a number of women in Hollywood have led to hundreds, if not thousands, of “Me Too” posts on socia...

October 9, 2017

What a week. Las Vegas…Tom Petty. A shattering, one-two punch; not quite a knockout, but close. We’ll stand up, shake ourselves off, and try to move forward. There aren’t words to adequately sum up the horror and loss of the Las Vegas shooting. As a...

August 21, 2017

If ever there was an “all American” place, it is Vermont. That is not to say it’s the most “all American” or only “all American” place, but it certainly qualifies for the list. Vermont was the home of the great American poet, Robert Frost, and that m...

June 26, 2017

Over the last year or two, we’ve lost many greats in the entertainment industry; so many, in fact, that last year many people began to curse 2016. Last week, movie fans expressed surprise and dismay over the “loss” of another great talent, thankfully...

June 19, 2017

Hello, and welcome back to my blog. I hope you enjoyed the previous installment, about the making of my CD, “Goin’ To Clarksdale.” The initial sales have been encouraging, and I’m very interested to hear what my friends and fans have to say about the...

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