Poetry at Spinnaker Bay, Hillman City

This weekend marks the first time I’ll be reading in public for a year. It also marks the anniversary, of sorts, of my journey with heart disease, triple bypass and recovery. I’ll be reading The Heart Cycle, a series of poems about the experience. It has been an extraordinary year, which culminated in pancreatitis and […]

Published Poems from See America

I’m very happy to report that two poems from my 16 poem suite, See America, have been published very recently. The Final Drive, Seattle 2015 was published in the Fall/Winter issue of Crab Creek Review. Check our their website here: http://www.crabcreekreview.org West Hollywood to Pasadena, CA, 1998 was published in the Pontoon section of Floating Bridge […]

A Wonderful Review for Airstreaming

A couple of weeks ago we hosted a great guy in our Airstream through Airbnb. He stayed a week and unbeknownst to me downloaded Airstreaming to his Kindle. He left this note for me the night before he left and it was wonderful to receive. Again, this is why I write – to give amazing experiences […]

Confidence

Six years ago, at the beginning of Fall on the cusp of turning 50, and after a summer in which all confidence was beginning to abandon me in many areas of my life, I put together a selection of poems and sent them out in the world. I had not attempted to publish anything for eight […]

Opportunities for Stillness

Months of healing ahead seemed a prison, a sentence of no action, and me tracking the sun across the day a way to move time. At the bank, a retired black man, warm, inviting eyes, who’d been in my shoes, said, “Healing is an opportunity for stillness.” Which knocked me down. His big, wide smile […]

Today is World AIDS Day: “The Democracy of Water”

December 1. It’s an interesting day to remember and/or try to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. It’s a time for celebrating the holidays, finishing up the year, planning ahead. But it is a good time for reflection and, I suppose, any day is a good time for that. In point of fact, we cannot eradicate […]

Interview with Max Tucci on LATalkRadio.com

Interview in support of my novel, Airstreaming, with Max Tucci. It’s approximately 15 minutes and has several images of our Airstream, Margaret, and others in our recent travels. My thanks to Max for hosting a great interview, which was a lot of fun to do.