Here's a Live Recording from CENTURY (Philadelphia)

Back in February, I was accompanied by bassist Chuck Nolan and performed 6 songs at CENTURY in Philadelphia. If you listen, you'll hear me say during the introduction, "I'm going to throw a lot of information at you, basically…


Palms & Crosses

(OK, so I fell behind on my posting and have not adhered to the schedule of posting a new video every week. I'm going to make it up with three new ones in rapid succession!)

I've been doodling around with…


My Father's Monologue on Thanksgiving

Early in my college days, I used a manual typewriter. I'd compose a cover-letter and type two copies of my most recent poem, fold them, stick them in an envelope, lick a stamp, and mail my creation to the editor…



About the Title

In many cultures of Eastern Europe, a concoction of red beets and horseradish is served as a relish or side-dish, usually on the holidays of Easter or Passover. The red of the beets is symbolic of the…


Some Days the Best I Can Do Is Clear a Path for Light

I promised to try to post one new piece from Red Beets & Horseradish every week.

This week, I put together something for Winter's Grace, the opening piece in the song-cycle. I first encountered the poem that forms the foundation…


Trying to Get This Show on Stage

On the VIDEOS portion of this website, I recently put links to recently posted youtube videos related to the song-cycle, Red Beets & Horseradish. My goal is to get at least one video up per week, then go back to…