Some Holiday Cheer at Zoo Lights

I went to Pima's Zoo Lights night, and I'm really glad I did. It wasn't that crowded, although attendees said it had been in the past. There were free cookies and cocoa. I got a complimentary picture made (not with…


Work Without Hope by Coleridge

Work Without Hope, written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, published in The Bijou: An Annual of Literature and The Arts in 1825.

All Nature seems at work. Slugs leave their lair— 
The bees are stirring—birds are on the wing— 



I really like U2's new single, Ahimsa.  It's very contemplative.

Postcard from A Taste of Casa Grande 2019

A Taste of Casa Grande is the yearly fundraiser for Against Abuse. Restaurants in Casa Grande, Arizona have dozens of booths inside Eva's Mexican Restaurant. I eat more there than I do at Thanksgiving. It ends with the biggest raffle…


A Bayou fantasy circa 1897

This short story by Kate Chopin was written in the Louisiana Bayou country in the late 1890s. It was published in Vogue, and is considered to be a forerunner of modern feminism. Fifteen dollars back then would be getting close…


Ghost Adventures Episode

I just watched the Ghost Adventures episode that took place near where I live. Freakish, yet it explains a lot.

I had a "free day" on Amazon on Sept. 11?

I didn't actually have a "free day" on Amazon on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, although I did give away a copy of Improvising to Beat the Band anyway. When I looked at Amazon that day, my book wasn't listed as…


Writer's Digest Review of Just Let Time Pass

The lives and loves of several characters involved with the intricacies of the music business dominate this novel with careful delineation of their motivations and ambitions as well as their faults. The tangle of their relationships at work and personally…

Songwriting in L.A.

Taxi Road Rally 2018

I enjoyed the weekend in L.A.!

This songwriting conference is primarily for film and T.V. composers.

Fett (pointing) has a recording engineering class. His wife Nancy (red hair) has a class on booking…