Written in 2013 I’ve been sitting here, trying to work but instead, looking back at my life and all the mistakes I’ve made. I can see you nodding your head knowingly. You’ve sat where I sit, thinking about the times you fucked up something or another. Some of you may want to jump in now… Read More


Written in 2013 This is my attempt at levity, because if I sink down any lower, I will end up in China (or whatever land mass is directly on the other side of the world from where I sit right now- I’m too lazy to look it up). I found a photo of me dressed… Read More


Written in 2014 Last night, I ventured out to watch a jazz quintet perform at a local club. It was a weeknight, but I was really in the mood for some good music, no conversation and a break from reality, if you will. The combo included an upright bass, and as soon as the rich… Read More


Written in 2014 I fell down a rabbit hole of sorts today. It began when I saw a post from Classical KING-FM promoting a performance by Stephen Hough. I remembered doing PR for a few of his albums when he recorded with MusicMasters and Musical Heritage Society back in the 80’s. Seeing Stephen’s albums got… Read More


Written: August 2014 Robin Williams (1951 – 2014)   Earlier this week, we learned about Robin Williams’ untimely death, apparently by his own hand. Immediately, a number radio and television talk show hosts (national and local), as well as a few “high-profile” people, took to the airwaves and social media to criticize Robin for taking… Read More


Written: December 2014   December 8th is an emotional date for millions of music fans around the world. On this date, not one, but two icons were cut down in the prime of their lives and careers. December 8, 1980. New York City. Mark David Chapman walks up to John Lennon and Yoko Ono, as… Read More


Written in 2008 To many people, the Super Bowl is just another football game. The biggest football game of the season, yes, but a game nonetheless. This year, I saw the Super Bowl as the ultimate lesson in perseverance and resiliency. Wait. Did I just say resiliency? Funny, that’s just the word that Fox used… Read More


Written in 2008 “Ready?” she asked, scissors poised. I took a deep breath. “Just do it.” I closed my eyes, and heard the familiar ‘snick’ of the scissors. The next moment, my hairdresser gently placed a ponytail into my hand, containing eight inches of my hair. Eight inches that I had been growing for months.… Read More


Written in 2008   I was driving home from work on Friday when my Blackberry flashed and beeped, signalling a new message. I clicked on it to see what had crossed (yes, while I was still driving), and nearly drove off the road. It was a news bulletin and it read: Tim Russert dead at… Read More


Written: June 2008   I read a newspaper article today that really drove home the meaning of the word “Giant.” It was about a former New York Giant who decided to walk across the country to honor and raise money for 9/11 rescue workers who are battling various illnesses as a result of their heroic… Read More