My Stories

Writing

  • Where do I write?

I write anywhere I can sit, but am especially clairvoyant when outside close to nature.  By the window with some sun is fine.  Of course there is sitting at the desk in front of a computer screen too.

  • How did I start writing?

I wrote when I couldn’t express myself with talking or artmaking.  I guess this started in high school.  Today it is my quest for a divine connection. 

  • Why did I write Michael Discovers The Secrets Of Jazz?

In a peaceful solitary moment outdoors I started scribbling this story.  I felt I was tapping into an inspiration bigger than me.   I think I like writing more than talking.  It’s close to music-making-my attempt to make harmony and melody.

  • What has writing taught me?

I learn about patience, clarity and the rewrite.  I no longer dread going over the same material to make it better.

Fun Facts

  • I’ve watched cooking shows since I was a kid so I love to cook. 

  • I love to eat vegetables, but I hate Brussels sprouts!

  • My favorite food is spiced salmon fish with okras and rice with black beans.

  • I love to watch Sci-fi movies.

  • My brain holds the lyrics to hundreds of songs of different genres.  So, I sing in the car. 

  • I’ve finally jumped ship from the New York Knicks and become a Brooklyn Nets fan.

  • I love to watch and play sports with my kids.

My Hero

  • What about Michael my first hero?

Like many people he has talents under the surface he doesn’t see or take seriously.  He is afraid of them.  He plays at what he wants to become until it is safe to become himself.

Michael is drawn to the magic of music, its emotional openness and freedom.  It’s just what he needs because, he is shy.  His family constructs a safe haven for him to grow and eventually fly.  Michael teaches with his honesty.  His gentleness doesn’t stop him from being brave.   I can’t wait to hear the sound of his music. 

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