Coming Full Circle in NYC

Thirty five years ago, I moved to New York City, into a friend’s apartment at 4 Saint Mark’s Place. On September 22, I will be performing a show at the Kraine Theater, four blocks away from that first apartment. I’ll be playing songs that I wrote during the years I lived in Greenwich Village, songs I wroteContinue reading “Coming Full Circle in NYC”

Conservatives and Liberals and Soccer and Religion

We live in societies that have lost the ability to clearly communicate across the divides we have created for ourselves. Or so I thought yesterday. Today, laid up with a bum back, I got to watch the American soccer team’s celebration in my home town, and I heard one of its captains, Megan Rapinoe, sayContinue reading “Conservatives and Liberals and Soccer and Religion”

On summer evenings, after rain

Across the drops of streetlights faces shine and fade with time and other forces of destruction and deterioration Blankets that we pull across our sore and frozen memories that cry out so pathetically for comfort and for warmth The hour has already passed for final judgments falling down for making up excuses that not evenContinue reading “On summer evenings, after rain”

This is no time for saluting flags…

Happy Independence Day. Please enjoy responsibly, with these timely words and timeless music from Lou Reed. This is no time for celebration This is no time for shaking hands This is no time for backslapping This is no time for marching bands This is no time for optimism This is no time for endless thoughtContinue reading “This is no time for saluting flags…”