Rolin rollin rollin 

Three gigs in a row last week: bang bang bang. Thursday I wisely skipped work at day job, University tutoring ESL, to rest up for my marathon. That evening I played in a small park to maybe a dozen or two, in and out, eating, playing with kiddies, on the lawn in a small park on the corner of Main Street in Newark. Some coworkers, among them a terrific guitarist friend and retired Math prof Michael Brooke and our young resident poet genius, who was schooled by my old football coach of the National Champ…Read more

Everything I Ever Needed To Know I Learned From Zombies 

 Everything I Ever Needed To Know I Learned From Zombies
1) Movement Is Life
2) Move Quietly
3) Help Each Other
4) Be Prepared
5) Listen To Your Dog
6) Turn Off Your Goddam Phone
7) A Zombie can ruin a good wife, but a good wife can ruin a Zombie movie by wondering why Brad Pitt can’t just find a cure for the poor Zombies rather than BLOWING THEIR HEADS OFF and only protecting Non-Zombies

Recent ups & Downs 

 I will MC and perform at the Blackbird Forest Fall Festival October 20th. Blackbird, a National Estuarine Research Site, is muy remote, and a beautiful place.

Iowa 

 Friday, May 25, 2012
IOWA! We had such a nice time there—a space away from everyday, in quiet idyllic but sort of drab since there’s just a sameness, miles and miles of fields, the same kind. But what civility-something that is sorely missing hereabouts but more on that later.

Went to my/our buddy Bob’s wedding to his sweetheart Anne. Whose family is in Iowa on a (!) farm. Tom and Janice, her folks, were a lively and interesting couple, open and warm in the midwestern style, and possessors of a wind…Read more

Well so did I! 

Not only was Larraine awarded the coveted Crab-pen award (on Cinco de Mayo) for “clucking-along” during the chicken song, but Bob & Anne showed up from INDIANA! My little wife was there, and I sang “her song”: Mexican Octoberfest. And Big Bob Hevner and his lovely spouse Jill showed up from PA, and Bob sang and played with me.

I am proud. Indiana Bob was my friend when a student at Wesley College where I was teaching at the time, and he is having a lovely and productive life in Indiana. The “other Bob” was…Read more