I grew up in a neighborhood of Philadelphia called Kensington. Kensington was built as a factory town, and the row houses that we lived in were built for the factory workers. In the early years growing up, Kensington was largely… Read more >
Why do I march? I march because I don’t like what I see happening in our country and in the world, and I want to be part of the positive movement to change those things. I carried a blue sparkly… Read more >
The song Safer When It Rains has many meanings for me, so this will probably be one of at least two spoiler articles on this song. The neighborhood where I grew up has gone through many changes through the years,… Read more >
It was on this day couple of years ago when I wrote the song “New Year’s Night”. My family had just left after sharing a “good luck” pork and sauerkraut dinner to ring in the New Year together. The song… Read more >
It’s that time of year, when for some of us, there are a million reasons to fall into a depression. Some people live for the holiday season, others dread it. I do a little of both, but this year was… Read more >
There was more to Rita Hayworth than her role in the film, Gilda. The story behind the song, I Am Rita, by Lisa Jeanette.
Marie Lauré is the main character in a book by Anthony Doerr called All the Light We Cannot See. I loved this book. When I read it, I thought I’d never understand what was going on at first. The story… Read more >
“If you could go back in time and give yourself advice, what age would you return to, and what advice would you give?” This question has been posed in various forms on social media for some time now. My song,… Read more >
It happened. I finally did catch up to happy. It caught me quite by surprise, because so much had led up to the Chasing Happy Album Release Concert.
“It was either a stroke of genius, or a terrible mistake to decide to go on a mini-vacation in Vermont the weekend before my album release concert.” That is what I told everyone before I left. Now it is the… Read more >