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 >
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 >
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 >
Saturday is normally my only day off, so I try not to schedule anything. On this particular Saturday in July, I had a couple of things that piqued my interest. One such thing is that there was a volunteer clean… Read more >
This weekend, I had the great fortune of being able to attend the Kensington Blues Exhibition & Book Release Party at the Savery Gallery in Philadelphia. I had pre-ordered two copies of the book, and was anxious to be able… Read more >