Reading My Work: A Gift for a Friend


For my good friend Andy Marino’s 60th birthday, his wife Dianne asked that his friends bring artistic presents to the celebration. There were gifts of songs, heart-felt testimonials, music, love and friendship. I read from a work in progress, FROM MOUNTAIN ROAD TO EASY STREET, a fictionalized memoir I hope to complete this year.

Part 2 of Reading My Work: A Gift for a Friend is HERE.

Thanks for watching!

—A h/t to Deb Brozina for the great camera work on a non-existing budget : )

What if Someone Left You $75,000.00?


Meet Karen Houppert, will beneficiary:

Recently a professor of mine, whom I’d studied with 20 years ago at Bennington College, died.

Two weeks afterward, I learned that she had made me the beneficiary of her life insurance policy, leaving me $75,000.

I found this out only because the school where she was then teaching, Phillips Exeter Academy, sent me a letter asking that I fill out “the enclosed form from Prudential.” When I called the administrator who had signed the cover letter, she informed me of my windfall.

This is a true story.

Here’s the rest…