Seriously?

This American Life commissioned some musical theater songs inspired by this unbearable election ordeal, and here's one of three (listen to the other two HERE.) This is the refrain, in the voice of President Obama. Angry? Am I angry? You ask me if I'm angry? And I'm at a loss for words. After all we've done, every battle …

We Can Be Heroes

Farewell to the musician who provided the playlist for my young life, and the artist who gave sound and vision to the androgynous, artistic, alien of my soul. In a world with no road map, as the traditional life of my parents and grandparents became quaint and irrelevant, Bowie blazed across the firmament, operatic troubadour of the next moment. He released …

Strange Magic

Dreaming of spring, the mind turns to flowers, butterflies, fairies and... bugs? Well, yes, if you life in southern Maryland. Although it's been frozen into silence lately, we have a buzzingly diverse ecosystem here in the coastal plains and wetlands, rich in the insect life that supports the abundant bird and fish populations we're known …

Grace is the right word

Next Sunday, July 20 there's a tribute and benefit concert for my friend and neighbor Grace Griffith, the award-winning folk singer from Accokeek Maryland. It's also an album release party for Passing Through, a new CD. Due to the effects from Griffith's 17-year battle with Parkinson's Disease, the album took more than two years to painstakingly record; …

New Music is Sprouting!

I am watching the newly green trees sway in the breeze and grooving to this marvelous new record from my neighbor, singer, songwriter, mother, baker, physical therapist, gardener, and all-around amazing woman: Lynn Hollyfield. I wrote about her song Boats Gone By in 2012. If you supported Lynn Hollyfield's Kickstarter campaign for In the Balance you already know... …