OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES: An Excerpt

Literary Agent Scott Gould of RLR Associates describes OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES as “Juno for the seventies.”  I’d say that’s pretty spot on.  Seventeen year old Queenie, the novel’s pregnant protagonist, has been sent away from her humble roots to live … Continue reading

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TOOTH OR CONSEQUENCES

We’ve all experienced those times in life that are so excruciating that it seems everything starts to go wrong at once, falling apart like a house of cards.  Lose your livelihood?  Check.  Been double crossed?  Done that.  Living hand to … Continue reading

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SOUTH BEACH

A bullet point has been achieved on my bucket list; I am in Miami’s SoBe, visiting a dear friend, and it is everything I could have dreamed of. After this terrible Northeast winter, with its record cold (at times a … Continue reading

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A VALENTINE FOR VIC

When it comes to the huge decision to share a life with another, first comes love.  It may sneak up on you and hit you like a wrecking ball; it could evolve over the fullness of time and shared values … Continue reading

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ODE TO A FAMILIAR

In the beginning there was Tom, though we wouldn’t know his name until later.  He was rarely seen at first, but his cries in the night, both amorous and territorial, were frequent.  He moved like a phantom, a swift shadow.  … Continue reading

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FANATIC HEART: Twenty-Five Years of Black 47

We stayed up well past our bedtime last Saturday night.  We’d turned out for Black 47’s last show at Connolly’s, New York City headquarters for over 15 years to that peripatetic band.  Though we’ll attend the “final show ever” at … Continue reading

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