Repetition in Performance

“Repetition” is a poem I’ve been working on for a little while. This is a freestyle version with Shannon Hoover on bass and Matt Dingledine on guitar. The gig at the Five Forks branch of the Greenville Public Library, back in April 2019, was sponsored by the library. They reached out to the Greenville Jazz Collective to provide a program of jazz and poetry, so then the GJC reached out to me for the poetry. I would still like to work on an arrangement for this piece, especially including some percussion, and then record it…

Mystery Flower in the Woods

They were blooming in the shade among the ferns, and prickly vines that made it hard for me to get close. I took some pictures with my phone, and when I went back there about a week later, the flowers were gone.

An update on WPCI Radio in Greenville

Unfortunately for him, the cold weather has taken a toll on his transmitter, but the station should be heard on the airwaves again next week. In the meantime, you can search for WPCI at, and listen to it on your computer or smartphone.

L&BH Weekly Print Covers – Contact Sheet 15

These were the final print issues of Listen & Be Heard, before moving exclusively to Web Publishing. For pdf files of specific issues, please contact the editor.

Approaching Winter in Vallejo

I have pictures of fresh snow in my e-mail from people who live elsewhere. Here in Vallejo, CA, USA it is almost always sunny by two in the afternoon. Weary of whatever I walk into the sun and am revivified while gazing at bright red hibiscus flowers blooming in the yard. Good time for the […]

Changing and Changing Again

I’m not saying what is bad or what is good. But what should a writer do? Write books? Movie scripts? Video game scripts with multiple endings? Morph into a multi-media performance artist? Personally, I prefer not to allow the market to dictate what I create. It’s helpful to remember, actually, to continually remind ourselves, like a mantra, what our motives are for our creations. In the case of writing, one thing is certain. A story is at the heart of the matter.

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