The Day After

The Day After

I find myself writing this blog a few days prior to the book launch for Songs from an Imperfect Life. It was necessary to do so for it to be uploaded in time to be published. However, it will not be available until the day after the launch thereby making it difficult...
Moment of Truth

Moment of Truth

Richard Rodgers, of Rodgers and Hammerstein, wrote the lyrics for many incredible Broadway productions. I find that his song Something Good, from The Sound of Music, speaks to me now in a profound way as I come to terms with my past. Perhaps I had a wicked childhood...
The Checklist

The Checklist

Let’s recap. Check the boxes that pertain to you… Your dad was accused of molesting your 13-year-old cousin, who was a Scout in your father’s Boy Scout troop.  CHECK. You are named after another 13-year-old Boy Scout, who in later years was arrested for...
Guilty by Assumption

Guilty by Assumption

“In the absence of information, we jump to the worst conclusions.” —Myra Kassim A very strange occurrence happened to me last year where I felt I had no control of the events taking place. An artist that I know, made insensitive comments on Facebook...
Healing Through Revealing

Healing Through Revealing

I was in the recording studio last Monday checking my email during a break. Finally, I saw a message from my PR team with possible book signing dates offered by Parnassus Books. My first book release party was on a Tuesday evening and I had wanted to repeat the magic...