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...
Dreaming in Technicolor

Dreaming in Technicolor

I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know? —Ernest Hemingway By the time the 1990s arrived, I had closed the Mistletoe Shop and Florist, opened and expanded Local Color Gallery, added a framing business and was building my...
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...
Tell It Like It Is

Tell It Like It Is

Danish philosopher and theologian, Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) is credited for saying “Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.” Do any of us really want to face what we are? I certainly had no intentions of doing so however,...