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September 4, 2020

In 1950, only 2 years after TV made its big debut, there were 60 bookstores in and around Philadelphia.  Now there are six, and two of them are stores that sell used books and other hazarai (Yiddish for junk).  Once major publishing companies had a hundred or more auth...

December 10, 2019

Hi Everyone,
Whether you are lighting a Chanukah candle or trimming a Christmas tree, I hope you’ll accept my holiday gift. For five days from December 10th to 14th my first book, The Tales I’ve Told, will be free to you on Amazon. Click here

Read, enjoy and if you li...

December 3, 2018

It's the season for giving.

For the next 5 days, my latest novel Game of the Gods will be available for FREE on Amazon Kindle!  My hope is that those of you who have not yet joined me on my adventure will pick it up, read it, and share your thoughts.

Here is...

November 20, 2018

A Call For Lyrics.

A Call for Poets.

For the last ten years, I have spent two to two & a half hours every Friday morning playing music with the great Andy Maher. Those sessions have been both enjoyable and rewarding. What is special, besides having fun, is that we write...

October 13, 2018

Dark Swirling waters is a lot like my new book, Game of the Gods.  It's about a man sitting on the edge of the world.  Could it happen?  Maybe.  Give it a listen. 

Recorded with the late great, Daoud Shaw, at his Radio Active Studios.  St...

September 14, 2018

September's song of the month is Is it Rainin' Out There. It fits perfectly with today's dreary weather and is a great accompaniment to my new book, Game of the Gods. I wrote this song in the 90's and recorded it at Radio Active Studios. Steve Hastie on lead guitar, Da...

June 11, 2018

On May 30, 2018 the Philadelphia music scene lost a notable musician when Mike McKendry of the McKendry Brothers Band, passed.  

He was a super rhythm guitarist, a great front man, an excellent singer and a bandleader who knew his audience and what they wanted to h...

May 9, 2018

Experience the May song of the month in person! I'll be playing two gigs at the High Point Cafe in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia this month, and invite you to come join me. See info below. 

February 26, 2018

Yes, having people review my book is very important to me. Every artist needs the feedback. No painter hangs a picture on a wall hoping people won’t see it, no playwright writes a play hoping it won’t be staged, no musician writes a song hoping people won’t hear it and...

September 13, 2017

This month’s song of the month is—Take Me Home

Looking thru my music archives I found the song you are about to hear.

I have no idea when or where I recorded it. I think I wrote it in the seventies after hitching back from Texas, and waiting on the side of the road for s...

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