Category Archives: Art


Ever since my son Jude was old enough to watch movies, we’ve had pizza party movie night. Usually weekly. Usually Friday. Most recently, he did a throwback dance and chose Wall-e, during which many fond memories of toddler Jude cascaded … Continue reading

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Killing Time at the Tate

Brand new poem, ode to my favorite art museum…but there’s more Killing Time at the Tate Visiting the Tate Modern For the umpteenth time Like all my London shows Kipping at Luna Simone Taking the tube from Pimlico Hours before … Continue reading

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An ancient song I wrote with my friend and Chi-town legend, Hugh Hart, appeared in a documentary on these bike riders who go from S.F. to L.A. to raise money for leukemia.  The riders are called the Fireflies; our song … Continue reading

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Another old poem, from a college class where we had to pick a painting and write to it. So I went into character. “Wheat” by Thomas Hart Benton This ain’t no oldy-moldy picture of Some holier than thou Madonna looking … Continue reading

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Colorful Forgiveness Dreams

Happy New Year!   Maybe it’s just a man-made calendar system we’re looking at, but why not turn the page and think, yes, this is the year that will be the best year ever?  No regrets! In an interesting tale, Jude … Continue reading

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Hammett and Writing

Lots of blogs talk about books people have read, movies they’ve seen, music they’ve heard. We’re awash in pop culture commentary, I suppose. I just don’t have the time, myself. But, I DID manage to read a new novel recently, … Continue reading

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Performance Art

When I teach at Watkins, I throw some Lorrie Moore at my students, from “Self-Help.”  She’s a brilliant writer; this book is all second person.  So, I give them the option of freewriting in second person.  It’s pretty difficult, really, … Continue reading

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