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  • But Will It Blend? (My Job Altar)

    Last fall, my friend Andrea suggested that I build a job/career altar to help move along my search for new employment. I resisted for a long time, but finally gave in, remembering Dylan Thomas’s comment in Collected Poems that he “read somewhere of a shepherd who, when asked why he made, from within fairy rings, ritual observances […]

  • Solo House Workshop Spring 2014

    I am now participating in “Solo House”: an interactive performance workshop space where over the course of 8 weeks I will write, develop and perform (in front of a live audience!) a 15-minute solo performance piece. The instructor is Lisa Marie Rollins, who is very dynamic, and an excellent performer.

    Solo House is facilitated in a […]

  • San Francisco Bay Ferry Artist-In-Residence Proposal

    Dear San Francisco Bay Ferry,

    By now you surely know about Amtrak and writers, and maybe even know that Detroit has a “Write a House” program that may get underway soon, giving houses to a few deserving writers. Last fall, when I joined the ranks of the unemployed, I started thinking how great it would be […]

  • It’s My Boat!

    In November 2013, my ProBoat Radio co-host Ann Avary and I started our own online radio show, the “It’s My Boat!” podcast. We broadcast live each Monday via Blogtalk Radio and iTuenes, and we are rapidly building up our listening audience.
    We started out with a few practice shows in November and December 2013, and then […]

  • Pegasus Voyages

    I joined the Pegasus Project in January 2012. It has been a great way to keep me involved in waterfront activities and working with area youth. The primary mission of Pegasus is to introduce at-risk youth to the benefits of sailing and being on the water. Visit the Pegasus Project website to learn more.

  • Performance by Design

    I am very pleased to be the editor of record for Performance by Design, by naval architect Donald L. Blount. He recently described the book by saying, “I wanted to recharacterize my draft from a technical history to a hydrodynamic technology leap forward from “Original Speed”.  Chapter 1 is a reprise of “Original Speed” followed […]

  • Dragonboating

    In California, I was a member of the Dragon Max team in Berkeley, California, and then of the Dragon Flyers in Alameda. In Berkeley, I was one of three team members involved in leading the volunteer effort to restore two of our boats back to near-original condition. During waterfront events in the Bay Area, the […]

  • Slicing Heaven

    Here’s the synopsis. (You can find out more at SlicingHeaven.com or you can listen to the podcast.):

    At the end of the first decade of the current century, most Americans were filled with questions about Barack Obama’s fledgling administration, the economy, and foreign policy.

    At the Slice of Heaven 24-Hour Pie Shop and Driving Range, somewhere on the […]