WELCOME

New Home, New Book

Welcome to my website. For 25 years, I’ve been a minor poet in a major city, first in the Los Angeles Times, now here.

This is the place where you can catch new columns on Wednesdays and Saturdays, or get info on my hiking and gin clubs. Or just send me a note.

The big news, other than the wedding, is my new book, “Lavender in Your Lemonade.”

In March, I started throwing out daily lifelines about living with a pandemic. Those daily notes, spanning several months, became this book. 

Hope you’ll check it out. In any case, welcome aboard!


Soothing Thoughts in Troubled Times

Direct from the archives of my facebook

The Forever Father

I’ve been making breakfast for the kids for 37 years. Do they appreciate it? No one ever again will need me the way my son Smartacus needs me now. In lockdown, we are each other’s only company. I find myself asking him: “What are we going to watch tonight? Are tacos OK for dinner?” as … Continue reading The Forever Father

Blah Humbug!

I will teach gumbo to Smartacus, as you would an old folk song: first this, then this, then this…


You Didn’t Know I Had Swag, Did You?

Well I do now! Just in time for the holidays, shirts just right for dad bods and mom bods. Gin glasses that fit in everyone’s hand and even gear for the Happy Hour Hiking Club. Check it out in the store now!


Happy Hour Hiking Club Is Back!

Be sure to check out the latest and greatest and the details on the next hike over on the Happy Hour Hiking Club tab at the top of the page.