Grief, sadness, or loneliness are often harder to bear during the holiday season. I miss the loved ones that I’ve lost the most during the transition from December to January. I wrote this song to express that and folded a (read more
This is a series of chants/songs that I am writing based on poems by the 13th century Sufi mystic Jalal al-Din Rumi, now known most often as just Rumi.
Don’t Look for Love
Rumi’s poem: “Your task is not to (read more
These graves were the inspiration at Westminster Cemetery were the inspiration for my characters Sarah and Peter who *spoiler alert* had children who died. I spent a lot of time walking around the cemetery and reading the gravestones. I didn’t (read more
I often work out my stories visually on large (18 x 24 in) newsprint. This is just one of many pages that I created in revising this novel. To think clearly, I have to get away from the actual writing.(read more
I offer classes and workshops through organizations such as Carpe Diem Arts as well as privately.
I can also tailor experiences to help you reach your goal whether it’s to sing at an open mic, jam on the uke, or (read more
Certain instruments are like muses. They just inspire songwriting. This Pearl ukulele designed by Yvonne De Villiers is the one I turn to when I want to try writing a new song.(read more
Writing songs can be a lonely business. It is always good to test out material on other ears. I’m grateful to these good people for either listening to my Get Happy songs, recording, giving advice or feedback, or for jumping (read more