Category Archives: Odds and Ends

Neddi Heller at Gallery Gaia

… I’ve been a fan of Neddi Heller’s work since I first met her thirty some years ago, and you can enjoy her paintings here on the blog long after the exhibit closes, but there is nothing like seeing her work up close, so I […]

Yuko Otomo reads two poems

… When I read Yuko Otomo I think of how learners of English as a second language see and hear possibilities in the sights and sounds of their new language that are not known to the native born because learning brings its own perspectives. I […]

Art Young Cartoons

… Patsy Margolin, a country singer, a student of Ravi Shankar, and a colleague of mine in the beginning fight to save the community park and garden, La Plaza Cultural, which led to the bigger battle of saving all community gardens in NYC, gave me […]

Homer Erotic

… Poet, provocateur, musician, among so many other things, Barbara Barg died of cancer in Chicago on May 22, 2018 at the age of 71. Even though I was expecting the news, the earth trembled under my feet when I heard it. There was no […]

The Reverend Billy Choir in La Plaza do The Second Coming by W.B. Yeats

… Yesterday, Sunday, July 9, 2017 folks gathered at La Plaza Cultural de Armando Perez at 9th Street and Avenue C in NYC to say goodbye to the weeping willow tree that was planted by Latino youths in the mid-seventies when they decided to change […]

The English Garden: Portraits by Akram: 7/18/14

… Portraits from the English Garden by Akram who decided to join Tom, Martin and me for our Friday walk across Central Park. … … … … … … … … … … … … …

Go Love

… … What’s not to like about a band that has a member who plays the typewriter? Go Love had their reunion, album release and final show at Sidewalk Cafe, NYC, on Friday night, April 25, 2014. Tired as I was I went and woke […]

Shadows On The Rocks

… Whether we want to admit it or not we are only shadows on the rocks. “Yes,” says the cricket. “Yes,” says the mouse. “You are only shadows on the rocks.” “No,” says the blossom wanting to come out. “No,” says the shadow on the […]