Next Generation Indie Book Awards

So, over the years, I’ve been fortunate enough to garner a few awards for my cds and books (Nashville Music Award, Independent Music Award, Independent Publisher Award), but NEVER two for one as with last year’s “Ten Seconds In-Between” collection. Yep, last year it bagged the Royal Dragonfly Award for Best Collection of Short Stories,Continue reading “Next Generation Indie Book Awards”

Sharp Angles

Recently I got boosted and feeling bionic, I decided to capitalize on my window of opportunity and take a trip to hike Joshua Tree, though I stayed in Yucca Valley and passed through Palm Springs. In the latter town, I stopped in to check out some of the mid-century architecture, drop in on Frank andContinue reading “Sharp Angles”

Mother of Muses

Awhile back, November 7 to be exact, I decided to take a drive up to Bloomington, Indiana, for a shot of Bob Dylan live, sorely needed. I’m a megafan, but I can’t think of many artists, who have kept at it for 60 years with such a consistently strong body of work, always taking risks,Continue reading “Mother of Muses”

Autumn Leaves and October News

Hoekstra Autumn Leaves and October News – Words & Music .Yes, we know it’s hard to believe that October is here, but that means the holidays are around the corner and never too early to start that early shopping, may we suggest a copy of 2021’s The Day Deserved new music by Doug Hoekstra or Ten Seconds In-Between (new short storiesContinue reading “Autumn Leaves and October News”

Then and Now – New Poem

“Then and Now” On the top of Beech Mountainstands an old abandoned fire tower,reminding me of KerouacAbbey.  Snyder.  Otherseager for time to write, think, and be Overlooking vast forests and blue lakesthey closed their eyes and heard….nothingexcept an occasional motorboator a distant carmuch as we do today But even then they thoughtcivilization was encroachingcapitalism hadContinue reading “Then and Now – New Poem”