Carry Me – Video Premiere – Top 10s

We all know time is an artificial constraint, particularly in a pandemic, so promotion on the still new Doug Hoekstra CD  The Day Deserved  continues, as we work on new material for the next project(s). First up, “Carry Me,” a new video and track from the album makes its worldwide premiere at Americana-UK.   It’s aContinue reading “Carry Me – Video Premiere – Top 10s”

The Weedon Tortoise

Recently I went down to St. Petersburg Florida to visit my son at college, which was great.  We hung out a bit, but he also had school stuff to do, so I one day I rambled around on my own.  It reminded me of my road days. Meaning, I’d often have blocks of time toContinue reading “The Weedon Tortoise”

No Fear

Happy to have a new essay of mine titled “No Fear,” published in the latest edition of Two Cities Review, a fine literary magazine with roots in Brooklyn and Chicago. As the editors say in their header, this one is a “story about the holiday season that will get you thinking about Christmas in aContinue reading “No Fear”

Carry Me

My son Jude turns 16 this Sunday (November 4).   Here’s a new one I wrote for him, after a stroll at Radnor Lake.  Happy Birthday, Jude – with all my love – always.  Dad. Carry Me Rambling autumn walk, burnt colors turn to sounds woodpecker clouds hammer the trees like claves in an orchestraContinue reading “Carry Me”

This Hard Land

New essay entitled “This Hard Land” up at Ink 19.  Thanks to James Mann for  giving me the nudge to write this. Tried to weave a bunch of ideas together, to stack mirrors upon mirrors – but really, props go to the Boss for the inspiration.  Doug https://ink19.com/2018/07/magazine/features/this-hard-land