Image that Made Me Weep

Some new writing,  part of Pennyblack Music UK’s “Image that Made Me Weep,” feature. Essentially, pick a photo, write 250 words on its personal meaning, in some way relative to music. Tried to do something different than a favorite band or album (though those are also cool) and many thanks to John Clarkson for having me. They’ve also includedContinue reading “Image that Made Me Weep”

The Fair Grounds

Lots of bits and bobs getting published these days, and we are chuffed to unveil a new Doug Hoekstra essay, “The Fair Grounds,” in the new edition of Edify Fiction. It’s a Nashville story, layered, with a perfect day at the center. Check it out at http://online.anyflip.com/lxwv/shkq/mobile/index.html#p=13 Edify’s mission is to “offer positive and upliftingContinue reading “The Fair Grounds”

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”

Pennyblack Music

Happy to weigh in on the Pennyblack Music 20th anniversary (scroll down to the “H” artists).  Pennyblack is a fine UK music zine run by fine folks who I met on my first gig run through Scotland (reminiscing enclosed).  Check out the link, check out the zine and big congrats to John Clarkson and company.Continue reading “Pennyblack Music”

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