Vamos Gatos

I’ve been in radio broadcasting for more than 40 years. I did radio news for several years and had the opportunity to interview people such as Warren Spahn and many political leaders, both in New York state and Massachusetts. I’ve done my folk music program, “The Hudson River Sampler,” on WAMC since September 18, 1982,…

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Latest Review for Empty Seats

On a hot summer day in Elburn, Illinois, as we celebrate the birth of our sixth grandchild (five boys and a girl now), I received this great review for Empty Seats from Chick Lit Cafe. Please check them out. They have wonderful book selections and reviews.

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Icing on the Knee

I’m way behind on my writing these days. My brain’s in a fog because every now and then I need to take pain medicine–especially when I need to go to physical therapy. I had a total knee replacement about a month ago on my left knee. In 2016, I had the same procedure on my…

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Hall of Fame

Even for a writer, words cannot express how amazing it was for me on February 13, 2019 when I walked up onto the stage at the Folk Alliance International conference in Montreal, and my friends Mike Regenstreif and Ellen Stanley welcomed me into the Folk DJ Hall of Fame. Mike is already a member (as…

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Folk Alliance’s Folk DJ Hall of Fame

For more than 36 years, I’ve hosted a folk music show, “The Hudson River Sampler,” on WAMC-FM/Northeast Public Radio (www.wamc.org), a major National Public Radio affiliate headquartered in Albany, New York. Prior to that, I hosted a folk music show for four years at WCUW-FM, a small community radio station located in Worcester, Massachusetts. I…

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It’s Official! New Apple Award Winner!

I’m pleased to announce that The New Apple Literary Awards selected the e-version of “Empty Seats” as its solo medalist winner in the Young Adult General Fiction category. I am so excited about this, especially since it’s the first award I’ve received for my fiction writing. Check out this link: http://www.newappleliterary.com/2018ebook/2018ebookCat25.html

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Latest book review: Heartland by Sarah Smarsh

href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38532119-heartland” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”>Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh My rating: 3 of 5 stars I bought this book after having heard the author on Terry Gross’s “Fresh Air” program. Her background and her family history sounded quite like my own, since…

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