Stop!

Life has never once taken a cigarette break. My father used to smoke when he drank. He drank when he wasn’t sure. His father did this, and his too. Heredity sounds like a supervillain. I imagine it rides around in a fast car, with big guns, spreading vice. When I tell this to my therapist… More

Albany Journal – 8/17/12

As we sit here in the present, either in our own homes or rented apartments, among relatives and roommates, with cars and SUVs, or at least a few cigarettes to smoke, it is sometimes a unique difficulty when we find nothing to be grateful for in this life.  It seems that in the high schools… More

Burning Heart: Songs for the Gulf

This month’s featured album is a poignant collection of songs written in response to the devastating Gulf Coast oil spill. Featuring tracks by Jonathan Byrd, Annie Crane, and Shakey Graves this compilation serves as a provocative lament for our tainted gulf. After you listen, please buy a copy, as all proceeds go to the Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund. More