Albany Journal – 7/11/12

I don’t know how it exactly happened, but for some reason I fell asleep for three days and just came to consciousness last night.  I was playing softball with other recovering people on Friday last week when the temperature hovered around 93 degrees.  I ran a lot, hit the ball when I could, and played… More

Albany Journal – 7/8/12

It is a lot cooler today, so we are blessed here with a comfort that we haven’t experienced for a week of very high temperatures.  And still my eyes are attached to the weatherman on the news channel, as what I do each day is really determined by the weather.  I hope these cool temperatures… More

Albany Journal – Monday 7/2/12

I’m very excited about traveling up to the Writers Institute in Saratoga Springs this evening.  It’s another hot day here in Albany, and so I can’t wait to feel the cold as it confronts me while walking directly into one of the College’s many auditoriums that have air conditioning.  In my humble abode here in… More

Top Ten Reads of 2011

he following list represents the highlights of a year of reading.  It includes three novels, two works of creative non-fiction, two books of poetry, one biography, one work of criticism/theory, and one book of photography accompanied by poems. The diversity is unintentional.  Some are recent publications, while others are new discoveries for me… More