October 8th 2021

The Dead of Winter

The red dots on my hands have faded, leaving only callouses on the tips of my fingers. They are peeling and remind me of upright bass players' fingers after heavy playing.

I went sledding with my daughter this week behind…

Sea lice

It's sunny and 4 degrees in Hudson today. I'm still acclimating from being in the 70s and 80s in Mexico to being below freezing back home in New York.

My 40th birthday trip to Sayulita was filled with meals, laughs…

Sayulita

The internet keeps going in and out at the Amor Boutique Hotel in Sayulita, Mexico where I've been staying the past few days with my family. I was waiting for the internet to work to write today and then I…

New Year

This year I say goodbye to my 30's and hello to my 40's. I'm turning 40 on January, 11th 2022 and to celebrate I planned a trip to Mexico with my family. I wanted to wake up and hear the…

Hudson Ragtime Piano Suite

I'm drinking my third almond milk cappuccino of the day at a cafe called Metropolis Coffee on Broadway Ave. in Denver, CO. There's a healthy jade plant to my left and a guy to my right with 4 earrings in…

Milk Money - PMJ - Beirut

I write from the balcony of my hotel room on the 15th floor of the Smallville Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon. I'm here working with NDI training musicians for a dance program in Lebanon called Dance by C.L.E.S. Kay Gayner and…

8K in 15 Days

I'm sitting at a cafe called Barista's in Portland, OR next to my love, Chloe Caldwell. It's my first time in Portland or the Pacific Northwest. The gray sky and misty rain hold a dark beauty to them. When the…

Portugal, Proposal and New Music

The sounds of Portuguese conversations and slow rolling suitcases down old clay cobblestone streets pave the soundscape from my 3rd floor Air BnB in the historic Alfama district of Portugal ??. My beautiful girlfriend, Chloé Caldwell of a year and…