Knishes and Camels and Rain, Oh My!

PART I Recently my family scheduled a quarterly birthday party, and I took some time off from work to attend. My immediate family lives in the greater New York City area, although scattered far and wide. Apart from my 12 hour distance, most are 2 or 3 hours distant from each other. Thus, we try … Continue reading “Knishes and Camels and Rain, Oh My!”

My Savage Breast

No, this isn’t a post about my first sexual encounter. (An interesting story, but don’t hold your breath waiting to read about it.) This actually deals with the musical influences I’ve had over the years. As with most, my initial influence was my family. My parents contributed big band and movie soundtracks – Glen Miller … Continue reading “My Savage Breast”

Movers and Shakers

Have you heard the old joke about the kid who’s parents moved while he was at school? That actually happened to me. We were living on Carpenter Avenue in the Bronx, about 6 blocks west of my grammar school, and that morning we moved to a house on 226th street a few blocks east of … Continue reading “Movers and Shakers”