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October Memories

I had to look up the date again. And decided to post this, written in 2005. ***** Every year, the beginning of October forces me to recall the exact dates … Continue reading

October 2, 2022 · 2 Comments

Smile ~ Bert Sommer*

***** “Okay, okay—it’s coming up! Here I come, here I come!”  — Bert Sommer (1979) The lanky thirty-year-old nudged his friend; the two of them slouched down in the Cinerama … Continue reading

August 12, 2022 · 6 Comments

R.I.P. Dianne

“Guess who died.” A statement, not a question, from Dianne, that I got every week. She was already “on it”— hours, or even minutes, hot off the presses. Then a … Continue reading

July 18, 2022 · 2 Comments

Just Smile

Bert Sommer ended his set with a huge smile. Not just on his face, but also in a song:  His first live performance unfurled organically in this peaceful, beautiful setting, … Continue reading

August 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

Bert Sommer in Brockport (“it was the ’70s”) . . . and a bit of my M.O.)

I am casting a net—hoping to pull in a catch of informed insights, quirky anecdotes, and pithy quotes from people I have never met. Telescoping back more than fifty years—and … Continue reading

September 19, 2020 · 2 Comments