illuminate history

Curiosity: forget “Cherchez la femme” (Look for the woman.) “Cherchez l’histoire.” (Look for the story.)

shake-down warm-up

Yes, I know I’m mixing my metaphors: last Saturday we took Annikin out for the first little cruise of the season. Our excursion wasn’t anything ambitious: just up the Willamette as far … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

According to plan…

My friend Pat Meyer and I arrived a few minutes early on Thursday morning. She provided moral support and documented the adventure with all these great photos. We found the Woodcut Media crew preparing … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

On TV, really?

Apparently so: the day after tomorrow! It will be exactly six weeks after I got the first msg from Olivia Thomas, by way of Portland Baroque Orchestra. I fly to Baltimore tomorrow (on … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Director? And Camera? And script? Oh my!

She found me by looking for connections to Herman Haupt, but when Olivia and I spoke (for 34 minutes) on Tuesday morning it became clear that she and the director … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

stay tuned–again…

I was brought just about full circle, a little less than two weeks, ago by a surprising email forwarded to me by the Operations Manager of Portland Baroque Orchestra. “What on earth does … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · 2 Comments


 I finished reading The Secrets of Mary Bowser, by Lois Leveen this past Sunday. I bought the book  nearly a year ago when I went with another writer friend, Sybilla Cook, who knew Ms. … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Back in the Land of the Living

I should probably interpret this experience as a cautionary episode, a warning against my dependence on electronic devices. But use of these tools is ingrained at this point: hundreds of files of potentially useful  material for … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

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