Groundhog Day

[It’s bad and getting worse, we all know that now. News out of New Orleans this week that Ellis Marsalis, Jr., the piano player, teacher, and patriarch of an amazing family of jazz musicians that includes sons Wynton and Branford, was taken by COVID-19. I can’t...

Life in the Time of Corona

[Looks like I’m the Harbinger of Coronavirus—three cities I once lived in or near are having their turns in the crosshairs of COVID-19: Chicago, on the outskirts of whose Greater Metro Area I was born and raised; New Orleans, where I spent my undergrad years and did a...

Sublimity of Stooges

[Kay-Kay and I spent the last week in Corornafornia… errr, Northern California… with Goober and Goldie (my grandkids) and Their Staff (my daughter Peanut and her husband JD). As a result, my literary endeavors have been limited to reading aloud Every...

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