Monthly Archives: April 2016

Trip on a yellow submarine

(VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SHORE) The Star­Ledger Archive COPYRIGHT © The Star­Ledger 2000 Date: 2000/07/16 Sunday Page: 001 Section: NEWS Edition: FINAL Size: 941 words Squeeze on in, the view is worth it VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF … Continue reading

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Kanye and Grief

I recently wrote a piece for on how the entertainer Kanye West and his at times over-the-top behavior may reflect his dealings with grief. Reaction to the piece has been strong with responses in both the positive and negative … Continue reading

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Holiday song redeemed

Holiday songs, silly or not, are connected to our past,  powerful reminders of pleasure or pain. That’s why I wrote an essay, “Learning to Love Dominick the Donkey” in the Star-Ledger of Newark during the holidays. As I hoped, we … Continue reading

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Welcome to “Fathom”

“Diver Dan” Since I was a toddler, dipping my toes in salty Oyster Bay Harbor, the sea has stirred my imagination. Books I found around my parents’ house, with haunting stories and images such as Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Little … Continue reading

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