At the Barge

  This is a song I wrote a few years ago to celebrate a coffee shop that functioned as the living room of our little town.  The lyrics are posted under the video on YouTube.  Now that The Barge is closed and the corporate coffee chain that took over the space has also failed, I … More At the Barge

The Cabin, Light.

Everything in Iceland is in the middle of nowhere.  One realizes as soon as one is outside the mild urban hum of Reykjavik that there are just not very many people or very many towns in Iceland.  A settlement the size of the small town where I live– a place with a college, a movie … More The Cabin, Light.

Benediction for Colgate University’s 2017 Commencement

The Prepared Text of the Benediction for Commencement 2017 May you always know yourself to be loved and may your presence always be an occasion of joy for others. May you always cherish the liberty of your mind and conscience and never fall prey to tyranny or intimidation. May you never lack courage in the … More Benediction for Colgate University’s 2017 Commencement