Eat Your Heart Out, American Idol!
I recently participated in perhaps the only type of talent exhibition not splashed all over reality TV. It was for residents and staff of St. Mary’s Care Center, where as John the Drummer Guy I’ve led a senior drumming circle called the “Beat Generation” for many months. We play different rhythms, some of which we invent on the spot, […]
A Tour to Remember
I recently finished my biggest author tour ever: Seven days, sixteen programs and God knows how many chicken dance snapshots. To borrow from Field of Dreams, it wasn’t heaven, but it was Iowa, and the subject of my book was the state’s native son and American Gothic painter Grant Wood. I can’t remember a more […]