I enjoy a simple life. Thoreau and Walt Whitman resonate with me. Frank O’Hara, Adrienne Rich, and Suzanne Vega remain three of my most vital muses. I am blessed and grateful to walk into a high school classroom each morning and teach English, and I am equally thrilled to enjoy the freedom and rejuvenation that each summer brings. Books and writing have flown me to places, introduced me to ideas and faces I would not have met otherwise, held me in their arms, run away with me, rescued me. Music and film, the same. These are my musings, random as they may be.