Since moving to the Bay Area I’ve been listening a lot to our local public radio station KQED. I turned on my car radio the other day and there was an unmistakable voice that I thought I’d never hear again–that of my friend Jill Ker Conway. She died a few weeks ago, on June 1st. I was hearing an interview with Terri Gross from 1994, but Jill didn’t sound any different than the last time we spoke.
We met when my family moved to a Western Massachusetts town–coincidentally…Continue
The Netflix documentary series Wild Wild Country tells the story of Indian guru Baghwan Shree Rajneesh’s years in the US. In 1981 he and his followers moved to remote Antelope, Oregon, population 40. On a hundred mile square tract of wilderness they built Rajneeshpuram, a city that housed up to 7000, complete with a shopping mall and airport.
The locals were none too pleased with their new maroon-clad neighbors and did everything they could to get them to leave. The…Continue
I am happy to announce that I have signed a deal with TCK Publishing for Never Speak, If I Fell, and The Girl in the Game, novels of psychological suspense.
This never would have happened without my wife Judy, agent Evan Marshall, and the brainstorming, mentoring, beta-reading and handholding of countless friends, family and fellow writers at Our Salon and Open Salon over the thirteen and a half…Continue
I first gazed up at the summit thirteen years ago. It looked close. I was writing a memoir about my father and the 1960’s. Memoirs…Continue