Early the morning of May 8th (which just happens to be my birthday) my  girlfriend Britton and I are heading for Santa Barbara where I’ll be doing a reading at Chaucer’s Bookstore later that evening. Not only that, but I’ll be reconnecting with a group of women writers I met online (Britton was one of them). It was in Santa Barbara that we all got together. You can read all about it here. We became instant best friends. Seriously. Full on blood sisters, (sorry, couldn’t resist using that term, I mean at my age, it’s kinda funny, don’t you think?).

Santa Barbara was also where I had my first concert experience. This was when I first came to this country: Jesse Colin Young and Emmy Lou Harris, double billing at Santa Barbara Bowl. I’d never heard of either one of them, but I fell instantly, passionately, starry-eyed in love with everyone on stage, even the roadie who set up. A momentous occasion, duplicated many times since then with other artists and groups.

So, I can’t help believing that this too is going to be a momentous occasion. Please come along and be a part of it!