Is It Too Late to Say “Happy New Year!”?

“Creating something new is an act of defiance in the face of destruction.”

—Marie Smith. Music, Music Therapy, and Trauma

That sums it up for me. My credo. Whether we’re talking about disturbing interpersonal dynamics, international terrorism, or political mayhem, there’s nothing like creating something new. It really does validate your existence: “Here I am. Look what I just created. You can’t stop me.”

Some people identify themselves as creative. Others claim not to be and/or get intimidated by the word. But we all create. It doesn’t have to be an act of poetry or art or music. And it doesn’t have…


I just love a new season, and fall is my fave. And with this new season, I have a new website, new music! No new back-to-school clothes yet, but there’s time.

It’s also the beginning of what I intend to be a long and fruitful Beulah season, not tied to any calendar anywhere. For those of you who’ve known me for a while, you’re well aware of my Beulah Rowley project. The album has just been completed—produced by Hal Willner—and it’s her time to shine. It’s not commercially available yet, but for you, my fans, friends and family, it’s available…