Fêtes & Feats of Perseverance

dear long haulers and thru-hikers,

the last time i wrote to you was just before my ulnar nerve release surgery last april. as i said then, there are no guarantees, and it looks like i’m just one of those special few who don’t bounce back amazingly better shortly after that type of procedure. it continues to be a long, slow journey to increased functionality. but in recent months i do feel like i’m finally climbing out of the hole that i fell into in the aftermath of the surgery (which included not being able to drive for several months because gripping the steering wheel caused pain). 

but what definitely did help and keep on helping are the healing wishes, love, generosity, and support from friends and family including many of you. thank you, thank you, again and again. 

i am happy to finally be writing with news of a BOOKED GIG approaching in about one moon from now! it will be just me & the Ghost-Lights, on my birthday weekend, no less! please come celebrate with me in a delightfully cozy neighborhood art gallery! 

with slow steps up the switchbacks,


...& the 
alison blake (harp)
valerie thompson (cello)


friday, february 9th, 2018, 8pm
Gallery 263, cambridge ma
263 pearl street 02139
(at the intersection of putnam avenue. within walking distance of central square stop on the red line. non-resident parking available but limited.)
doors 8pm
music 8:30pm
suggested donation: $10
all ages
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another one of my poems
“The Danger of Speaking”
has been published by
Constellations literary journal,
this time in volume 7: transgression.
inspired by the research of linguist deborah tannen and by a lifetime of trying to be heard with the voice of a woman. available through amazon; links on the Constellations website