Writing is a habit that, once formed, cannot easily be broken. If, as the famous lexicographer, Samuel Johnson, reportedly said, "No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money," then I am prepared to stand confessed as a blockhead many times over, for I have chosen to spend most of my years regularly engaged in the stubborn practice of putting words together, nearly always in hellbent defiance of Samuel Johnson's opinion, as evidenced by the varied examples to be found here.

Over a period of decades, my activities as a writer have resulted in a novel, short stories, essays, articles, and sketches. One of my essays, celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones, is featured in the anthology, That Devil Music: Best Rock Writing 2014

I also serve as General Editor/Chief Writer of Brit Rock by the Bay, a website that features photographs and memories of performances by British musicians (George Harrison, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Eric Clapton, The Faces, Traffic, Free, Humble Pie, Savoy Brown, Robin Trower, Mott the Hoople, Slade, Fairport Convention, Peter Frampton, Uriah Heep, Yes, Genesis, Electric Light Orchestra, and others) in San Francisco and nearby cities during the 1970s.

Many samples of my own untutored attempts at photography (offhand photographs of common objects and passing moments, taken under everyday conditions) can be seen at Wayward Views.