I've done a lot of writing about my dad over the last 20 years since he died, but have kept much of it private. I wrote this essay for a news organization but ultimately it didn't fit the series. But I was happy with the balance in the piece, as well as the small measure of peace I found in writing it. I hope you will take a read over at the Huffington Post: My Father's Silence, A Kind of Grace.
I've added a few speaking and appearance dates for 2013: Western Oregon University MLK Commemoration, Sterling Bank's Bella Voce Book Club Author Luncheon, California Lutheran University, and the Richard Ellman Lectures in Modern Literature. You can find the details on the appearances page of my website. I'm looking forward to all of these talks and appearances, but the Richard Ellman Lectures opportunity is one I couldn't have imagined. The Richard Ellman Lectures is the biennial event held at Emory University, to celebrate literature. This year the speaker is Paul Simon. Yes, that Paul Simon and as a committee member I will introduce him for his mini-concert on Feb. 12 at Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Needless to say, I'm over the moon! For more information visit the website.