April 3, 2017

A Brief Intro to Your Host

Roy Dufrain is a reformed college dropout, chronic hitchhiker, dive-bar pool shark, drug dealer and newspaperman; and an un-reformed living-room musician, San Francisco Giants fan, and […]
May 22, 2017

Online Journal Publishes My Story “If Not Words”

My short story, If Not Words, has been published by the online literary journal, ScarletLeafReview.com. The story is a musing about how language shapes identity, while also being […]
April 5, 2017

Book Review: Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates is one of the most thoughtful, beautiful, sad and clear-eyed books that I have ever read. I resisted […]
April 4, 2017

Harmonica Jam: Library Boogie

It was a Sunday afternoon without any pressing deadlines, and I felt like making a little music with some buddies. But nobody (nobuddy) was available, so […]
March 5, 2014

A Tip of the Cap to Stan the Man

Stan Musial was before my time. But in a way he is the reason I fell in love with the game of baseball. You see, Musial […]
February 5, 2013

Stella Blue in the Morning

I usually wake up with a song in my head. I don’t know why. I don’t think it means I’m overly happy, because I’m generally kinda […]