Writing Tim

I first learned about Timothy H. O'Sullivan while studying the history of photography at New York University in the spring of 1989. Professor Silver clicked back and forth in a slide show comparing O’Sullivan’s photograph, Ancient Ruins in the Cañon de Chelle, N.M., taken in 1873 with Ansel Adams’ view taken in 1942. I became... Continue Reading →

Tim — Timothy H. O’Sullivan

Based on the life of Timothy O’Sullivan, Tim is a ten-year-old boy from sleepy Staten Island who is told he must apprentice at Mathew Brady’s daguerreotype studio in 1850. Tim takes the ferry over to York with his father and rides the omnibus up Broadway to Fulton Street. Across from Brady’s Gallery is Barnum’s American... Continue Reading →

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Writers and their Ghosts Feb. 4, 2014: A few weeks ago, or perhaps a month ago, I watched, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. I click on the YouTube link to the very first episode which aired in September of 1968. I haven’t heard that opening song since I was a boy – the French horns... Continue Reading →

First Journal Entry

July 11, 2000: Here goes — ten years since I last attempted to write anything of consequence. It was on June 17, 1990 that I moved up to Boston to play drums in The Immigrants. Fittingly, it was both Father’s Day and Bunker Hill Day. And now here I am trying to pick up a... Continue Reading →

My Desktop Inspiration

July 13, 2010: I cannot break this habit of writing! I tried since July 6th but each day I thought of nothing else. Today is the day Dad was wounded in 1944 on Hill 122… On a side note, I read an arts review of Norman Rockwell in The New York Times this past Sunday.... Continue Reading →

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