Jack is for the birds

I’ve been fascinated by birds for a long time, and in recent years have been an ardent bird photographer. You can see some examples of my bird photos elsewhere on this site. Check the bird photos every so often, as I intend to keep adding photos to it.

I’m also working on a small book of poems about imaginary birds that I invented. I’m very excited about this project because I’m also going to try to illustrate the book myself, which is something I’ve never done before.

Jack’s Opera

I’m in the middle of writing an opera libretto based on a children’s book by one of my favorite authors and illustrators. I’ve never done anything like this before. I’ve had many sleepless nights because of this project, but it’s certainly one of the most exciting things I’ve done.

THE SILVER MOON book is now available

THE SILVER MOON contains twenty original lullabies, beautifully illustrated by Jui Ishida. In the back of the book, you’ll find four of the lullabies set to my own music. The music for ALL the lullabies, complete with guitar chords, can be found on The Silver Moon book page on this website.