Random Notes

20th Century Man…

August 2, 2014
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(This post was published on the hugely influential health care technology news site, HIStalk, on July 30, 2014.)    “I work in healthcare during the day, then I go home to the 21st century.” Dave Levin, MD, Founder/CEO of Tres Rios Group, (@DaveLevinMD) uttered these stinging words at last week’s OnBase + Epic User Forum […]


Tangled up in blue…

July 20, 2014
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(This review was originally published in the Washington Independent Review of Books, July 2014.) New York City, September 1975. Patti Smith is in the midst of recording her seminal first album, “Horses,” a masterpiece of poetic punk rock. On a sunny day, when the light seems right, she and Robert Mapplethorpe create what comes to be […]


Pepperland wins Independent Publishers Award

June 3, 2014
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Yes, indeed, Pepperland takes an IPPY – a Silver Medal in the Independent Publishers Book Awards, Great Lakes, Best Fiction category!  Cool.


Pepperland is Number 9 at Eagle Harbor Books, Seattle…

May 21, 2014
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Number 9, number 9 number 9.   


Pepperland In Concert…

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Pepperland, live at Eagle River Books, Bainbridge Island, WA, May 15, 2014. This is a short (rather raw) cut from Pepper’s psychedelic night journey (that self-indulgent 3 record set) towards the end of the book. This one’s called “On a Bend in the River.” Don’t worry, there’s no long drum solo…