Well, a decent draft of my new book, “WHY BE HAPPY?,” The Japanese Way of Acceptance, is complete and each and every day I add more and take out more, and soon it will be in the hands of my editor at Da Capo, and then published in hardcover in early 2020.

My monthly jazz column in The Bay State Banner is coming along.  The most recent one (4/4/19) is a Q & A with Regina Carter: https://www.baystatebanner.com/2019/04/04/qa-with-regina-carter/

The five previous columns featured Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ron Carter, and several great local talents.

My new piece on Museum Susch, a museum that opened in 1/19, featuring the art of women artists is out in Vogue later this year.

Working on a sad, fascinating, tragic story of a young man who died in the Coast Guard.  His mom and I are in sync.

Then, too: Micro-brewed beer in Switzerland, women farmers in Switzerland, and UNESCO sites around the world.