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1-31 OCTOBER, 2015

I will exhibit two images in this multi-photographer exhibit at the Carmel Foundation that will be on display for the entire month of October. The images were obtained by photographing rainbow eucalyptus tree trunks at very close range. I call the one illustrated above "Re-entry," as it suggests a space capsule (or a meteor—in which case the image would have to be called "Entry") entering the earth's amosphere at high speed, leaving a fiery trail and particles of debris in its wake. The object is moving so fast that it is already beginning to leave the image at its lower left corner. I shall give a talk at the Carmel Foundation on November 9, 2015, illustrating many such images, as well as newer images from the sands of Pfeiffer Beach.



1-31 OCTOBER 2014

I will exhibit three images in this multi-photographer exhibit at the Carmel Foundation which will be on display for the month of October.



9 OCTOBER, 2014 1:30 PM


The title of my talk will be "Variations and Transformations." As an abstract expressionist, I will illustrate how I created, from an image with exquisite clarity and color but unbalanced composition, several variations which resulted in harmonies of balance and composition otherwise not possible. Using a similar approach with another image I will show variations that lead to transformations that result in wildly different interpretations.

I will also explore how I have discovered the mannerisms of  various artists in the natural world and will present images that resemble works by Monet, Pollack, Rothko, and Dill to illustrate what they might have done had they used a camera instead of brushes.




9 DECEMBER, 2013

This image, captured at China Cove late in the afternoon on May, 2013, is one of 50 finalists selected from over 2000 submissions from around the country and around the world to appear in a juried exhibition at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel.




1-31 AUGUST, 2013

This will be a one-man exhibit for the entire month of August in the Carmel Foundation Gallery. I will give a talk on my photography illustrated by two slide shows set to music.




6 DECEMBER, 2012

"Watercolors" is a series of photographs I have taken over the years at Point Lobos State Reserve two miles south of Carmel, California, and in Big Sur. My equipment has evolved from a Konica-Minolta Dimage I to  Nikon D800 with 14-24mm f2.8, 24-70mm f2.8 lenses, and the 70-200mm f2.8 lens with a Nikon TC-20EIII 2x teleconverter to achieve images of interest without the need to crop.The author will discuss his "watercolors" series and exhibit examples of this work before the Carmel Foundation Photographers in Carmel. The event will take place between 1-2:30 PM.



1-31 MARCH, 2012

There will be a one-man exhibition of photographs entitled "Watercolors and Sketches" taken by the author in Big Sur and the Point Lobos State Reserve. The exhibition will be at Bel Air Camera, 10925 Kinross Avenue, in Westwood in their lower-level display room. The opening is March 3 from 1-4 PM. Refreshments will be served.   

Items will be available for purchase on Friday, March 30 from 10 AM to 7 PM and on March 31 from 10 AM to 6 PM.


August 2010: The Donation is now available in an electronic format compatible with the Kindle, Sony, iPAD,  and other electronic reading devices.


11 December, 2008:
There will be a book-signing-reading event for "The Donation" at Counterpoint Records and Books, 5911 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood (at Bronson) 7 P.M., Thursday, December 11, 2008.

4 December, 2008:
There will be a book-signing-reading event for "The Donation" at the Barnes and Noble at The Grove at Farmers Market,187 Grove Drive, Los Angeles. Tel: 323-525-0270. 7:30 PM, Thursday, 4 December, 2008

23 November, 2008: There will be a book-signing-reading event for "The Donation" at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, Ca. Tel: 310-659-3110. 2PM, Sunday, November 23, 2008.


20 February '09        WPBR Dr. Dan Who Cares Show (Lake Worth, FL)
23 January '09          WILY Tootie Cooksey (Centralia, IL)
9 January '09            WPBR Dr. Dan Who Cares Show (Lake Worth, FL)
23 December '08       WVOX Bob Marrone (New Rochelle, NY)
17 December '08       WOCA Larry and Robin Whitler (Ocala, FL)
11 December '08       CJAD Peter Anthony Holder (Montreal) and CFRB (Toronto)
 1 December '08        KSEN Jerry Puffer (Shelby, MT)
24 November '08       WOCM Bulldog Morning Show (Maryland)
24 November '08       KXYL (Brownwood, TX)
19 November '08       Michael Dresser After Dark Show (WI)

9 July, 2008: "The Donation" has been listed on the home page of CTSNet, the Cardiothoracic Surgery Network ( CTSNet was founded in 1997 by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, and the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery. CTSNet provides a means for collaboration and information exchange among cardiothoracic surgeons and allied health care professionals from around the world. 52 cardiothoracic organizations participate in the CTSNet community. At this time, CTSNet has 34,421 members of which 27,301 are cardiothoracic surgeons.


19 January, 2011: Near Misses has been a best seller in Thoracic Surgery since its reissue in 2009. It has consistently ranked within the top 100 books in its category, mostly within the top 10, and #1 about 50% of the time.

August, 2010: Near Misses is now available in an electric format compatible with the Kindle, Sony, iPAD, and other electronic reading devices.

4 February, 2009:
Near Misses in Cardiac Surgery has been reissued and has been listed in the bookstore. It is also available through the following routes:

Bulk Purchase Information
: 1.) through iUniverse Channel Sales representative. Send fax with purchase order number to April Williams at 812-349-0766. Call iUniverse at 800-288-4677 ext 5366 for questions. 2.) through Ingram Book Company ( UNSOLD BOOKS ARE RETURNABLE FOR 6 MONTHS AFTER THE PURCHASE DATE TO BOTH IUNIVERSE AND INGRAM.

Individual Purchase;;

9 July, 2008: Near Misses in Cardiac Surgery will be reissued in January of 2009 (iUniverse, Inc, Publisher) and will be a resource for phase 2 of CTSNet's safety reporting network. The premise of this book is that decisions, not incisions, are the prime determinants of cardiac surgical morbidity and mortality.




27 March, 2012: "Pater Patriae" was performed by the wind ensemble of the Chicago College of Performing Arts of Roosevelt University in Ganz Hall, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, at 7:30 PM

16 September, 2007: "Pater Patriae" premiered at Mount Vernon during the annual gathering of the Washington Council and the Mount Vernon One Hundred. Conducted by Victoria Bond, the music was performed by Vol-Au-Vent, a Washington D.C.-based ensemble whose members appear with the National Symphony Orchestra. The narration was performed by Rick Davis, Artistic Director of the Theater of the First Amendment and the Center for the Arts at George Mason University.


27 MARCH, 2012: The Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University premiered "The Indispensable Man" on 27 March, 2012, in Ganz Hall, 430 S. Michigan Avenue at 7:30 PM. Also on the program was "The Lincoln Portrait,"" by Aaron Copland and Carl Sandburg.

I have completed the script for another presidential portrait, entitled "Thomas Jefferson: Soul of a Nation." It centers on the tremendous conflict in Jefferson's life between his ambitions and his desire to avoid the public spotlight. Victoria Bond has composed the music which is a concerto for violin (an instrument that Jefferson played with above amateur ability) and string ensemble. "Soul of a Nation" was performed by the Riverside Philharmonic Orchestra in Riverside, California with RPO's Concertmaster, Sam Fischer, as soloist and Larry Cedar (who recently portrayed Jefferson in Scott Carter's play, "Discord") on February 20, 21, and 22 2015 at the Box-Fox Entertainment Center in Riverside. It was also performed in New York City at the Leonard Nimoy Thalaia Symphony Space with Frank Almond, Concermaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra as soloist and Gerard Doyle as Jefferson, on Jefferson's birthday, 13 April, 2015. "Soul of a Nation" will be performed on October 15, 2015 by the Chicago College of Performing Arts with Frank Almond as soloist and Henry Fogel as narrator.

I have
completed the script for "The Crowded Hours," a portrait of Theodore Roosevelt. Victoria Bond will compose the score as a concerto for trumpet and wind ensemble.

Theodore Roosevelt had a hyperthymic personality which manifested as a child-like exhuberance for everything he did. Throughout his life he felt driven to burnish the Roosevelt family honor which he felt had been tarnished by the man he revered the most—his father—who had paid a surrogate to fight for him in the Civil War. For the most part, TR was able to channel his excesses into effective domestic and foreign policy. The loss of this exhuberance upon the death of his son, Quentin, in World War I, for which he took responsibility, destroyed his romance with combat, a glorification that had pervaded everything he did—and which he now discovered to have been wrong. It was as though his very exhuberance—the boy in him—had been the devil that, as he put it, "masters each of us." Its exorcism was an agony that killed him six months after Quentin's tragic death.