Saul Isler: The Definition of Chutzpah

Last winter, as I’m preparing to participate in a Los Angeles Moth…


This is Brian Bland, live, from Santa Monica, California

Late at night, early April 1968, found 26 year old Brian Bland driving through…


The Mark Saha Story

In February of 1971, Mrs. Saha pushed her grocery buggy down the aisle of her…


Write Away Folks, Just Write Away

In January, 2018, on the first Tuesday after my wife Barb and I arrived in…


It's Sharpe To Stay Home: Final Reflections

As I edited and revised this wrap-up to the Profiles I’ve published about my…


It's Sharpe To Stay Home: Joan's Story

I’m on the phone talking a little bit about Joan Sharpe with her youngest…


It's Sharpe To Stay Home: Marie's Story

“I don’t do plaid jackets and rubber boots.” Words from Marie Sharpe on her…


It's Sharpe To Stay Home: Doug's Story

Whenever I talk to Doug Sharpe (who describes himself as a “short-ass townie”…


It's Sharpe To Stay Home: Bob's Story

In 1984, the Basilica-Cathedral of St. John the Baptist still dominated…


It's Sharpe To Stay Home: Bill's Story

Bobby Curtola, an enormous Canadian pop star in the 1960s, signed on with…