• On Nodding Terms

    Guess what?!   My podcast, Auspicious Plastic, has been selected as a finalist in the Frankie “Good Stuff” Awards!   I submitted an excerpt from “Episode 10“, featuring a conversation with dedicated diarist and digital publisher, Carrie King. Now it’s in the running for the ‘Writing + Podcast’ category.  … Read more >

  • An Auspicious Milestone…

    Ten episodes, 11 guests, 12 months and a brand New Year…   As 2018 begins, I’d like to acknowledge all of the kind and wonderful people who have shared their precious objects and personal stories with me on the Auspicious Plastic podcast over the last 12 months.   For me it… Read more >

  • Mashville: Yun-hua Chen

    “Jazz has endured because it doesn’t have a beginning or an ending. It’s a moment.”            – Robert Altman.   Some of my favorite films are ‘mosaics’. A fistful of the best include Nashville (1975), MASH (1970), The Player (1992) and Short Cuts (1993). Made by… Read more >