Photo taken by Fran Gentile in the 1970s on Riverside Drive near Blaugard Island/Log Basin.
Geraldine Dodge Poetry gave me a photo credit. The same photo also appeared in the 2016 GR Dodge Poetry Festival Program.
The guitar on the lawn at the Belmar Library is a tribute to the E-Street Band, which in its early years used to practice down the street at David Sancious’ mother’s house at 1107 E Street
Chris and Bill performing in Weeden Park, Lawrenceville on July 20th.
I retired from teaching at the start of this month. I will miss many things. I will miss guitar club. I will miss teaching Greek mythology, especially Homer. But teaching is not what I will most miss about teaching. I will most miss no longer being there to greet and speak to former students. That has always been my greatest joy.
By no means have I retired from writing and performing music. We’ve booked five or so gigs for both July and August at various venues. I will also continue on as a member of the leadership team of The National Writing Project at Rider University, and as recording secretary to the historic preservation advisory committee to the Lawrence Township planning board.
The first edition of my latest novel, due for release 1 November 2017, is nearing completion. Here is the front/rear cover preview:
Joe and I got back together for three sets of acoustic rock music on the patio at Momma Rosa’s in Hamilton, NJ. We had a great time. Here’s what one of the attendees had to say about the night:
“Bill O’Neal is famous for his Irish music but he is also great with contemporary music. What a phenomenal voice! He and Joe Kramer serenaded Bill and I tonight. Great time!” -Terri Purcell