i was born in brooklyn, n.y. on april 8th 1952. truman was president.
ever since I was a little boy I have been in love with books and
storytelling. i loved to hear stories told. in my neighborhood ,
the best stories were told by the older boys in the neighborhood
or by drunken neighbors intent on dissing other drunken
neighbors. the elderly were best. it was better than grade school.
i was lucky enough in life to have a father who encouraged me
to love words as he did, and, when I was a junior in high school, a
teacher who helped me recognize the importance of cogent sentence
structure and compelling content told well and spelt write!
i live on long island, off the coast of new York. i am married to
the greatest woman who ever lived ( she made me write that ) and
we have three children to boot. we boot them at every opportunity.
they deserve it.
i struggled through three colleges : north country community
college in saranac lake, n.y., suny brockport n.y. and nassau community
college here on long island. i did not do well, but that is not to say
that i didn't learn anything during my stays there. knowledge is mostly
paying attention, anyway.
i have been a singer/songwriter on long island since 1967 when i was
but fifteen years old. i have been doing so ever since. i'm very proud of my
songs and consider them to be children of mine.
following my demise, i am to be cremated and my ashes
scattered in upstate n.y. however, had i chosen to be buried in earth
and they gave me a tombstone, this is what I would have liked the
inscription on that tombstone to have read if it were to truly reflect
my personality ( as i view it ).
here lies george francis palmer
told a good story
sang a good song
got some right
got some wrong