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Friday, February 25, 2011


I recently recorded a podcast for a series produced by a Cincinnati writers' organization called Women Writing for (a) Change. We talked about Whit, his writing and our relationship, and I read excerpts from letters and Whit's blog. The full podcast lasts an hour and can be found here. You can also download their podcasts free to an iPod or whatever from the WWf(a)C space on iTunes.

Jeff, Whit's dad

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Die Ruh' ist wohl das Beste
Von allem Glück der Welt;
Was bleibt vom Erdenfeste,
Was bleibt uns unvergällt?
Die Rose welkt in Schauern,
Die uns der Frühling gibt;
Wer haßt, ist zu bedauern,
Und mehr noch fast, wer liebt.

from: Theodor Fontane's novel Unwiederbringlich

Monday, February 7, 2011

Whit's story on stage

Finally, something I can look forward to posting on Whit's blog. I recently learned that the Ensemble Theater of Cincinnati has committed to producing a stage version of Whit's life and experience for their 2011/2012 season.

I have been in touch with a playwright named Zina Camblin for over a year about this; she had expressed great interest in writing the script for such a play and I had given her sole rights to the material for that specific purpose. The play will be based heavily on Whit's blog, but also on interviews with people who knew Whit both inside and outside of prison. 

The caveat here is that Zina hasn't written anything yet. She now needs to write under a deadline, and I can only hope that she will find the time and circumstance to complete the script in time. The ETC season runs through March, so in any case I anticipate that Whit's play will be scheduled for that last month or possibly a month earlier. If you are within an even conceivable driving distance of Cincinnati, I hope you'll consider attending. 

Jeff, Whit's dad