I’m grateful for friends who share deeply with me. This brief reflection was inspired by the struggle of a dear friend and my attempts to reflect on how aspects of his experience might be shared by many…including me.
After the Light Beings appeared at Columcille for Samhain, I said that I would be publishing a video with a new, original score. Like so many creative projects, I procrastinated, delaying the publishing of this beautiful event. Everything in my life became more important than [...]
Last night, an awesome group of people (that I get to “play” with almost every week) were part of an incredible Samhain celebration at Columcille Megalith Park. Each of them — Anita, Brad, Brian, Heidi, Jill, Patti, [...]
Sunday was my birthday. I could have chosen to make it special by doing something completely different from normal. So, I did and I didn’t.
First sight upon waking on my birthday, was a beautiful woman in my bed. (I have the good fortune of being married to her.) I started my morning off in [...]
In my previous post, I listed five things we (you and I) can do to bring playfulness to our daily lives. Now, I’d like to offer five ongoing inspirations — projects, tools and organizations — that have been helpful to me in keeping play present in my [...]
With the warmth of Summer, we’re reminded of the warming radiance of our own hearts: they pound and PULSE, adding warmth to our bodies. In the same way, our hearts warm us to the intentions we set for our own lives. This enlivening of our desires becomes passion and allows us to [...]
On November 11, 2011 (commonly referred to as 11-11-11), I spent over 6 hours in a high school classroom offering an experience of InterPlay techniques and forms to 6 different classes of students. I’m grateful to my co-teacher, Anita Bondi, who is a magnificent teacher and improviser. She responded to the students [...]
Join us for the monthly PULSE ecstatic trance dance on Monday, August 1, 2011, starting at 7:30PM. The drumming and movement jam takes place at Wellspring Holistic Center on the second floor of 554 Main Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
We start with a [...]
The butterfly effect.
I step out of my door early in the morning
And choose to let my foot drop to the ground
Where it will.
Today, that footfall happens to be on a small
Creature, barely visible if I had taken the time
To look there and notice it.
muse and music for the present moment
I look for ways to re-invigorate our human experience of life. I want us to drink up every moment with enlivening spontaneity. One of the ways I do this is with improvisation -- especially improvised music. With voice, guitar, percussion, piano (keyboards) and friends, I develop "in the moment" creations. I also play classical and pop music for the vast joy it brings to know the composers and songwriters of the past and present through their music.