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, [...]
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 [...]
I’ve been an advocate of adult play for many years. Since befriending Phil Porter, who co-founded InterPlay with Cynthia Winton-Henry, this advocacy took on new meaning for me. Today, I want to share a few resources that I think have potential for providing [...]
I will not tap my feet.
Though the rhythms and melodies you play
Conger up kicking off shoes and
Dancing barefoot in the grass,
I will not tap my feet.
Though my heart beats faster at the
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 [...]
Among the musical instruments that I play, hand drums are probably my third best (after piano/keyboard and guitar). Yet, I still deeply enjoy frame drum, djembe and darbuka beats. There’s something that enters into bodies in a wonderful way when drum beats start. People like to move whether its to touch the skin of the [...]
I performed for the first time with Penn Strings on Sunday. It was great. We had a kind of simple ease together even though it was our first time performing together. The set included everything from Beethoven to Coldplay, so there was no shortage of variety. I [...]
“She sees everyone who has shared their pain with her bathed in warmth and love.”
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.