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 [...]
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 [...]
Today, if I could be any creature of my choosing,
I would choose the dragonfly:
For when I watch them circling about –
buffeting against one other –
I am drawn into their play and
I long to be part of it.
~ by Stan Stewart
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In my head and my heart it’s still Winter,
For the morning has dawned with a third
Day of snow since the Spring arrived.
Mother Nature knows irony too well.
And she does it [...]
They have no time
Or attention for the swaying
Limbs responding to the wind
Or sinews: either sort –
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 [...]
“So let us not talk falsely now
The hour is getting late”
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.