I have a friend who
That he blissfully calls
Are what I used to call
Those ever so gentle weekend retreats
I have enjoyed attending and
For which I [...]
“To change and to change for the better are two different things.” ~ German proverb
I know that what is
happening right now
is what is happening
instead of [...]
As untimely as snow in Spring,
Love comes and goes.
Not wanting or waiting for
Mortal desires, it flashes
In surprising (perhaps even
Strange) acts of everything:
From the most endearing
Coming together to a fearsome
Love does not [...]
I have heartburn and what I mean by that
is that my heart is breaking
thinking of the relationships
I have betrayed over the years
(And continue to betray)
with whatever level of intention
I have brought to them
On March 18, 2012, I posted this glowing review of VibeDeck. As you’ll see if you try to click on some of the links in the original post (below), I am no longer on VibeDeck. In spite of raising millions of dollars to “keep a free platform” for indie musicians, they have gone to an [...]
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.
No matter how much I prepare, mapping out my project, getting inspired, setting up the tools and resources I’ll need, following my creation, scheduling time, doing what works for me, and so on, surprises seem to come up along the way. You probably have plenty to teach me when it comes to rolling with [...]
Thanks for making it this far with my countdown. If you haven’t read parts one, two, or three, please check them out first and then come back here to continue the journey together. Your comments are welcome, as always.
Creativity at its best is a matter of following and leading. I learned about “following and leading” from InterPlay where this is one of the basic forms or practices. The rules are simple enough: participants chose to either follow or lead at any given moment. When leading, I initiate. I start from nothing. When [...]
How do you connect with something to inspire yourself? Some people seem to constantly be searching for it. Others seem to always have it inside themselves, ready at a moment’s notice.
Creativity requires inspiration. You may [...]
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.