This summer I spent two weeks in Israel and Palestine, mostly in the West Bank. The group I traveled with, Interfaith Peace Builders, met with people from all sides of the conflict there, and had first-hand experience of the way people are treating each other. It left me somewhat radicalized, but not necessarily in . . . → Read More: Something I think is worth doing
No, not that one. Mason is unquestionably still an infant, as proven by the fact that I’m sitting in the dark typing up a blog at 4:30 AM while the Squirmy Wormy sits beside me and the two of us try to leverage a bit of sleep for his mom. He had his six-week . . . → Read More: My Baby Is All Grown Up
This nice article came out a this weekend in Blue Ridge Now. That may be my last press for a while. I guess I’m officially retired now.
It is possible to buy some seriously ridiculous stuff for babies. A recent wander through Babies R Us led to the discovery of endless expensive entertainment options for newborns, including those roughly the age of ours, who is still working on vision at the six-inch range. Slightly more disturbingly, though, it also leads to . . . → Read More: Of Baby Bling and Basil
…and suddenly it’s Sunday night. My last show is no longer something I’m getting ready for. It happened. And it was a wonderful time. People came from all over. People were there from many states, including Alaska, (though I don’t think the show was the only reason for their trip). But people came from . . . → Read More: The farewell show
A couple of things have popped up from unexpected sources that I thought folks might like to be aware of. The ‘words’ part has to do with a couple of articles; one is in the Mountain Xpress, Asheville’s indie newspaper. It’s written by Jason Bugg, who called to interview me a couple of weeks . . . → Read More: Words and Music
David LaMotte calls it a career
Mountain Xpress by Jason Bugg in Vol. 15 / Iss. 18 on 11/26/2008
The word “change” has been thrown around a lot these days as a slogan, an idea, a mantra for some and even a source of derision for others. But for singer/songwriter David LaMotte, change isn’t . . . → Read More: A Change Is Going To Come
… in between all the baby photos (more soon, you can be sure).
My sister Kathy, who is a first year law student at Cornell with a focus on working on our broken death penalty system, wrote a piece on her blog entitled “Now What? A Note to my Co-Liberals.” It’s a good read, . . . → Read More: A quick post-election blog
Da More Mason
I’m thrilled beyond the bounds of language to announce the birth of my son, Mason Bishop LaMotte.
He was born at 11:42 AM on Halloween (that’s what we get for calling him ‘Punkin’). He was nearly three weeks early, but healthy and plenty big enough to be born at six . . . → Read More: It's a boy!
Sadly, it seems that my poem White Flour refuses to be outdated. There is more sad news on the topic from Tennessee yesterday. People at shows have been asking where they can get a copy, so I’ve decided to add a permanent page with the text. Feel free to distribute as you see . . . → Read More: In Light of Current Events