I’m very much looking forward to getting back down to Australia in mid-March. I’ve been invited to speak at a Rotary conference in the nation’s capitol, Canberra, and will go down a few days early in order to get back to Brisbane for a visit there, and possibly a concert as well. It will . . . → Read More: Down Under in March
This from the University of Queensland News:
Recent UQ graduate and former Rotary World Peace Fellow David LaMotte has been appointed to a prestigious committee that selects Nobel Peace Prize nominees.
Mr LaMotte graduated from UQ in June 2010 with a Master of International Studies (Peace and Conflict Resolution) and returned to the United . . . → Read More: UQ graduate helps nominate Nobel Peace Prize candidates
The Pilot, Southern Pines, NC
David LaMotte, folk artist and humanitarian, visited O’Neal on Thursday, Dec. 2.
He spoke to the Upper School students in the afternoon about his life experience from being a professional folk singer to founding a nonprofit in Guatemala and furthering his humanitarian efforts as a recipient of the Rotary . . . → Read More: David LaMotte Visits O’Neal
I woke up early this morning — very early. I think it was due to too much caffeine yesterday.
4 AM was a good time to work on a few things with no chance of interruption, though, so I spent some time looking for plane tickets to Guatemala. I’ll be going back down to . . . → Read More: Back to Guatemala
David’s toddler Mason joined him on stage at the Grey Eagle in Asheville to sing David’s children’s song SS Bathtub. . . . → Read More: Mason and David – the reunion tour
The following article of mine first appeared on NCPolicyWatch.org, and has since been published in the and on Patheos.
In recent days, the Internet has been abuzz with revelations brought to us by the latest “Wikileaks” disclosure. Thousands of leaked communiqués reveal various officials’ comments publicly, though they were originally intended to be private. . . . → Read More: The Tortured Truth
Looking for ways to help those in need, especially during the holidays, can be daunting. But even simple gestures can make all the difference, said internationally acclaimed singer David LaMotte, who played a show Sunday at Jammin’ Java in support of the Fairfax-based non-profit Our Daily Bread, Inc. . . . → Read More: At Benefit Concert, "Small Connections" Inspire Bigger Change
Wednesday was the fifty-fifth anniversary of Rosa Parks’ arrest. That event is a powerful reminder for me, not of the power of heroism, but of the power of day in and day out activism.
Rosa Parks' arrest
For most of us, Rosa’s life was one day long. Her real story is usually edited . . . → Read More: Rosa and me and you
My first shot at a video weblog, or vlog, as the kids say… a few thoughts on misconceptions of what democracy means and the importance of voting – or not voting – in mid-term elections. . . . → Read More: The biggest myth of Democracy
At the time of this writing, Thursday afternoon, the minister in Florida who had planned to burn Korans two days from now has called off the event, or “stunt,” as President Obama rightly referred to it. That’s good news. . . . → Read More: International Burn a Koran Day – cancel/clear