I have been in or on a pretty amazing array of motorized vehicles in the last 24 hours, from public buses (a.k.a. ‘chicken buses,’ retired school buses from the US, often painted up in classic Latin style, but sometimes with the names of American counties still painted on the side) to a taxi with half […]
This is a recent interview and article published by Harmony for Humanity, please click the link below to read the rest of it. David LaMotte: Making a Difference From the Heart David LaMotte is being the change in so many ways that it’s almost impossible to keep up. LaMotte is an award-winning songwriter and peace […]
I’m sitting in the living room on a cloudy day listening to Bill Mize’s incredible acoustic guitar CD ‘Tender Explorations’ and feeling grateful to my nearly-three-year-old Mason for his bird feeder obsession. Because he loves the feeders (yes, the feeders, not so much the birds), we have several hanging, stuck to windows, etc. The birds […]
On April 9, 2011 a group of people who are concerned about the course of the seemingly endless “War on Terror” gathered to hear impressive speakers, including several veterans, an active duty soldier, activists and an investigative journalist, bring perspective to the current state of affairs. A live orchestra performed between presenters, and excerpts of speeches from Dr. King and Dwight Eisenhower were offered by actors, speaking in character.
My long-time friend Barbie Angell interviewed me for a new video series called Lingua Musica. It was a good conversation, sitting by Lake Susan in Montreat, NC, and she just wrote to tell me the interview had gone live…
9AM, Indianapolis, IN This weekend the nation celebrates Independence Day, and Deanna and I celebrate Interdependence Day. I asked her to marry me on the Fourth of July in 2003, late at night on a nearly empty stretch of sand in St. Augustine, Florida. Fireworks were going off north and south down the beach, but […]
I was honored to play at a benefit concert for my buddy Edward Chapman Thursday night in Asheville, and it’s strange to see myself on Fox News… Edward was exonerated three years ago for a double murder. He spent fifteen years in prison, including thirteen on death row. He was the victim of suppression on […]
While digging around for some content for this spiffy new web site, I came across a collection of some of my oldest blogs. I discovered recently that I started blogging just a few weeks before the word “weblog,” from which “blog” is derived, was ever used. Apparently, I was a proto-blogger. If you’re really stuck […]
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. For most of us, Rosa’s life was one day long. Her real story is usually edited to fit our prevailing mythology— […]
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.