Almost no one knows about the second time Rosa Parks was arrested, and that context changes her story significantly.
Here’s great last-minute news! For those of you who can’t join us in person on Oct. 12, 2014 at the White Horse, Black Mountain, to celebrate the release of my new book, Worldchanging 101: Challenging the Myth of Powerlessness, we will now be live streaming the event via ConcertWindow.com. I’ll be playing a few songs […]
I don’t think I’ve felt this excited, anxious and anticipatory since Mason was born! After four and a half years of writing, and a fairly intense year of editing, design and layout, my new book, Worldchanging 101, is in the proverbial oven, and about to be picked up by the proverbial stork (which has 18 […]
My newest guitar is a Taylor Holden Village GS Mini. I love it for lots of reasons, not the least of which is where it came from — and where it’s going. This little instrument is doing a lot of good in the world, and that good is not limited to the music being played […]
As I write this, we are over half way through a Kickstarter campaign for my new book, arriving in August (assuming the Kickstarter effort works!). The book is called Worldchanging 101: Challenging the Myth of Powerlessness. It takes a look at some of the stories we tell about how change happens and how it doesn’t, and how […]
This article is part one of a three-part series called How We Get Peace Wrong. Having just come through the holiday season and launched a new year here in the United States, we have heard the word ‘peace’ a great deal lately. We have wished it to each other on greeting cards and sung it […]
It’s been a whirlwind of a day with a few meetings related to releasing my new ‘Best Of’ CD, some writing for an online community, two connections with longtime friends, meetings with the folks at Kudzu, the design company I’m working with these days, to finalize this cool flier right here—–> …and a talk at […]
August 26, 2013 Dear Columbia City Council Members, I am writing to tell you why I am changing my vacation plans this week. I brought my son Mason, not quite five, to the EdVenture Museum in Columbia last year on an afternoon road trip to the coast. He’s young (and was even younger then), and […]
Here is the lyric to a new song.
In the end, the best defense against bigotry is forging communities that are strong enough to withstand it. Really knowing each other is the starting place for healing all of our wounds. Learning each other’s stories and struggles leads to a broader sense of who ‘us’ is, and there is no victory over ‘them’ so complete, or so healing, or so effective, as welcoming them into ‘us.’ That is the radical subversion of fear by love.