Archive for the 'Teaching' Category

Waitin’ On Someone’s Else’s Opinion

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

How many times I’ve found myself in this artistic place? Too many, a lifetime! I set up my studio for quickie video shoots. I put up a nice Celtic hanging to hide the wiry mess. I found a good angle for shooting, (if a bit tight against the recording booth – small room!) set up […]

Take 2 exercises and see me at your next lesson

Friday, January 25th, 2008

I found a guitar player asking, “practice, what is it? how do I do it?” on the 13th fret site. This is such a tricky question. Often, we respond with, something like “take 2 exercises. Call me in the morning” Smile. But practice is not exercises or studies. It’s a way of approaching things that […]

Mind/Heart Split is Soooo Last Millenium

Monday, July 16th, 2007

Yesterday, I found myself listening to a “motivational” speaker at the University of Oregon. I know, my life is strange. I like to call it “kaleidoscopic”. It sometimes seems like a bit of everything mixed together and refracted so that there appear to have fundamental patterns, when in fact, it’s all just a collection of […]

Post Card from Leeds

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Wow, what a journey: Weekend 1: Music and Ritual near Heidelberg Week 2: Great conversations with friends, old and new in Amsterdam Weekend 2: Pentacle of Pearl in Amsterdam Week 3: Deep connections with friends in Berlin Weekend 3: Adventures in Glastonbury Week 4: Leeds College of Music I’ll start at the beginning. I had […]

Off to Europe

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

I’m off for a month to Europe. I’ll be doing a couple of weekend intensives. I’ll join music, ritual, and the sacred in Frankfurt, co-taught with my friend Celia. And then, I’m off to Amsterdam to teach a Pentacle of Pearl with Suus (details are in my calendar). Both of these workshops include the intersection […]

Apologies for my Extended Absence

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Many apologies to readers for the long delay in postings. For quite a long time, I was unable to log into my blog because of misconfiguration. Now, I’ll be able to start posting again. I’m off to Europe for workshops and visits next week. Please see my calendar for details (linked off I intend […]

Spiral Dance for the Oaks

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

Spiral dance support for the Berkeley tree sit, leadership, and co-creation.

Back from Summer Camps-Tour

Friday, August 25th, 2006

I’m slowly landing back into my daily routine at home. 7 locations, 29 rituals, 5 performances, 3 camps, 32 days. Whew! Some of the highlights of my trip: Nature awareness work with Cypress in the mountains above Denver. She and I have been turning over ideas about how to open wilderness connection to urban-centered folks. […]

On Prostletizing

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

There I was after a very busy week at the beginning of March in Denver waiting in the Denver airport for my delayed flight back to the San Francisco Bay Area. I was casting about for something to occupy me. There weren’t a lot of people about. So I took out my guitar and started […]

Not Enough!, 12 Long years!

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

When I went to check out what iSound was playing, imgagine my surprise when the song labeled “Enough!” was actually “12 Long Years”. Yikes! When the song was uploaded, I must have typed the wrong title or uploaded the wrong mp3. Either was, it’s my slow, angry blues, “12 Long Years” that made it onto […]