In this issue, I share a song written to honor ten retiring teachers and staff representing a combined 305 years of service to The Park School. Please join me in my kitchen for “The Gift of a Heart”.
This month I share a reflection on our Because Black Lives Matter show at Club Passim last month, plus an archival video of a Saint Patrick’s Day performance in 2009. Come on into the kitchen!
Some of us are old enough to remember the folkie sixties. It was a time when great strides were taken toward racial equality, a war was ended, and a new light focused on the necessity to take care of our planet – and songs were among the most effective levers we had to move these great social boulders. Why aren’t we writing and singing songs like those now?
Sending to you a simple song – encouragement to exercise the power of kindness and love that we give to each other. Sometimes, the answer is just that simple. Happy holidays, friends.
This month I officially launch the presidential election season with an old fashioned “talking blues”, like those made famous by Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. Caution, this may not be suitable to view at work, unless of course you work for the Democratic National Committee.
Why do we sometimes fail to adjust our path even in the face of overwhelming evidence that we must? My song this month takes a look at this question as I reflect on the issue of climate change. Step into the kitchen and I will share it with you.