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My Compassion Manifesto

This Rumi quote is going to become my theme, not for just this year, but for the next several years “Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life… Continue reading

A Brazilian Christmas Tale

A Brazilian Christmas Tale by David Brazzeal The gray-haired pastor wiped the sweat from his brow. “So, in summary, we’ll keep things just as they were last year, ‘ta bom?  The Christmas program… Continue reading

Labyrinth @ Mary Brandon Park

String Play

Another piece of music for modern dance…..I give you String Play.

Child’s Play

A really fun piece for a modern dance project in November… will have an accompanying video of kids playing. Give it a listen, it should make you at least smile, if not laugh.

Opening Up

Check out my new piece for modern dance – OPENING UP. I see it as a calm-in-the-midst-of-chaos type piece. We CAN find moments of transcendence in the middle of the craziness.  

TE DEUM – Latin/English/French-Jazz/Classical

Check out this “in progress” video filmed during the choral recording of John Featherstone’s TE DEUM. It is an amazing work in 3 languages and melange of classical, jazz and gospel styles. Truly… Continue reading

Poésie Block-out Poetry

This weekend we had another wonderful ART PARTY here in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France. One of the activities was a table dedicated to Block-out (or Black-out) Poetry. Block-out poetry is done by ripping out of… Continue reading

Some Kind of Morning

Music for modern dance used by choreographers Demetrius Klein and Gina Buntz in 2016

New Year Speed Bump *

Originally posted on Mud at the wall:
I drag my case over the man-made border Between one year and the next A sleeping policeman Lying in the road Marks time in yellow and…

Pray like a Gourmet: A Book Review

Originally posted on rAwe:
Pray like a Gourmet: Creative Ways to Feed Your Soul by David Brazzeal One chapter into this book and I was already forming my review: This book wasn’t what…

An Outdated Birthday Gift

I had a great birthday party this year. Since my good friend, also named David, celebrated his 40th year just one day after my 60…we decided to celebrate together our 100 years of… Continue reading

House Concert with John Featherstone

Street Music from Montreal – Beatle Covers

This is why I love Montreal…walking back from the Jazz Festival we come across these guys.

Mood Contagion

Recently in a BBC radio broadcast one of the erudite guests refer to the term “mood contagion.” Hmmmm, fascinating, but what is it? He went on to explain it this way: Picture a… Continue reading

Meditatio 2

Another electro-meditative piece on soundcloud…

Favorite Films : 2013

My NUMERO UNO film of 2013 is without a doubt : Searching for Sugarman. Some of you may have seen it in 2012 but for me it was this year. Searching for Sugarman*… Continue reading

The Artist’s Way

Thanks to meeting a new friend, actress Isabelle Sprung at a party that I wasn’t too keen on going to, I find myself in a new Artist’s Way group. It was about 10… Continue reading

Inspire Someone

Recently, I made a month-long trip back to North America to see friends and family. In many ways it was an inspiring voyage into my past, present and future at the same time.… Continue reading

The Art of Life

Stay Creative


Hey, I’m back! I took a little vacation from my blog and took a little vacation…well several little vacations, actually, to some other places in Europe. It has been a good summer. I… Continue reading

Jean & Guiseppe

Check out these cool, acoustic jazz grooves from some spiritually creative friends. I particularly like “Song of Hope.” I’m proud to say I was the first to buy their on-line album….may I suggest… Continue reading

Classic Brennan Manning…

…with a touch of cool.