An Outdated Birthday Gift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

130 Ribbons

I am very grateful for the opportunity (and permission) to create this “hommage” of 130 purple ribbons to the 130 victims of the atrocities in Paris (November 13, 2015). We also held a… Continue reading

House Concert with John Featherstone

Baguettes and Boulangeries

This past weekend I attended a weekend retreat with friends in this cute little cottage in Normandy. On the first morning while trying to cut into a crusty baguette left over from the… Continue reading

Pope’s Popularity

I realize I’m a few days late in riding the Pope Frenzy generated by his recent trip to the USA accompanied by wall to wall coverage on CNN (International version at least). But… Continue reading

New Sounds

Perhaps you are like me – I have rather strange tastes in music. What I like doesn’t easily fit in the pre-designed genre niches established by the music industry. When I log onto… Continue reading

Back in France

Sanan and I have taken a little time away from this blog to transition back to France. We are once again enjoying warm baguettes from the boulangerie and fresh cheese from the marché. We… Continue reading

Street Music from Montreal – Beatle Covers

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

What is Technology is Doing to Us?

The Highest and Most Beautiful Things…

C. S. Lewis and the Inklings

Allow me suggest a wonderful double podcast from CBC Radio about C. S. Lewis and influence that the Inklings had on his life. The Inklings was, of course, the informal literary club that… Continue reading

The Greatest False Idol Of Modern Christianity

The Greatest False Idol Of Modern Christianity.

Je Suis Charlie

It’s been a sad week. There’s no need to tell you why, I’m sure you know. Even though i’ve been in North America for the past several months, this week’s tragic events hit… Continue reading

The Cry: A Christmas Poem (kind of)

A very real and raw poem by my good friend Mary Featherstone. You can find more of her poems at Mud At The Wall. We struggle through life Dragging carrier bags Heavy with… Continue reading

Life is…

Les Misérables of Ferguson

I can no longer be silent on the events in Ferguson, Michael Brown and the fate of other young men of color in my home country. I thank my friend, Tarani Joy who… Continue reading

The Insignificant Becomes Significant

A couple of years ago, I spent a summer Saturday, along with some friends in the Forêt de Dourdan  about 45 minutes south-west of Paris. The objective was to create some Land Art… Continue reading

Poem: for Tomorrow

A FANTASTIC new performance poem / video by Joel McKerrow. . . . . . . .  

10 Painful Rejection Letters To NOW Famous People

If you are an artist of any kind, you’ve suffered rejection. Rejected manuscripts. Rejected proposals. Rejected ideas. Rejected projects. In the midst of it, we feel alone…and of course, REJECTED. It can be… Continue reading

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

Create 2 Exists

Street Art seen near the Place de la République in Paris

Paint!

If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. – Vincent Van Gogh

Meditatio 2

Another electro-meditative piece on soundcloud…

Some Flowers for a Smile, Monsieur?

Last night, near the end of the vernissage of an up and coming artist at Le Pavé d’Orsay where I work, I had a stimulating conversation with a French woman name Sophie. She… Continue reading