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

Great Quote from Simple Abundance

Meditatio I

Check out the first of several Electro-Acoustic pieces that I’ve been busy producing. My goal here is to: play around with minimalist ideas….less is more create music that is meditative…for the background instead… Continue reading

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

Tough Questions Well Answered

Interview with Poet, Christian Wiman

Insightful interview that touches on a poets take on faith, inspiration, cancer, life, etc.  

Morning Pages Insights

In an earlier post, I dealt with the basics of the MORNING PAGES – a practice at the very heart of The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron.… Continue reading

process vs. product

The other day while reading in The Artist’s Way, I came across this simple phrase, which I’ve been chewing on ever since – “THE PROCESS, NOT THE PRODUCT, WILL BECOME YOUR FOCUS.” Of,… Continue reading

A Crimson Grail

My Parisian friend , Charles, recently turned me on to some great minimalist music that I find helpful to play during my creatively spiritual moments. So, I thought I’d share it with you.… Continue reading

Morning Pages Basics

At the heart of The Artist’s Way self-help guide for (re)discovering your creativity, is what author, Julia Cameron calls the Morning Pages. …Put simply the morning pages are three pages of longhand writing,… 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