Aussie Performance Poet

Last week we hosted Joel & Heidi McKerrow during the “Parisian” part of their more-than-a-year-long tour around the world. Heidi is a contemporary dancer and Joel is a performance poet. I thought I… Continue reading

Bobby McFerrin

This weekend two bits of info on Bobby McFerrin crossed my computer screen and sent some needed inspiration my way…..I thought I would share them with you. First of all:  Sanan told me… Continue reading

art jam session

At this moment….I’m witnessing the birth of art….the ephemeral creative process…the sacred rite that humans do in imitating their Creator.  I’m in an art studio…. an atelier. It’s messy and chaotic.  A pianist… Continue reading

Smoke and Mirrors

Last night at the Nuit Blanche I saw an intriguing work of art on display within the Hôtel de Ville. It was amazingly simple and profoundly spiritual. I actually missed it the first… Continue reading

Dancing in the Dark

Yesterday I had the rather unique experience of attending a dance class for the seeing-impaired. My sculptor/painter friend,  Zoé is to blame for inviting me deeper into her blurry world. Allow me to… Continue reading

created to create

I recently photographed this street art near my favorite art gallery…the Perrotin. Its three word phrase in French – Créé pour créer (created to create) touches the very soul of what, to me,… Continue reading

Travels

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

so…what?

I have been re-thinking / re-imagining what prayer is and could be for several years now…(see here, here, here and here, oh, and here) …trying to make it more fun, creative, engaging, profound and… Continue reading

dangerous spirituality

A few days ago I was sipping my morning coffee in the shade of pink bougainvillea while gazing into the enormous crater of a water-filled volcano. The night before I had seen a spectacular… 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

See God in Everyone

I dropped in one of my favorite galleries this week on a whim…the Galerie Perrotin, where I was blown away by the “Fire of Joy” expo by Iranian artist, Farhad Moshiri. In the… Continue reading

and the seed of encouragement raises its beautiful head

Today on facebook, a fb friend, Gary Bowen, announced his first solo photography show for next April 2013 in a small café on the west side Montréal. In the comment section he specifically… Continue reading

take a vacation from yourself

How does this idea hit you? yes, please! what the %*&# are you talking about? sounds creepy, no thanks ooooo! tell me more… think I’ll jump to another blog when can I start?… Continue reading

musical things of late

The last 10 days have been very musical. Here’s my accounting of what has passed through my ears: Quintette by Franz Schubert : I’ve heard a lot of String Quartets in my day,… Continue reading

a parable

And then the wise teacher said When thou taggest tag not as some hath tagged defacing the dignified mangling the majestic selfishly scrawling cowardly concealing ambiguous aberrations of one’s own name Instead When… Continue reading

guerrilla beauty

On Sunday afternoon, I bought this humble pot of ivy for the entry way of our appartement. I’ve actually been thinking about it for awhile, helping out our sad little, boring entry way.… Continue reading

a personal spiritual story

Back in 1986, I moved to Brazil with my wife and kids. I remember the first year as this crazy, exciting, frustrating, whirlwind of  Portuguese learning, culture adapting, food tasting, furniture buying,  music… Continue reading

thoughts on public worship

Andrew, a young, new friend of mine told me recently that he was going to start something to help worship leaders of contemporary-type churches become more creative, effective, etc, etc. He asked me… Continue reading

circular thinking

Another interesting exhibition at ParisCONCRET…Raisonnement circulaire (Circular Reasoning). It was a collaborative by several artists, all based on that simple, yet spiritual form, the circle. It was a pleasure to meet Dan Hill… Continue reading

wow or un-wow

Paris le Grand Palais definitely a grand palace in Paris definitely a grand place in Paris even its name is grand and palatial to see it from the outside…it is grand the sculptures… Continue reading

on the road…to something deeper

I saw the film, On the Road this week. It took place a few years before I was born. I’ve heard a lot about this book through the years…steam of consciousness, etc. and… Continue reading

Classic Brennan Manning…

…with a touch of cool.

brotherhood

Brotherhood

Q: To you, what is brotherhood?
R: To me, it’s helping each other in difficult times. I’ve seen that some associations help poor children, I find that normal.

Chocolat: the village and the film

Recently with some friends, I drove about 3 hours away to Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, the beautiful, little medieval village where the movie Chocolat was filmed. (If you are driving from Paris to Lyon, it makes… Continue reading