In Appreciation of Rumi

Always Room for Rumi I have appreciated and enjoyed the poetry of Rumi since the mid 1990?s. At that point in time, Coleman Barks, an American poet, published his second collection of Rumi?s poetry. In that same year, Bill Moyers interviewed Barks on his PBS series,...

Sequoia Dreamtime

Song Spotlight: Sequoia Dreamtime This song, Sequoia Dreamtime, was inspired by a trip Dena and I took in the spring of 2016. We took a long drive south of Fresno to attend a family reunion. I ?learned that the reunion location wasn?t far from Sequoia/Kings Canyon...

You Can Shine a Flashlight

Dena and I co-wrote You Can Shine a Flashlight back in 2012. Somewhere earlier in Dena?s spiritual journey, she had coined a phrase, ?You can shine a flashlight, but not a flashdark…? While talking with a friend who was sharing about their fear of darkness and...

Gratitude

This week, I thought it would be a good idea to celebrate gratitude with a song written by one of my favorite children?s songwriters/performers, Raffi. It?s called Thanks a Lot. I appreciate the meditative quality to the singing and guitar playing. It?s a simple chant...