An Emotional Moment

An emotional moment is a collection of avid thoughts and moving experiences that culminate in an instant. When we are surrounded by kindness, empathy and unconditional service to others, that insight can be overwhelming. I’ve been caught up in such moments repeatedly during my recent visit to Ecuador. I am exceedingly fortunate to have many […]

And then this happened

Cancer, really? that just doesn’t resonate. With all the cards I’ve been dealt and played, I never thought this piece of crap disease would be one of them, ever. Ok, so, where does one begin to acknowledge this reality? Denial isn’t in the realm of possibility after the number of doctors, biopsies. blood tests, and […]


It’s an astonishing continuum of light and shadows. The light is exhilarating while the shadows often hold the deepest meaning. Physical adversity, profound illness, and life-threatening events hold a vast spectrum of experience and learning, given your willingness to accept the twist of fate. Easier said than done, I agree, but when facing this with […]

A Bit of Wisdom

You know, we take so many things for granted in life. At this moment I scratched my nose, stopped, and thought how precious the ability to do that. When they found me at the edge of the ocean that day where God so gently placed me, I had no physical prowess whatsoever, I was totally […]


The insecurity of youth creates its own kind of façade that prevents us from fully appreciating what we see and hear in other artists. Years ago I dabbled in the music merchant business which perversely led to a leveling of my own ego. To promote other players meant truly listening and believing in their talent. […]

As a teacher

As a teacher, I’m tasked with instruction and guidance, but I am also meant to listen and learn from my students. If I’m paying attention, if I win their trust, I might find the keys that unlock their own goals and aspirations. If I know what their dreams entail, I might create a realistic path […]


What is it about adversity that changes one’s heart and in doing so enhances their ability to enact positive change. Is this hardship and difficulty some kind of prerequisite to the incentive? Why do you suppose God would rub shoulders with such seemingly lost souls who most folks would deem undeserving? Benevolence is a gift […]


 Dion & Eddie “The Drummers hand Shake” To espouse a sense of importance is too often the case when unrefined talent is misconstrued as an entitlement. Talent is like faith, without works it avails us nothing, nothing but ego. When talent is distinguished, it is the ego that is all too often espoused. Balance is a […]