The island is just awakening from its annual slumber, the green fuse of spring igniting and exploding through the crust of fallen leaves. The wind is strong, and the views of Georgian Bay and the start of the 30,000 Islands are awesome and inspiring.Read More
Random occasional musings on life, the universe and everything...
"If there ever is going to be healing, first there has to remembering, and then grieving, so that there then can be forgiving. There has to be knowledge and understanding." (Sinead O'Connor 1994)Read More
Participation in active music-making can be a way of enacting human rights which individuals or groups of people might be otherwise deprived of, including the right to be ‘free and equal in dignity’, to experience a ‘spirit of brotherhood’, to be part of a ‘family’, and to enjoy ‘rest and leisure’ (United Nations 1948).Read More
Reflections on a workshop / seminar with an eclectic and emerging group of experienced Community Music practitioners, cultural workers, activists and academics in Munich...Read More
how do we actually know the value of music? Is the experience generated through our senses enough? How arts and culture are experienced may be essential to understanding their value, but is it sufficient? I suggest not.Read More
"Decide what it is you enjoy doing most in the world. Then get someone to pay you to do it." (Tony Tindall)Read More