More P12, Canjo Pics

As per my last blog, here are a few more photos from the Project 12 opening week and also of my new 2 string slide instrument (a “canjo” or “canjoe”). The “neck” is about 26 inches from an old discarded mop handle, hand sanded with 60 grit. Simple…

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Project 12 & GK Art & Creativity Teaching

“The Gathering”, Project 12’s opening week sessions (JPUSA’s 10 month Bible/Discipleship intensive) was amazing. I must say the staff and students in this year’s Project 12 are truly cool. The Theme this year is “Friends of Jesus” and the classes …

Iowa GKB Weekend

GKB did shows west of the Mississippi River in Ames and Gowrie and a Sun. service in Harcourt, Iowa this past weekend. Very kind (and great coffee too!) friends asked us over to Ames, ditto a couple pastor buddies who serve the people well in thes…

Project 12- “The Gathering” @ Cornerstone Farm

It’s opening week of a brand-new year for JPUSA’s Project 12 Bible/Discipleship school. We’re enjoying a bit of everything, rain, sun, some clouds, wind and most of all Jesus and one another! The theme for this year is Friends of Jesus and this is…

“Cardboard Box” In-house Release Party

By now most of you know about the new cd I’ve done to benefit Cornerstone Community Outreach, JPUSA’s longtime homeless shelter and it’s many programs and specifically, for it’s many residents and growing population in need who come to us for assi…

An Art Muse…

In truth I’m a lyricist long before I’m any sort of poet. On occasion my prose becomes a lyric but I tend to write prose when not writing song lyrics. Long ago I enjoyed looking into various aspects of Greek Orthodox (and other forms of eastern Ch…

With Liberty and Justice

Been thinking about so many brave souls whose lives ended on 9-11-01. About the bad communication (or none) between many of the first responders, police and fire not on the same communications frequencies. Such sadness. Such wanton insanity on the…

The Benefits of Music Education- Not Dull!

Found a four-year-old article that I think worthy of reading on this topic. Do we not need more creative thinking and team-work in our churches and world?! Their points make a great deal of sense I think… which seems to be in short supply all to…

Business Gives Us “The Business”

Though I have not yet heard nor read President Obama???s jobs speech (given tonight), I have been wanting to write the following as a sort of ???nutshell??? of what I think are root causes of what ail us in the U.S. with regard to politics and the econo…