Meditation on Fairy Glens

12h April 2007 Sweet Friends- Spring is here and I am spending as much time as I can in my garden. The most unexpected arrival in my yard has been the fairy glen. I can’t really say I “created” it, let alone “planted” it. It simply seems to have materialized in the past year or so. Who knew a patch of the same landscape I love so deeply in Scotland would make itself at home in the Berkeley Hills. Across the Trotternish Peninsula from the Quiraing Ridge of Northern Skye is a port town called Uig. It’s where I sometimes catch the ferry over to the Outer Hebrides: residence of… Read More

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In It For The Long Haul….

13th December 2006 My Friends – I’m happy to report I have made a lovely soft landing here in early December riding on the last bits of intense energy of my summer-fall concert tour. And what a spectacular tour it was. Energizing, inspiring, filled with hope, new friends and colleagues and fascinating opportunities to share my music. After returning from Scotland in May, I had the deep pleasure of performing the entire Portal cd live at a community labyrinth walk at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco facilitated by Lauren Artress, a dear friend and visionary author who has played a significant role in reintroducing the labyrinth into the contemporary consciousness.… Read More

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A Flame of Hope in the Darkness…

5th December 2005 My Dear friends – Doesn’t it seem like we’re just careening at 180 mph toward the end of 2005? I feel like I need a seatbelt to sit at my desk these days and answer my emails. Whew! This past year has been quite a journey for many of us – more like a roller coaster ride than a drive in the country. There have been many twists and turns, devastating natural and man-made disasters, a critical turn toward ending the war in Iraq (Thanks, Rep. Murtha!), and particular challenges to women (reproductive rights), poor people in the Gulf Coast region and gay people (equal access to… Read More

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Report from the Vortex!

13th October 2005 Dear Friends – It’s hard to describe what it’s been like to release this new project. First there was the inspiration to create a 7-minute meditation combining my photography of the Callanish Stones and the instrumental version of “Avalon.” During the past three years, I have taken hundreds of photographs of this ancient Scottish site on repeated visits to the Outer Hebrides. However, it was only when Sheryl Erickson of the Collective Wisdom Initiative suggested that I put music to the images that I was shaken awake to the possibility of sharing this photography with others. Then came the realization that I could create a brand new… Read More

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Rocketing into the 4th Dimension… Ye-e-e-ow!!!!!!!

18th August 2005 Hello all – What a journey! I am recently back from another trip to Scotland – called yet again to visit the Callanish Stones in the Outer Hebrides, way out in the North Atlantic. The experience has filled me with such joy and contentment it’s hard to know what to do with the feelings. My travels over the past few years have moved me deeply and literally – to Chartres, France and the labyrinth there, to Glastonbury, England and South Wales, to Iona, to the neolithic playground of Rannoch Moor, the Isle of Skye with its Black Cuillins, the Torridon Mountains and Loch Maree… all exquisite landscapes… Read More

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