How do a teacher of yoga and buddhism and an ayurvedic practitioner prepare for parenting? How do they understand themselves as men, and fathers? This is a serious book about family as the first site of our evolution. It’s intimate, existentially honest and strangely funny.
Reflections on love across the universe.
During the New Story Summit in Findhorn, Scotland, I shot this live performance with hang player Matthew Bailey.
Stephen Jenkinson places death at the center of the page and asks us to behold it in all its painful beauty.
Grief requires of us that we know what time we’re in. And the great enemy of grief is hope.
A sincere wish that women, young and old, begin the long journey back to their wild selves.
What stops you from spending your soul? What holds you back from loving this world? Your finite form Is but a momentary entrustment An unbidden amen An unreasonable fire From the epic willingness of life to keep being itself Despite your right to loneliness. Don’t hold back Don’t keep the pantry stocked or your regaliaContinue reading »
Home among the homeless Lost among the lost Black Rock City Every day I want to burn you down And every night I fall in love again The end and the beginning of the human experiment Whispers in the dust Like a mirage Like a caravansary Stretching an infinite line Into the desert. – postedContinue reading »
Friends, let me say up front, I have not wrestled with severe depression. I have been on the periphery of many who have, and many who continue to struggle. I’ve recognized that much of the discussion around depression amounts to this: let’s talk about it. Let’s beckon it from the shadows. Let us set theContinue reading »
An encounter with an old man and the sea.
We are makers You and I Life entrusted Us With hands Fingers Hearts To clasp in prayer To clench in grief To craft towards beauty. Careful now – In our making We end life Or ensure its continuity A fragile finite cycle A spiral. – Posted to Facebook, July 30
A love letter to the Temple Guardians of Burning Man.
Rumi says: “Today I wake up empty and frightened.” Sunlight streams through the curtains, the roar of engines in the distance, while footsteps of the tenants above gather towards their day. I’m weary with the promise that it all might mean something. Doubt whispers in my ear. “Don’t go to the door of the studyContinue reading »
Death is just the particulars of my story. It’s not actually the story.
LAST FEBRUARY I was invited to the city of Yellowknife to shoot the Northern Lights aka Aurora Borealis. “The ends of the land and sea are bounded by an immense abyss, over which a narrow and dangerous pathway leads to the heavenly regions. The sky is a great dome of hard material arched over theContinue reading »
I sit in the aftermath of five days on Stephen Jenkinson’s farm, awash in awe and longing.
The relentless pursuit of self reliance and self improvement is rooted in our lost connection to common stories, homeland and ancestors that bind and unite us. The times now demand that we recognize the world’s suffering in our own.
We’ll be exploring what it means to live authentically in today’s world while facing the sixth great extinction. How can we trigger an acausal process of change and work more collaboratively at larger levels of scale?
INDIEGOGO INVITED ME to participate in their Google Hangout series, offering advice and strategy on all aspects of running a successful campaign. I do not use the term “crowdfunding expert” as the platform has only been around 5 years, but I do believe I’ve gleaned enough from numerous projects & workshops to offer some helpfulContinue reading »
AMPLIFY HER is a potent exploration of the role of women artistry within this new cultural scene.
The O World Project reached out for an interview on the state of the world, understanding the role of consciousness, how to provoke change, and a number of other important topics. I appreciated this interview for the space and time to go into a depth seldom offered in other shorter clips. About O World: TheContinue reading »
Many know the Guy Fawkes mask from the hacker group Anonymous, or the protests on Occupy Wall St. How does the face of a 17th century revolutionary end up as the most recognizable symbol of protest in the 21st?
Ecstasy and grief at the end of an era.
REACTOR is a short film that aims to uncover how and why we can let go of old stories, and move towards personal and social awakening by bringing to light our interconnectedness and showing us that our actions matter.
Kicking off 6-days of fantastic events for this year’s Living the New Economy in Vancouver, is a dynamic-duo keynote from Vancouver’s own new paradigm filmmaker Ian MacKenzie (Occupy Love, Sacred Economics, Reactor, One Week Job) and visionary placemaker and permaculturist Mark Lakeman (founder of City Repair, Portland). This is the evening that will set theContinue reading »