Sunday, January 29, 2017

Many Hearts, One Beat part two

I am very happy to be publishing this story right now. The OneBeat program does so much to open people to the idea of cultures working together without fear to create something new and wonderful. In a world of possibilities, we have to stay focused on the positives.

As I mentioned before, OneBeat is currently accepting applications at - if you have any interest at all in an amazing adventure of cultural and musical significance, please consider taking a look.

I must point out that I used many photos as reference for this story, most of them from OneBeat and Found Sound Nation. Since OneBeat lists Hannah Devereux as their photographer, I assume that she created most if not all of these. To her my thanks and apologies for my crude scratchings - please visit the site to see some amazing photos and portraits.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Many Hearts, One Beat

I have been looking forward to telling this story for some time now. There are many reasons, including my family relation to one of the project founders, but mainly because the music that is being created has to be experienced to be believed. If you get a chance to see a performance, please do so!

More importantly if you are a musician, One Beat is currently accepting applications for its next season. Applications close February 10th at . DOn't wait for this story to finish - if you have any interest at all in a one of a kind, life transforming experience, apply now!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Law Dogs Part 2

As I mentioned in my last post, I'm a dog guy and so this story has special appeal to me. That being said, I'm sure that there are other stories out there involving cats, birds and other species (goldfish?) that would make a good story. If you know of one, share it with me!

Next week, a story about international diplomacy and music... and you can participate!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Law Dogs

I like this story because I like dogs, I've also worked with Canine Programs, most notably the ATF's detection canines (I designed their logo.) Most of these programs require that the dog only be touched and fed by their handler, because of  their training. Courthouse dogs do what dogs do best, which is to help people feel good. More on this program and how it works next week, meanwhile you can visit the courthouse dog web site at

Monday, January 2, 2017

Strange Bedfellow Broadcasts

Despite the rhetoric piling up as we approach Inauguration Day, I like to think that this represents the growing awareness that a new attitude has to develop in the United States (or we're going to have to start calling it "the Divided States" as Glen points out.) This blog is supposed to be about cooperation, not denigration, so I hope to see more stories like this cropping up.

If you want to see the clip from "Full Frontal" go to . Glen beck's show episode featuring Samantha can be viewed at Take a look to watch both, and think about new approaches in the New Year. A positive approach is the first step towards improvement.