Glad you’re there….

| November 23, 2011

Dear friends – I hope this is a great day of thanksgiving & full heart for you, and I hope even more… I hope this is the kind of day you have every day, not just once a year. Once an hour & once a minute is OK, too…the world around you glows in the […]

Way to start the day…

| June 1, 2011

My friend Shann posted this with her profile, from a trip to Vancouver Island…

Meanwhile, in the moment

| May 27, 2011

Couple of days ago, a friend of mine said she was living “in the moment,” which I thought was pretty cool. I asked her what that meant, and she basically said that the past was meaningless & the future is unknown, so the only thing you can really rely on is this moment right here. […]


| April 6, 2011

Some days, do you get the feeling you’re missing something? This is a story a friend of mine told me: I was walking down the sidewalk on a busy New York City day with a friend who lives in the forests of Brazil. He stopped, cocked his head & said, “Listen! I think that’s a […]

Thought for the day….

| October 7, 2010

Sometimes we forget there’s so much more than we can easily see…gotta stick our necks out & look below the surface… This is by Randall at (click here for bigger version):

Quote for the day….

| September 6, 2010

I’ve had this stuck in my head all day, and here’s a quote to go with it: Any culture that destroys its own life support systems and calls that progress is totally insane. John Croft

Living in a small town…

| August 22, 2010

When I first moved to Friday Harbor in 1994, we went to the San Juan County Fair for the first time that year. It was the beginning of a sense that this really was a great place to land, a great place to raise my sons, and a good & nurturing place to grow personally. […]

Playing this Friday at the Peppermill…

| August 9, 2010

Just spoke to Steve Keys – he’s been hosting an acoustic night on Fridays at the Peppermill in Friday Harbor this summer. He asked me to play this Friday (August 13th) – the gig is from 6-9pm, with him playing the first part, me the second, and we’ll play together for the rest of it. […]

Getting back together…

| August 9, 2010

It was awesome to have Mary Tachibana (and her husband Dennis) come to the island last weekend…Mary & I sang together as Mary & Ian back from 1988-1994, after which I moved to the island and we had to settle into our lives in different states. It was great to see them, and great to […]

Broken guitar undergoes incredible fix….

| June 9, 2010

When Cameron returned to San Francisco for school in January, we shipped his guitar to him…and it got there looking like the picture to the right. And now – it’s whole again. Here’s the amazing story.