3/19 2011
Yasmin Levy – Hallelujah

Categorized under Videos by Dave

12/7 2010
Third Time is the Charm

Categorized under Writings by Dave

It is Friday– a cold December Friday– in Albany, New York. The former DeWitt Clinton ballroom is as white as the glistening snow on the sidewalks outside. Upstate New York can be a cold, unpredictable mistress, but the warmth I feel tonight is not from the heating system alone. I am standing on the altar […]

10/1 2010
Wild Geese

Categorized under Writings by Dave

Wild Geese

by Mary Oliver

You do not have to be good
You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles repenting
You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.
Tell me about your despair,
Yours, and I will tell you about mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the soft pebbles of rain are moving across the landscapes
Over the prairies and the deep trees
The mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese
High in the clear blue air,
Are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely
The world offers itself to your imagination
Calls to you like the wild geese,
Harsh and exciting-
Over and over announcing
Your place
In the family of things.

8/23 2010
My Smile

Categorized under Art by Dave

8/17 2010
Paint Your Picture

Categorized under Art by Dave

I thought I would start posting some inspiring art that I’ve been working on recently. Check back often!

Love to you all.

7/1 2010
Omega Teen Camp

Categorized under Writings by Dave

I’m going to be working at Omega Teen Camp again this July, a great place for teens to discover new things and be part of an amazing community of wonderful people. Here are some pictures from last year and the year before to give you a taste of what happens there. More about OTC soon…

5/21 2010
A Good Friend Asked Me

Categorized under Writings by Dave

A friend asked me just the other day, do you like to write things down?
I said – I do, but only if I feel inspired.
Now I’m thinking, why couldn’t we write things down more often? If you already do, I think that’s amazing and I would like to join you. If only to bring all the thoughts we have in our heads out into the open, to let them breathe a little bit and get some sunshine on their faces. Maybe that will help us notice which thoughts have been hiding in dark places, not wanting to be seen, and which thoughts need to be exercised more regularly like a young golden retriever who needs to run around outside to grow healthy and strong.

5/6 2010
Plastic Bag

Categorized under Environment, Videos by Natalie Ryan

This is a really well made, beautiful short film about a plastic bag’s life. It narrates and takes you through its time spent in a grocery store to the time spent polluting the beach and potentially causing harm to the sea life. The cinematography, music, story line, even the voice of the plastic bag, all play so well together to create a story this is not only creative and beautiful, but leaves a lasting impression about plastic bag waste.

5/4 2010
Pictures of Dreams

Categorized under Art by Dave

I thought I would round up some photos that feel like they were inspired by dreams, or at least might encourage some dreaming next time you sleep.

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4/27 2010
Take My Time

Categorized under Videos by Dave

My good friend Abram Leon sent in a really lovely video that he made recently of him exploring around his town in Japan during cherry blossom season. He wrote and performed the song too. Spring is definitely here, thanks Abram!

Check back often for more writing, art, and music.