Philosophy
Why Bands Work

Why Bands Work

Some bands just click. When that group of musicians get together, it’s greater than the sum of their parts. When they play music, the effect can be an overwhelmingly direct feeling – a force multiplier for an emotion with each musician adding momentum. It can also be a wide open feeling, like seeing (hearing…) multiple...
Let The World See You Truly.

Let The World See You Truly.

I chatted with a close and dear friend of mine today, and he told me that he¬†thought that doing some performing would help him deconstruct the barriers he’s put up around himself from being too self conscious. As the day went on, I kept thinking about it; being self conscious and erecting walls. My friend...

Urges Don’t Matter, Actions Do.

A major part of western culture wants your attention badly, and right now. Constant stimulations in the form of advertisements,¬†social media posts (likely how you ended up here…), notifications and text messages are inescapable if you live the average life in western culture. They’re also very, very distracting. Furthermore, an overarching message of our times...
Family and Community in 2016

Family and Community in 2016

Richie and I are coming up to a change in our lives – we’re leaving our community of peers in Lethbridge, AB after four remarkable years here. When we came here in 2012 neither of us really had any idea what to expect. We thought we’d be here for 9 months, the duration of Richie’s...
If You Want Rights, Believe In Them.

If You Want Rights, Believe In Them.

I am a sexist and a racist. This is true. I have had no choice in this. The status quo propagates sexism and racism where I live and was raised. Canada, North America, “The Western World”, although this is not the only place or time in history it’s been this way. There’s a lot of...