As great as our capacity for fear may be, our capacity for love and compassion is greater. Let's all spread a bit of that around.
With the process of packing for an impending move I am forced to reckon with the physical and psychological weight of my possessions. I realize that this weight is with me all of the time, even when I'm away from the actual stuff. There has to be a way to reduce this weight to allow ourselves to be more agile and feel freer. Ownership and possession are not simply a one way street, they require maintenance and protection, and I am realizing that I don't keep that in my consciousness when acquiring things. This podcast is just a bit of a conversation with myself about that and trying to work out some solutions.
What is the role of music in the political discussion? What defines a protest tune? What makes for an effective political song?
These are the main points of discussion on this episode of MHP. M. Lockwood Porter joins me in the studio to talk about his new album and our influences in the world of political music. His new album "How to Dream Again" takes on the topic of what happened to the American Dream?
I sat alone on election night drinking wine and his song "Everybody Knows" was on a loop in my head. The next morning I found out that he had died and I realized that I would never get to thank him in person for the countless hours that I spent listening to his music. Since I can't say it in person I will try to do that the best way that I know how, by playing one of his songs and trying to pass on what I love about it to others.
The first podcast is something that I have wanted to talk about for a while, it is the power of self image. In my life I have lived with a few different self images. In this podcast I discuss one of the largest transitions and it's effects on my life and I offer some advice on how you might use my experience to make changes in your own day to day life.