The Art of Family: Rituals, Imagination, and Everyday Spirituality
Gina Bria (1998, Dell Books)
Traditions, rites, memories, rituals: These are overwhelming to parents desiring to foster a nurturing home environment for their children — one of joy, playfulness, freedom to be who they (and we) are, common courtesy, respect, and unconditional love. Such big shoes to […]
[Note: What follows is the piece I wrote for my session at Hutchmoot 2010.]
This past summer, throughout the course of a week, six adults shared their personal stories with several hundred high school students attending the camp where I played music. Their stories ranged from sexual abuse, addictions (including pornography, alcohol, drugs), abandonment, and seeking […]
Recently, I staged a coup d’etat and successfully ousted democratic leader and Under The Radar show host, Dave Trout. When will people learn that, sometimes, democracy simply does not work. He never saw it coming, poor guy.
In the current Under The Radar episode (#86), I take over the reins and pick the entire show’s playlist […]
If you’ve got eleven minutes to completely waste, here’s what my recently completed Under the Radar tour looked like from the perspective of a handheld, pedestrian autobot video camera. You’ll need an HD Blu-Ray player, 101.1xf digital Dolby surround, 3 MPGs of DOS-RAM, and a pair of Barbie 3-D glasses to see it. Mostly consisting […]
I’d seen him despondent a few times as of late.
Sometimes the answer that loves gives is the hardest one to take.
Thus begins the Bill Mallonee (Vigilantes of Love) song, “Skin“, about artist Vincent Van Gogh’s self-inflicted removal of a portion of his left ear, and eventually what the artist removed from the earth — […]
On the southwest corner of my front yard stands a double-forked black walnut tree. Its height of some forty-feet is ample enough to cast a belly shadow across the front porch of the house in the peak of summer. For that I am exceedingly grateful. By early October however, if not sooner, […]
At the Eric Peters Laboratory of Well-Timed Featurettes, I am constantly striving to bring you all manner of entertainment from near and afar. After reading and writing solely about such overblown mundaneities as faith, art, cinema, rechromed bicycles, rabbit coffee mugs, and picking apart such literati as East! Or Be Jostled, let us now turn […]
Beginning Friday 9/11/09, Under The Radar (The Best Music You’ve Never Heard) will begin airing an interview I did awhile back with these kind-hearted folks. Host, Dave Trout, is one of the good eggs within the music biz industry, and I’m thankful for people like him who allow me the chance to be heard. Another […]
Daryl over at Saving The Set List recently posted Parts I and II of an interview I recently took part in with him. Though we did not discuss the merits of extra sharp cheddar cheese and strategically-placed jalapenos on well-seasoned beef nachos, I still enjoyed it very much. Frankly, I’m just glad anyone wants to […]
My family regularly attends children’s storytime at the Nashville Public Library where Library Pete, The Professor, and Mary Mary regale attendees with stories, rainbow drawings, singing, and the continuing puppet adventures of Cedric the Dragon, Spanish Fox, JJ the Lamb, and Tommy Dog. Beyond all the puppeteering aimed at the kids, though, the proceedings are […]
Today is Mr. Buechner’s 83rd birthday. He is one of our favorite authors here in the Rabbit Room. We wish him a hearty 83rd, along with plenty more to follow. Cheers!
I think everyone agrees: t-shirts are both necessary for humankind, and fairly handy when it comes to social interaction. There’s nothing worse than meeting new people, and realizing you have no shirt on. *Awkward*.
Here’s something else I think folks agree upon: old Volkswagens (i.e., pre-1970’s models) are some of the best cars ever made. My […]
Nashville, TN (AP Wire)
Eight Nashville-based singer-songwriters, collectively named The Square Peg Alliance, recently uncovered the rare fossilized bones of a Cretaceous vodka-swilling winged super-raptor during a two-day run of concerts in the American midwest. Casualties were reported.
Electric guitar slinging folk-rock sensation, Andrew Osenga, evidently springing to his nine-toed feet in a spontaneous sprint […]
I’m dragging today, and am fighting my daily bout with the post-lunch lethargy (a good reason my friends call me “Pappy”) as Ben and I are up at the studio adding touches to a song called “I Had To Tell You”. The A/C is on today, and we give thanks. I’m struggling to stay focused […]
In the interest of shameless, low brow self-promotion, I wish to make it known that I had a book come out (“releasing”?, “hitting the shelves”?) this Friday May 8. It is titled, Revenge of the Birds.
Revenge of the Birds is an adventure book for kids-of-all-ages. Complete with colloquial illustrations, I wrote it in the 5th […]