In Motion

•April 23, 2016 • Leave a Comment

In Motion

April 14, 2016

In the race against self, no champion emerges.

Either you go with the flow and slow or you

trip, fall, fail

break, bend, say “no”.

Then you must stop before you can go back to being

in motion; heading toward an imaginary finish line that becomes a starting line once crossed.


•April 18, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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March 31, 2016

Expand, expand ’til this elastic band breaks apart and is rendered purposeless.

Pull on one part and then stretch the other again ’til it’s less than paper thin and more hopeless.

Whose mess is this?  And whose space to miss?  Now it seems all things cannot be contained.

Maybe they never will have their own place but still

there is no freedom for what is chained,

only harsh insight to be gained;

appreciation for what is unrestrained.

Renegade IS

•February 4, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Renegade Is

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From Renegade Writings

Not Fragile  –  Sleeper  –  Creepin’

You Will Know  –  Some Times  –  My Sister Had a Boyfriend  –  Taking Back Time

Chrysalis  –  The Truth Business 101  –  Tempered

Carpe Diem  –  Ground Zero  –  Reason  –  Just Be You  –  Blind Girl


Advice  –  Leak  –  It Takes  –  Ice Land  –  It’s Gonna Be Like…

Tired Hands, Shaky Legs  –  Deflated  –  If Only  –  Without Chains  –  How To Move

It’s Here  –  Where the Pressure Lies  –  Fundamental  –  The Meaning of This

Keep Moving  –  Dying Trees  –  Not Always  –  Redefining Fitness

You Might Be Now  –  Uninvited  –  The Oracle

The Core II  –  Reaping Day  –  Enough Becoming  –  Proper Handwashing Technique

In Search of the “Next Right Thing”  –  The Great Calm  –  Untitled

A New End

How It’s Done  –  Touch  –  The Source  –  Back Drop

The Way Things Are  –  Back to the Earth  –  Bare  –  Button Pusher  –  Slow Slow  –  Bitten

Soon  –  A Terrible Mess  –  A Yinless Yang  –  Deep Claws

Floor  –  Love Is  –  Awake in the Dark  –  Aligning

Plain  –  Next Disconnect  –  Creative Conditioning  –  You are not a victim unless…

Possibilities  –  At Risk Animals  –  Alive and Well and On Fire  –  Viking

Last Year’s Leaves  –  When You Love  –  Resting Places for Voices and Tongues

Proactive Suffocation  –  Perspective Waits  –  Mutual Movement

Not Complicated or Easy  –  Rabbit Hole

Bones  –  Leave  –  Magnet  –  Mindful Matter

Chalking it Up

I Believe

•December 6, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Six years and six months with the love of my life; here’s a song I wrote in my car about good times, hard times… all times.

August 28, 2013

I Believe


Wounded Animal

•November 22, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Wounded Animal

November 19, 2015

What can a wounded animal do, but

scratch, bite kick and then

bleed all over you.

Though it’s howling speaks volumes,

pain doesn’t go away.

But creeps up your spine and whispers

it’s here to stay.

Still, you might be okay.

You’ll know it’s over when there’s

nothing left to say.

Cannon Climbing

•November 14, 2015 • Leave a Comment


November 12, 2015

I wanted to be shot from a cannon but landed in a pool.

Now that urgency is over, I can see.

We are in it as much as we are it.

There can be no question.

And climbing into cannons is an integral part of the game.

But we cannot be pushed out of the pool.  (Only in.)  So we much climb out and choose again and again, whether to fall, jump, dive; sink, swim (and then) climb out again or to


Renegade Release Tour (Ontario) – Week 2

•October 29, 2015 • 1 Comment

Hello from wonderful Winnipeg – my favourite place to come home to.  Here’s what you missed from the rest of the Renegade Release Tour (Ontario edition) with Claire Bestland.

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Did I mention how great it is to have family and friends on the road?  Well it begs to be mentioned again.  Before we sent ourselves off to Peterborough, we were treated to a super awesome family dinner in Newmarket.  Any home cooking is the best thing ever while travelling, but being in the midst of great company is luxurious.

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The Garnet in Peterborough is a lovely place where flakes are welcome and folks are oh so supportive and encouraging of music and musicians.  Before the show, we had an amazing dinner at Hot Belly Mama’s in our own cool private booth.  The food is delicious and the people and atmosphere are just great.  If you’re ever in the area, do yourself a favour and eat here!

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The next morning, we headed off to play the last event of the tour at Ottawa’s Rainbow Bistro.  What an awesome, historic venue with great staff and good friends.  The thought of making music here with my whole band in the future makes me drool.  Ottawa’s bridges over water, parks and nature were all more beautiful than I can describe.


The next day I hit my energy “reset” button by attending a Tai Chi class in Ottawa.  And not just any Tai Chi class, one with a great instructor who once knew Fung Loy Kok’s founder – Master Moy.  Great words were spoken and received and tremendous energy moved by some fantastic members I thoroughly enjoyed meeting.  Ever wanted to try Tai Chi?  There are classes all over the world; I highly recommend checking it out. (


That eve, we visited Ottawa’s National Art Gallery with some friends and enjoyed returning home a bit earlier than had been the norm for the rest of the tour.

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Claire’s cousins (who had opened up their home to us) were so generous and kind.  One of them even decided to serenade us with French folk songs late into the night while we enjoyed being audience members and having some celebratory end-of-tour beverages and big laughs.

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We had a beautiful drive from Ottawa to Newmarket, staying far from Toronto traffic and choosing to instead stick to side roads and highways with a better view.  It was an awesome way to say goodbye to Ontario, along with one last game of pool in Newmarket.


Overall, it has been a great year.  I went on four separate musical excursions and performed in more than twenty individual locations, visiting several places multiple times!  I did Tai Chi in Regina, Newmarket and Ottawa.  I visited some truly gorgeous places.  I shared the Renegade album and companion book with so much of Canada and could not have made it happen without the help of some truly wonderful people.  The list is long, but I must at least send heaps of gratitude to my family, friends, Keith, Claire, venues, promoters, sound techs, home openers and all the amazing people I’ve met on the road.  Thanks to all the community organizations I work with locally and to those I’ve met in other Cities.  I would not be doing what I’m doing without all of you!

There is a Buddhist saying: “The mind is everything.  What you think, you become.”  I’ve lived these words for many years now, but they’ve never rang so true in my mind.   This year I became more of a Renegade than ever before; assessing the tools within my own hands and choosing to create something new with them, in a world that would so often prefer I make something else.  And for this tour, I was able to do so along with a fellow Renegade, Claire Bestland.  (Please check out her music and videos to see a truly authentic rockstar artist in action.)

When I came home this time around, the print edition of The Manitoban had a glowing review for this new project of mine that made my heart sing.  You can read it online HERE.

2015 has been a wonderful beginning to a season of sharing my art with as much of the world as possible.  I can’t wait to see what awesomeness 2016 will bring!

Thanks for listening.  There is so much more to come…

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