Note: This was originally published in Beguine Again, the sister site to The BeZine. James is a member of The BeZine core team. / J.D. Actually, the title should be “How to Ruin the Experience of Listening to Good (Even Great) Music,” but that was too long. I suppose one could argue that the experience of listening to good music, as far as the listener is concerned, is the music. But let’s… Read More

“Finally unafraid to be free, Ready to surrender all the illusions of recognition and external securities, Living off the sky and earth like soaring eagles and braying burros . . . The iconoclast poet, Dr. James Kavanaugh, first gained fame when he wrote A Modern Priest Looks at His Outdated Church. It was published in 1967. “It is one of the most moving human documents I have ever read! In an earlier day the… Read More

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more, From these our interviews, in which I steal From all I may be, or have been before, To mingle with the Universe, and feel What I can ne’er express, yet cannot all… Read More

Originally posted on THE BeZINE:
flickr photo by On Beingcc licensed ( BY NC SA ) Tonight I went to see Dr. Cornel West along with two young men that I work with. We were all inspired by the passionate energy that Dr. West brings to his presentation! Tonight, he was particularly focused on the work of Abraham Joshua Heschel. He describes the arch of Heschel’s work in a way that I…