I want to introduce all of you to Greylag, my brother, Andrew’s, new band based in Portland. I can not tell you how ecstatic I am. The name Greylag was actually found in my presence at a class my brother and I were taking that was extremely boring. So, as Andrew does all the time, he finds better things to do– like coming up with band names and dwelling on things that inspire him.
I am also really excited to share with all of you that they have recorded a new album, that has not been released yet. So here is my 2 cents in the bucket to get the word out there. Keep your eyes open, it will be released when the right time comes.
And believe me, you will be blown away. You will dance, laugh, wonder, wander in thought, and maybe cry or sit in silence in awe. All of which my brother would completely deny could ever happen.
You can follow them on Facebook for all the updates :)
There are several things this blog has done to me. It has given me a better vocabulary. It has inspired me to live a better life. And it has given me a platform to voice my opinions, concerns, convictions, and inspirations. Writing things down, and then sharing them with whoever in the world wants to hear, has helped me grow and experience life in new and beautiful ways. It’s a beautiful and yet sometimes dull thing, when you are uninspired to post, but overall, this blog truly has helped me in a number of ways.
Recently, I have discussed my convictions with family and friends of how things should change for me. This blog, being good in most ways, to be honest, had (had) given me a little selfishness. And so, for a while, I just didn’t post, because nothing would come out of me, and for good reason.
I can say now, once again, my friend, Blog, you have helped me experience and learn and grow. Thank you.
And so now it is time to move on to a new era. Where this blog is not about what I do, but instead, about who I am and what I want to be.
As of today, this blog and site will be changing. I don’t know how exactly, other than I am going to try to inspire as I am inspired. Things might start to look different, and I will most definitely be turning my efforts and passion towards my own local community in the dearest Charleston, WV. But I feel, as a result of this change, I will probably be posting even more.
So, it all works out. I love writing here, and I don’t care if you love it or hate it, or you think it’s just alright.
I don’t care if anyone comments, or how many views I get, or how much fame I acquire.
It’s not about me. This life isn’t about me. I’m going to strive and run after Love and leave all the rest behind.
Hope you will join me in this journey.
Where I Inspire.
Man, Cleveland is so beautiful with the snow. Gah, it is so amazing!
It has been a great time. Hanging with my sister, Lauren, and meeting all of her friends, from Inlet and from the city. Several more days here, I’m going to miss it a lot.
Inlet has been an incredible experience, watching them dance and train and listening to Bill Wade’s wisdom. Filming has been going extremely well, doing interviews with the trainee’s today and tomorrow, and interview tomorrow evening with Bill Wade, Founder of Inlet Dance Theatre. I am really excited to get home and start editing a video telling about the trainee program and the vision Bill Wade has to train dancers and impact the community.
I will miss it, but all things come and go. Oh, and I’ll be back in a few weeks! My brother, Andrew, is moving to Portland, Oregon, mid-February, and he’ll be flying out of Cleveland. Then, after that, I’ll be back the beginning of April to see my sister and all those I’ve met here perform.
Things coming up:
- Filming another video for Arts In Action
- Work to pay bills
- Plans for Colombia trip and meeting with Jeff Andrews (OAF Web Designer) to plan and set a timeline for completing website and all media.
- Then, I head out for Colombia!
So what have you been doing?
[You can watch the other videos HERE]
This gave me chills once again. I just saw this beautiful choreographed dance piece in a different light. How amazing is it, that we can stretch out our hands, legs, and whole being, to reach out to the most insignificant and broken people – this being for those homeless, abandoned, and extremely abused children in Colombia. It is such a beautiful thought, a BEAUTIFUL thing.
Thanks to Lauren & Jerusha for the Choreography of all the dance pieces, for their amazing hearts, and for the dancers (Hannah, Caitlin, Sarah, Ashley), for their amazing hearts for God and for these children.