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Why I March Today – January 21st, 2017

I march because I value the respect and dignity all people deserve, no matter their gender, their race, or their sexual preference. I march because this very respect and dignity cannot be taken for granted, something we are increasingly reminded of as we begin 2017. I march because the fabric of our societies is much more fragile than we may have realised, and complacency can lead to dire consequences. And I march because I am the father of three incredible daughters who want and deserve to live in a world that defends and holds as precious the respect and dignity for women and for all people. #whyImarch #GenevaWomensMarchForDignity #WomensMarchonWashington

Today (in America)

love can trump hate,
wisdom can trump ignorance,
tolerance can trump bigotry,
inclusiveness can trump division,
hope can trump fear,
and on and on.

Americans can proudly affirm these truths which to so many of us are self evident.

And today,
as the world watches,
history judges,
and future generations depend on our actions and resolve, we can all exercise our constitutional right and make it so.

The Weekend Before the US Election… Again

In 2008 on the weekend before the general election, I sat down in my Geneva home, took my guitar and wrote, “Morning in America.” It pretty much wrote itself, actually. Like many, I was imbued with a deep sense of hope and pride in the direction my country was taking.

Here I am again. Like many, I could not be in a more different place than back in 2008 as I am filled with a deep sense of concern for the direction the US has taken. I still believe the election result will be in the right direction, but cannot see much else that is going in that direction, and fear that the real divides in America will only be more on display post election. I doubt I will find inspiration to write music this weekend, though I certainly have found real inspiration in casting my absentee ballot. I have never found a more profound sense of purpose in casting a vote in my lifetime. Maybe there is a song in there yet…

Listen to “Morning in America”