The Mothership Cooperative has long been my personal platform for community organizing and activism, support groups, sustainability and celebration.
I do these things that I may stoke deep human traditions, feed the village-mind, nurture a connection with the natural, make music in the streets, and ultimately, make community and friends.
This is my hope for humanity, expressed in action.
The following is a list of my projects, current and past.
HONK! ON is your local Toronto grassroots community music festival, now organizing in affiliation with a global HONK! movement of activist street bands. I am working with Jason Hayward and Marion Lougheed to inaugurate this event in Toronto on July 26 - 28, 2019.
In the pursuit of a dream to live simply, to manage my resources and maximize sanity, I am in the process of converting a 2018 Ford Transit cargo van into a space comfortable for working and living.
Death Cafe is a world wide, volunteer-run conversation about death with the objective 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'.
It is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, a conversation rather than a grief support or counselling session.
Through the summer of 2019, I facilitate a monthly Death Cafe at Studio.89, a fair-trade cafe and community space in Mississauga, every last Wednesday of every month from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
I play a trombone in Toronto's Street Brass, a community band that learns rich musical traditions of the Americas in a brass band format in an aural tradition. We are open to all horn players, including saxophone and clarinet, from amateur to advanced.