Category Archives: The Bards of Balance

Calm the Mind

I am kicking off a Calm the Mind campaign for Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month. The purpose of the campaign is to help you manage stress and to raise funds for an accessible walk-in shower for Cindy. The following video … Continue reading

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Chef and Uncle Jerry

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At the the end of Cindy’s first 20 mile day we met Chef and Uncle Jerry, who seek to provide a service to the thru-hikers they are calling Pop-Up Trail Angels. You might call this an internship for Chef as … Continue reading

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Community Autonomy in Marion, Illinois

Autonomy enables a community to do what’s best for itself, often with greater success than with outside help.

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Community Networks along the ADT

I often speak of community alliance, though I now am leaning towards the concept of community networks.

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Community Oneness in Leadville Colorado

My favorite quote from the American Discovery Trail journey, one I share at virtually every talk, came from Leadville, Colorado. The goal of their community meals program was to “confuse who is giving and who is receiving.” I had another … Continue reading

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Lyrics for Empathy

During the walk across the country one of the original songs I often performed was Empathy, originally done by The Bards of Balance.  You can listen to Empathy on Jango.  Here are the lyrics to Empathy. Lyrics and Chords for … Continue reading

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