25 years of writing songs, visiting schools and telling stories

March 2016 marks 25 years of working as an independent songwriter, storyteller, author and producer. I resigned from my job as a sales rep for Macmillan-McGraw-Hill Publishing Co in March 1991.  It was a risky decision at the time because we had five children under the age of 6. I was leaving a good paying job for lots of uncertainty but my best friend and dear wife, Ann Marie, supported the decision and we've never looked back. My heartfelt thanks to all of you who have invited me into your schools, libraries and community centers, and also to everyone that has purchased my books and CD's.  A special thanks to all of you who continue to support my work today. Many of the teachers and principals I got to know have retired over the years but new friends have also come along. I can't thank you all enough.

The photo above, taken in May 2014, shows some of my friends from the Mukwashi Trust School in Lusaka West, Zambia. Bridges of Peace and Hope is making connections between the Mukwashi School Community and classrooms and schools around the world. We will soon be launching an awareness and fundraising campaign to help build a high school and teacher resource center at the school. Please check back for new information when you can.