Community of Goodness

with Larry Long & Tom Thibodeau

Mondays at 8:30AM

Larry Long is an American singer-songwriter who has made his life work the celebration of everyday heroes. He has written and performed hundreds of ballads celebrating community and history makers. Author and historian Studs Terkel called Long “a true American Troubadour.” When Pete Seeger was told that Larry was often referred to as the Pete Seeger of Minnesota, Pete replied, “I would be honored to be called the Larry Long of New York.”

Through a curriculum called Elders’ Wisdom, Children’s Song, Larry has brought elders into schools for over thirty years to share their life stories with students. Over one-thousand of these life stories have been recorded and honored by Long with youth in song.

Now a Smithsonian Folkways recording artist, Larry has sung at major concerts and festivals throughout the United States and world.

Long is a recipient of the Bush Artists Fellowship, the Pope John XXIII Award, Leadership In Neighborhood Fellowship (St. Paul Companies), Sustainability Award, and In The Spirit of Crazy Horse Award for his work in forgotten communities.

www.larrylong.org

www.communitycelebration.org

 

Tom Thibodeau is the Distinguished Professor of Servant Leadership at Viterbo University  in LaCrosse, Wisconsin where he has been teaching for 37 years. He is the founder of the Master of Arts degree in Servant Leadership at Viterbo, the only master’s degree in servant leadership in the country.

Tom speaks locally, regionally, nationally and internationally of the growing servant leadership movement. Thibodeau is featured in a Ted Talks on “The Positive Power of Servant Leadership’.

 Tom is a founding member of the Place of Grace Catholic Worker in LaCrosse where for the last twenty five years they have been serving, food, hospitality, and human dignity.

Thomas Thibodeau just received the 2021 Community Service Award from the City of Lacrosse. He’s the 153rd recipient of this award, an award not based on physical wealth but for that which one gives back to their community. As Tom often says, “Service is love made visible.”

www.tomttalks.com

Community of Goodness is merely one more extension of Tom and Larry’s shared work with hopes that it will help inspire and reinforce your love and commitment to others.

Recorded at Sound Strations Audio in La Crosse, Wisconsin by composer, producer, and engineer Brett Huus. Brett founded the studio in 1993 and is the recording rngineer for the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, and Professor of Recording Technology at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.  

www.soundstrations.com

Larry Long is an American singer-songwriter who has made his life work the celebration of everyday heroes. He has written and performed hundreds of ballads celebrating community and history makers. Author and historian Studs Terkel called Long “a true American Troubadour.” When Pete Seeger was told that Larry was often referred to as the Pete Seeger of Minnesota, Pete replied, “I would be honored to be called the Larry Long of New York.”

Through a curriculum called Elders’ Wisdom, Children’s Song, Larry has brought elders into schools for over thirty years to share their life stories with students. Over one-thousand of these life stories have been recorded and honored by Long with youth in song.

Now a Smithsonian Folkways recording artist, Larry has sung at major concerts and festivals throughout the United States and world.

Long is a recipient of the Bush Artists Fellowship, the Pope John XXIII Award, Leadership In Neighborhood Fellowship (St. Paul Companies), Sustainability Award, and In The Spirit of Crazy Horse Award for his work in forgotten communities.

www.larrylong.org

www.communitycelebration.org

Tom Thibodeau is the Distinguished Professor of Servant Leadership at Viterbo University  in LaCrosse, Wisconsin where he has been teaching for 37 years. He is the founder of the Master of Arts degree in Servant Leadership at Viterbo, the only master’s degree in servant leadership in the country.

Tom speaks locally, regionally, nationally and internationally of the growing servant leadership movement. Thibodeau is featured in a Ted Talks on “The Positive Power of Servant Leadership’.

Tom is a founding member of the Place of Grace Catholic Worker in LaCrosse where for the last twenty five years they have been serving, food, hospitality, and human dignity.

Thomas Thibodeau just received the 2021 Community Service Award from the City of Lacrosse. He’s the 153rd recipient of this award, an award not based on physical wealth but for that which one gives back to their community. As Tom often says, “Service is love made visible.”

www.tomttalks.com

Community of Goodness is merely one more extension of Tom and Larry’s shared work with hopes that it will help inspire and reinforce your love and commitment to others.

Recorded at Sound Strations Audio in La Crosse, Wisconsin by composer, producer, and engineer Brett Huus. Brett founded the studio in 1993 and is the recording rngineer for the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, and Professor of Recording Technology at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.  

www.soundstrations.com

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Celebrating Joy with Troubadour Larry Long and Storyteller Tom Thibodeau

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When you’re in the presence of ultimate goodness there is joy. You can purchase pleasure.  You can produce happiness, but joy is a gift.  Friends are a gift, and they bring us joy.  We enjoy being with our friends.  We waste time with our friends. We hang out with our friends and when we think about them, they put a smile on our face and a skip to our soul saying, “Hello friends.  Hello brother and sister.  It’s just good to be with you.” 

Featured Songs:  Wonderful World |  Words & music by George Weiss & Bob Thiele; Farm Song | Words & music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 1974Renewed 2022 BMI;  I’m Falling in Love with You | Words & Music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 1982; Renewed 2022 BMI. 

Celebrating Summer and The Driftless with Troubadour Larry Long and Storyteller Tom Thibodeau

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The elder storyteller of the Driftless is Ben Logan. In his memorable book The Land Remembers he writes this about summer, “I went out to the cornfields. I knelt by a stock of corn along with the other sounds.  I could hear my heart beating.  The ground was damp against my knees.  The sweet sticky smell of the growing corn was everywhere.  A light breeze started the leaves whispering.  I put my ear up against the stalk.  There was something there. It was a little stretching, popping noise, that could have been the corn pushing upward.  I moved my ear away from the stalk and the sound was gone.  I tried several times, each time the sound was there.  I had heard corn growing.  It was a pleasant secret I carried with me through the days.”    As Larry Long writes in his song Going Home to the Driftless, “A hoot owl is calling. A coyote howling. Down in the wetlands a north wind blows.  Moonlight on the water.  No need to go farther than right where I am. In this place I call home.”

Featured songs:  Going Home to the Driftless | Words & music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 2021 BMI;   Dr. Bauer You Mean the World To Me | Words & music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 2021 BMI | Isabelle |  Words & music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 2021 BMI. 

Honoring and Embracing Justice with Troubadour Larry Long and Storyteller Tom Thibodeau

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Justice is being in the right relationship with one another.  Justice is giving back to people what is rightfully theirs. Making justice visible and having the courage to confront it.  All of us have an opportunity to provide dignity, freedom, and respect to each other every day.  Tell the truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth, and things will go well for you. This is the work of justice. 

Featured Songs:   Love Will Lay Hatred (Honoring Leonard Peltier) | Words & Music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 1989; Renewed 2022 BMI;   George Floyd (Say His Name) | Words & Music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long  2021 BMI; Lift Every Voice & Sing (Black National Anthem) by James Weldon Johnson. 

Honoring Farmers with Troubadour Larry Long and Storyteller Tom Thibodeau

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Where does all the food on our tables come from?  From people who work the land, grow the crops, care for the animals, and make sure we have enough to eat.  Those are your people.  Those are my people.  Give a prayer tonight for the farmer. Give a word of thanks for their labor.  

Featured Songs:   Pope County Blues | Words & Music by Larry Long |  Copyright Larry Long 1977; Renewed 2022 | BMI;  Hauling Freight, No Fences (Honoring Gerald Johanneck: A Truck Driver’s Life) | Words & Music by Larry Long with Youth from Wabasso, Minnesota | Copyright Larry Long 1988; Renewed 2019 | BMI;  Grandma’s Penny Sale | Words & Music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 1982 | BMI

Honoring our Veterans and Armistice with Troubadour Larry Long and Storyteller Tom Thibodeau

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Veterans Day is celebrated around the world as Armistice Day.  Veterans Day grew out of the Armistice signed to put an end to World War I in 1918.  On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month the world goes silent for two minutes to reflect upon peace and how we can put an end to war.  As Army combat veteran and friend Max Siegrist shared upon returning from Vietnam, “If you want to help a veteran, put an end to war.”   

Featured Songs: Agent Orange: My Country ‘Tis of Thee | Words & Music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 1979 | BMI; All Gave Some, Some Gave All | Words & Music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 2011| BMI; Strangest Dream | Words & Music by Ed McCurdy |  Copyright Ed McCurdy 1950.  

Celebrating Daughters and Granddaughters with Troubadour Larry Long and Storyteller Tom Thibodeau

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There’s nothing more sacred and precious than the love we have for our daughters and granddaughters.   Filled with poetry, beauty, and goodness, they take us beyond who we truly are.  Helping us grow and mature.  Becoming our teachers, our guides, our mentors, and our love.   

Featured songs: Sweet Lura Rose | Words & Music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 1991 BMI;  I Believe in You | Words & Music by Larry Long (Adapted from Psalms 139) | Copyright Larry Long 1996 BMI |  Liliana | Words & music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 2007 BMI. 

Celebrating Love with Troubadour Larry Long and Storyteller Tom Thibodeau

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Service Is Love Made Visible

Isn’t it true that we’re reliant upon the service and love of other people every day?  Isn’t this what we have learned throughout the pandemic?   People going to work, caring for us, and providing the very necessities we need to stay alive.  Service is love made visible.  

Featured Songs:  My Love for You | Words & music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 2018 BMI: If You Love Someone | Words & music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 2018 BMI. 

Celebrating Faith with Troubadour Larry Long and Storyteller Tom Thibodeau

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Faith is an ordinary virtue that you and I experience all the time.   We have faith in the people we put trust in.  Through the love from others, we learn to love them because we have faith in them. We’re in rough waters right now in America.   So, let’s sit a little closer and put our faith in each other’s goodness. 

Featured songs: 

St. Francis | Words & Music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 2022 BMI;  We Thank You  | Words & music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 2022 BMI; Dr. Massey | Words & Music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 1976; Renewed 2022 BMI;  Amazing Grace | Words by John Newton | Music: Traditional.   

Celebrating Hope with Troubadour Larry Long and Storyteller Tom Thibodeau

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A lot of people are going through hard times today.  Our job is to be witnesses to hope. To keep the light on for those who are traveling in darkness.  Isn’t it comforting when traveling down rural roads late at night to go by a farmhouse and see one back porch light on just in case you are in trouble?  How is that we can provide light and hope for others?  Even in a weakened state hope can redeem the human race and all of creation. Now more than ever we need to be witnesses to hope. 

Featured songs:  Your Love | Words & Music by Larry Long| Copyright Larry Long 1986 BMI;  I Am the Water | Words & Music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 1991 BMI.  

Celebrating Courage with Troubadour Larry Long and Storyteller Tom Thibodeau

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Courage comes from the French word cœur, which means heart.  How is the condition of your heart?  Is your heart in it?  What are the things you know by heart?  What are the stories you will tell today that are heartfelt? Are you still tenderhearted, or warmhearted? We meet so many people today who are hardhearted, or coldhearted.  More importantly there are  so many people who are brokenhearted.  Take care of your heart.  It’s the source of our courage.

Featured Songs:  Run for Freedom |  Words & Music by Larry Long with Standing Rock Youth & Elders from the Oceti Sakowin Nation |  Copyright Larry Long Publishing 1981 BMI | Tree of Life | Words & Music by Larry Long |  Copyright Larry Long 2011 BMI.  

Celebrating Community with Troubadour Larry Long and Storyteller Tom Thibodeau

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New York Times Journalist and Author Thomas Friedman has a marvelous book called, “Thank You for Being Late.”   In that book Friedman reminds us that we must learn to live in the eye of the hurricane.  What’s in the eye of the hurricane?  Calm, stillness, quiet.  Yet, from within that space we can draw energy from the storm so we can be dynamic and stable in responding to the lives of each other.  He goes on to say that the best analogue for the eye of the hurricane is a healthy community, where people feel protected, respected, and connected. A place we all call home. 

Featured songs:  Every time I Look at Someone (Honoring Clara Beebe) | Words & Music by Larry Long with Youth & Elders from Lac Courte Oreilles Anishinabe Nation |  Copyright Larry Long 1999 BMI;  Eyes of My Father | Words & Music by Larry Long 2011 BMI:  Grandpa’s Song | Words & Music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 1992 BMI

Celebrating Hospitality with Troubadour Larry Long and Story Teller Tom Thibodeau

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Hospitality is predicated in generosity.  Generosity is predicated in gratitude.   You won’t give people the time of day unless you have a generous spirit.  Be generous with our kindness. Be generous with our patience.  Be generous with our compassion.  May we all have the courage to create a hospitable world where all are welcome. 

Featured songs:   Why Not Me Lord (Honoring Gladius Milton) | Words & Music by Larry Long with Children from Rural Alabama | Copyright Larry Long Publishing 1996 BMI ;  Lucky Jacob (For my son Jacob Amos Keith Long) | Words & music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 1989 BMI .   

Honoring Wisdom with Troubadour Larry Long & Storyteller Tom Thibodeau

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Wisdom is paying attention to the good stuff.  Not all old people are wise, but all wise people are old.  Age gives us an opportunity to look back to discern what is good, what is important, and what is significant.  That is why we look towards our elders for their wisdom, to point us in a direction, to give us a new calibration, to remind us of what is good, what is right, and what is just.  Whatever you pay attention to, you get more of, so why not pay attention to the good stuff. 

Featured songs:  Love of Life | Words & Music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 2011, BMI; Grandmother’s Home | Words & Music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 2021, BMI;  Chicky Chicky Boom |  Words & Music by Larry Long  2000, BMI

Celebrating Friendship with Troubadour Larry Long and Storyteller Tom Thibodeau

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Friendship is a sweet gift. Friends are people who have our best interest in mind.  Friends enjoy being in each other’s company.  Friends are people who join together for the common good.  We do so much more good together then we could ever do alone.  Friends wish each other well.  A friend takes joy in your success because friendship is truly the basis of community. 

Featured songs:  Building Community | Words & Music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 1996  BMI;  Mississippi Queens | Words & Music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 1976 BMI;  Michael | Words & Music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 1981 BMI

Celebrating Goodness with Troubadour Larry Long and Storyteller Tom Thibodeau

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Ever see a hospital built by cynics anonymous?  No, it’s good people who join together to do good work every day.  Wherever I go I meet good people who want to help me, serve me, and make my life a little bit better.  Isn’t it true that we reap what we sow?  If we are good, kind, and thoughtful it comes back to us.  If we are mean and cynical that comes back to us as well.  Let’s sow goodness and help make this world a little bit better one good deed at a time.  Thanks for all you do. 

Featured songs:   Well May The World Go | Words by Pete Seeger | Melody from Weel May the Keel Row | Copyright Pete Seeger  1973, BMI; In My Neighborhood | Words & music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 1991; Renewed 2022, BMI;  My Old Friend | Words & music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 2016, BMI.

Celebrating Spring with Troubadour Larry Long and Storyteller Tom Thibodeau

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Isn’t it wonderful?  People are coming alive to the sounds of Spring. Birds are singing.  Snow has melted. The creeks are whistling, “Oh to be mudluscious and puddle-wonderful again.”   The poet Mary Oliver captures this in her poem, Why I Wake Early.  

Hello, sun in my face.

Hello, you who make the morning

and spread it over the fields

and into the faces of the tulips

and the nodding morning glories,

and into the windows of, even, the

miserable and crotchety– . . .

Hello sun in my face.  Thank you for waking me up to absorb the beauty of creation that is expressed with each new day of Spring. 

Featured songs:  Garden Song by David Mallett | Copyright David Mallett, Chrysalis One Music Publishing Group, Ireland; Mujer Sobre La Montana by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 2020/BMI; Tu BiShvat by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 2022/BMI

Honoring the Sacred with Troubadour Larry Long and Storyteller Tom Thibodeau

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There are things in life that are not for sale, which we call sacred. Like the ring on my finger that was given to me after my father passed. It’s through these objects, memories, stories, and traditions that we are reminded of who we are. As in these sacred Midewiwin principles passed down through the generations by the Elders of the Anishinaabe Nation:
Honor the aged; in honoring them, you honor life and wisdom. Honor life in all its forms; your own will be sustained. Honor women: in honoring women, you honor the gift of life and love. Honor promises: by keeping your word you will be true. Honor kindness: by sharing the gifts you will be kind. Be peaceful: through peace all will find Great Peace. Be courageous: through courage all will grow in strength. Be moderate in all things: work, listen and consider, your needs will be prudent. Featured songs & spoken word: Some Things Are Not For Sale (Honoring Melvin Jones) | Words & Music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long Publishing 1996 BMI; Traditional Anishinaabe Honor Song | John Morrow from the Lac Courte Oreilles Wildcat Clan; MIZHAKWAD (Lucy Begay); OGABEGIZHIKOKWE (Ruth Harley); GAWEENAWIYA INDAMA KAMIGOSEEN AYZHITWAH YAHN (No One Can Take My Religion From Me)| Words & music by Larry Long with the community of Lac Courte Oreilles, Wisconsin | Copyright Larry Long Publishing 2015 / BMI |

Honoring Water with Troubadour Larry Long and Storyteller Tom Thibodeau

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“This is the same water that was here when dinosaurs were here.  There is no new water.  This is the only water we will ever know.  This is the same water my great ancestors drank from and harvested our wild rice upon. This water is sacred, because without water there’s no life.  You cannot drink oil.”  – Winona LaDuke,

Featured songs:  Along the Blue Highway by Larry Long ; Copyright Larry Long 1983; Renewed 2022 BMI | No More Pipeline Blues (On This Land Where We Belong); Music: Larry Long; Words: Larry Long, Winona LaDuke, Keri Pickett, Buffy Sainte Marie, Keith Secola, Pura Fe, Dorene Day Waubanewquay, Marian Moore, Pam Mahling; Copyright Larry Long Publishing 2021 BMI | Nibi Song by Waubanewquay Dorene Day; Copyright Waubanewquay Dorene Day 2009 BMI

Honoring Sheroes with Troubadour Larry Long and Storyteller Tom Thibodeau

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In this episode of Community of Goodness, we honor the dignity of Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Workers Movement, Mother Jones, schoolteacher, community organizer, and co-founder of the Industrial Workers of the World, and the immigrant women from more than fifty-one nationalities who led the 1912 Lawrence Textile Strike against unfair labor practices and child labor.    We truly do stand upon the shoulders of these remarkable women who had the courage to fight for a living wage and the rights of women throughout our nation, so children can get a good education and not be forced to work in the mills. 

Featured songs: “Bread & Roses” | Lyrics by James Oppenheim | Music by Mimi Farina and  

“We Love You Mother Jones” | Words & Music by Larry Long |  Copyright Larry Long 2022 | BMI

Honoring the Refugee with Troubadour Larry Long and Storyteller Tom Thibodeau

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“The New Colossus” is a sonnet by American poet Empoema Lazarus. She wrote the poem in 1883 to raise money for the construction of a pedestal for the Statue of Liberty. In 1903, the poem was cast onto a bronze plaque and mounted inside the pedestal’s lower level.  At the close of her sonnet it reads, “”Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.  Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Featured songs: American Hymn |  Words & Music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 1981 | BMI;  All The Way To Paradise | Words & Music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 2000 | BMI

Honoring Laughter with Troubadour Larry Long and Storyteller Tom Thibodeau

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Victor Borge, one of America’s real treasures, says, “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” Children under the age of five laugh or smile over three hundred times a day. Whereas people over the age of thirty-five laugh or smile roughly five times a day. We just don’t laugh enough. If we really want people to come together, we need to laugh together, play together, and be silly together more often. Featured songs: Catfish Rag performed by Larry Long, Billy Peterson, & Leo Kottke; Copyright Clay Riness & Larry Long 1991 | BMI; Talking Fishing Blues performed and adapted by Larry Long; Copyright 1961 (renewed) by Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc.

Honoring Public Service with Troubadour Larry Long & Storyteller Tom Thibodeau   

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We give thanks to the public servants who get in their trucks at four in the morning and make sure garbage is picked up.  Sanitation is taken care of and that we’re all kept safe from disease and malady. We give thanks to the public health workers who have put their lives on the line throughout this pandemic. We give thanks to the thousands of public citizens who serve the public good by sitting at the polls making sure our democracy works.

We give thanks to the public servants in office who have the courage to set aside their partisan differences on behalf of the common good, such as the Minnesota State Legislature who passed the most comprehensive firefighter well-being legislation in the nation in 2021. 

Minnesota Firefighter Initiative (MnFIRE) through their Hometown Heroes Assistance Program is now able to dedicate $4 million per year to ensure that every Minnesota firefighter will have access to the education, prevention and care needed to handle a cardiac, emotional trauma or cancer diagnosis.For more information: www.mnfireinitiative.com

Featured songs:  Building Community | Words & Music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 2022 | BMI;  Firefighter (Duty, Honor, Courage) Music by Larry Long | Words by Larry Long & George Esbensen (President of MnFIRE) | Copyright Larry Long Publishing 2020 | BMI 

Honoring the Gift of Silence with Troubadour Larry Long & Storyteller Tom Thibodeau   

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In our urgent rush to get there we are going everywhere but being nowhere.  Far too busy managing with transactive speed to lead with transformative significance.  Urgency is not just about speed, it’s about filling space. So, our spirits are like the teacup overflowing, and exasperated by urgency.   We need to let go, step back and make space for silence. 

The more peace there is within us the more peace there will be in our troubled world.  

Featured songs:  Liliana (For granddaughter Liliana) & He Gave His Life for Me | Words & music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 2020 | BMI

Honoring His Holiness the Dalai Lama & Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Troubadour Larry Long & Storyteller Tom Thibodeau   

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Honoring His Holiness the Dalai Lama & Archbishop Desmond Tutu

“I’ve always considered myself to be one of the seven million human beings, nothing special. So, on that level I have tried to make people aware that the ultimate source of happiness is simply a healthy body and a warm heart.”  – His Holiness the Dalai Lama

“We are made for goodness.  We are made for love.  We are made for friendliness. We are made for togetherness.  We are made for all the beautiful things that you and I know.  We are made to tell the world that there are no outsiders.  All are welcome.  Male, female, gay, or straight.  We all belong to this family, the human family, God’s family.”    –  Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Featured songs:   Light A Candle composed by Bob Killian and arranged | performed by Larry Long & Michael Johnson.  Copyright Bob Killian 1986 | BMI;  Tibet composed by Larry Long in honor of Gyatsho Tshering, featuring Venerable Monastery Monks Gendun Kelsang, Jumpa Thumpten, Lobsang Jungnes, Dolma and Yiga Tshering and family and friends & Gyuto Wheel of Dharma.  Copyright Larry Long 2011 | BMI.