I remember the night the idea of the Open House show was conceived. I was sitting by the Brisbane River, sometime in 1995. I dreamt of a show that explored life and faith with authors, artists and activists; a show with a national audience and live music. The dream became a reality. That's why I'm

After months of planning, designing and tweaking, I'm excited to welcome you to my new blog on life, faith and contemporary spirituality. You'll find articles to read, book chapters to download, talks and interviews to listen to, videos to watch, and more. I'm even giving books away for FREE!

With 70 percent unemployment and 80 percent of its people living in poverty, Haiti merits its label as the most impoverished nation in the western hemisphere. Electricity is irregular, as is the water supply. The landscape is baron as 97 percent of the trees have gone. One in 14 Haitian children never reach their first