Friday, September 19, 2014

On #Freedom

"Freedom is about flourishing without permission.  Freedom is about claiming dignity in the face of a world that says you are not, that you cannot.  I believe in freedom."                      -Travis L. Williams, September 2014 

Friday, July 04, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

My Ode to Maya Angelou: "Good Mourning Maya"

Good Mourning Maya
By Travis L. Williams

Mother Angelou
Radiant being
Sacred window to elsewhere
To beauty unseen

Words that touch
Words that save
Have you any idea
How much you gave?

Beautiful Blackness
Proud without shame
Healer of the People
Shaman and Sage

I know you are here
Breathing with me now
Always and forever
A Rainbow in the Clouds



© Travis L. Williams 2014

Contact: TravisWPhD@gmail.com



Thursday, March 13, 2014

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Mark O'Connor Sidewalk Performance 3/24/13

The inimitable Mark O'Connor.  There are some musicians out there for whom I have no adequate words because no words will do them justice.  Legendary fiddler/violinist and composer Mark O'Connor is one of those musicians. Here he is playing on the sidewalk outside of the Balboa Theater in San Diego with guitarist Tony Ludiker.   Thanks to joyoffiddling for sharing the video.


Saturday, December 14, 2013

“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little coarse and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice? Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.” 

--Ralph Waldo Emerson