WATCH Bono (who’s never shied away from sharing his thoughts) say that TRUMP would devastate America and is “The worst idea…”

(Photo YouTube)U2 lead singer Bono appeared on “CBS This Morning” to discuss a bunch of topics with co-host Charlie Rose, and inevitably, Donald Trump came up. Bono, who’s never shied away from sharing his thoughts on politics suggested that the GOP contender for president, if elected, could devastate the country.“America is like the best idea the world ever came up with,” the vocalist said. “But Donald Trump is potentially the worst idea that ever happened to America. Potentially. Could … [Read more...]

Ken Medema and Frank Schaeffer talk about change, creativity, social justice, music, and art. Wild Goose Festival 2016 WATCH

I had a chance to interview Ken Medema at the (terrific!) Wild Goose Festival this summer. Ken was (born Kenneth Peter Medema on December 7, 1943, in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is a composer-singer-songwriter who has been performing in the United States, Canada, and Europe for more than forty years. Some of his best known songs began as live improvisations.Ken Medema was born almost blind; his eyes let him tell light from shadow and see outlines of major objects. He began playing the piano when … [Read more...]

ORLANDO? TRUMP? HATE? July 7-10 let’s PUSH BACK! so…please do NOT miss the Wild Goose Festival… now MORE THAN EVER!

will i see you there? click for tickets now is what I'll be speaking on:Frank Schaeffer Frank Schaeffer is an artist and a New York Times bestselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. Frank is a much sought after speaker and has lectured at a wide range of venues from Harvard’s Kennedy School to the Hammer Museum/UCLA, Princeton University, Riverside Church Cathedral, DePaul University and the Kansas City Public L … [Read more...]

Is Hayley Williams Jesus? Here is What Empathy and Co-Suffering Love Looks Like in Action (From a Source You’ll Never Guess!) WATCH, LOVE & CRY

youtube  photo Remember that dumb line "What would Jesus do?" Well next time ask "What would rock star (Hayley Williams) do that makes her be Jesus to someone?" ... "Anyway, here’s the video. It’s a short clip from a Paramore concert in Rio Di Janeiro. It’s a clip from a song called “Misery Business,” and it’s only two minutes long, so I’m going to need you to watch it. The clip starts with the band pulling a fan up onto the stage. She lets out a primal scream, and for a moment, she holds the … [Read more...]

If You Haven’t Watched These 4 Adele Video clips You Might as Well be Dead

 photo the GuardianHere's the way to survive so-called "Black Friday"-- It all starts with the Adele Video that now has over 500 million (you heard right) downloads... then there's the hilarious rest... WATCH! ENJOY! SURVIVE! A Thanksgiving Miracle - SNLJimmy Fallon, Adele & The Roots Sing "Hello" (w/Classroom Instruments)Adele at the BBC: lookalike talent contest... When Adele wasn't Adele... but was Jenny!Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest bo … [Read more...]

Are you (like me with my grandchildren) trying to get the good stuff into their heads first ahead of the marketing crap?

I need something from you... pleaseI want your voice in my new book. Please write me an email/letter to about what you are doing for your children and/or students to open doors to creativity for them. Also... who opened those doors for you? 10 words to 500... and this is a letter and doesn't have to be perfect, just true and heartfelt. What are you passing on to those you love most? How are you doing it? What bothers you about our culture that you are trying to … [Read more...]

Please Watch My 2 Min Vid Asking For You to Write me a Letter For My New Book For me to Publish

Will you watch this then help? I would love to hear from you at frankaschaeffer@aol.comDear Family, Will you help me by writing something for me to include in my new book?I’m writing a new book on children, art, and family and what to pass on to those we love most. Will you write me an email today about who and what most inspired you as a child to love art, music, dance, poetry, reading, nature and learning? Will you share what you are doing for and with your children, g … [Read more...]


My friend Dave Felten of Living the Question, did me a huge favor: he took me to a Snarky Puppy concert in Boston last night. Being filled with joy by Snarky Puppy's performance was a terrific experience. They are on a 3-month tour. This was one of their first gigs. If they play with the energy and unreserved empathy they shared with us on the rest of their global tour I wonder if they will survive!Puppy gave us everything-plus. Snarky Puppy  serves as a great example of a timeless artistic e … [Read more...]