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 frankaschaeffer@aol.com 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...]

ENTER ! SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARKY PUPPY!

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...]

U2 Becomes Cirque du Soleil Meets George Balanchine Rock as a Surgical Strike

Last week my granddaughter Amanda (22), and me watched U2 do their stuff in Boston at the TD Garden-- the U2 INNOCENCE + EXPERIENCE TOUR 2015.The music was good (fuck that, perfect) but forget that for the moment. The real story was the production and the energy this old band displayed blowing all conceptions of lazy old rockers resting on their laurels out of the water. George Balanchine never produced a better or more precise ballet. This was rock as choreographed surgical strike.The m … [Read more...]

Peggy Campolo, Brian McLaren, My Granddaughter Amanda, and Me Having a Wild Time at Wild Goose!

Here's Peggy Campolo, one of my most loved and favorite people with me at Wild Goose, and Brian McLaren and Amanda, my 22 year old granddaughter who is visiting from Finland where she goes to the University of Helsinki. Amanda is studying sociology and to put it mildly we had a great time. She's been working on a project about USA mass incarceration of black men, so Amanda was thrilled at all the social justice projects at the festival... And here's someone looking at the show of my art at the fe … [Read more...]

Please Join me at the Wild Goose Festival (get 30% off your ticket too!)

I’d like to thank you for being a part of my life and thus part of my favorite event: the Wild Goose Festival this year! I donate my time to WG each year and pay my own expenses to get there as well as speak at WG, because I always am refreshed. This is my once-a-year church/cleanse/rejuvenate session. Join me please, maybe even buy me a beer! Will you help me spread this word? Please share the good news about Wild Goose with your network. You can share this also: when you or your friends use t … [Read more...]


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