Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bob Bennett, Interview #147

Name: Bob Bennett
Where you live:  Costa Mesa, CA (behind the OC Curtain)
What you do as a vocation or avocation?: Singer-Songwriter-Recording Artist
Your two favorite books:
His audio CD "The Best Cigarette" is a free download HERE.
Book of Common Prayer (1928 edition with incomparable English)
Your two favorite songs:
Gloria in Excelsis (text from the BCP, musical setting by Healy Willan)
"Birth of a Song" by Steve Bell (Canadian, criminally unknown here in U.S.)
(Sh-h-h: Here's a LINK to the whole song!) 

Why you are interested in spirituality?
I'm most interested in an approach to  spirituality that integrates with and
affirms the necessity and blessing of physical, human existence. In other
words, not ascending somewhere beyond to get away from the here-and-
now. In my Christian faith tradition, the Incarnation of Jesus is the Big
Indicator that truth-in-theory is of little use until you hang your life,
conduct, and choices on it … until truth is, in the old parlance, "made flesh".
Your favorite quote:
"The artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs." -- G.K. Chesterton

"I prefer clarity over agreement."  -- Dennis Prager
Your favorite web sites: -- Never take "no" for an answer on a "missing" web page. -- Movie trivia is my favorite part of any listing. -- Almost everything with variable accuracy!
Your hero?
I'm a "Jesus Guy", so as expected … Him!
A spiritual lesson you hope to learn?
How to be a better human and a better Christian while driving.

To better lose my life so I can truly find it. (Matthew 10:39)
Contrary to _everything_ our culture proclaims, it really is NOT all about me.
A place in the world where you feel spiritually "connected?"
Wherever great music is being made and really listened to!

Editor's Note: Bob's web site is

Blog readers can be directed to one of Bob's songs for listening and/or download: "Altar in the Field"
Or check out Bob's songs on YouTube
and/or  Small Graces

Monday, July 4, 2011

Sharmen Lane, Interview #146

Name: Sharmen Lane
Where you live: Concord, CA
What you do as a vocation or avocation? Speak!  Empowering people with inspiration is my passion!
Your two favorite books: Gone with the Wind and Atlas Shrugged
Your two favorite songs: Forever and For Always (Shania Twain) Eye of the Tiger (Survivor)
Why you are interested in spirituality? I just believe that there is a force so much bigger and far more powerful that ourselves.  When you connect with Spirit miracles happen!
Your favorite quote: "Blowing out someone else candle, doesn't make yours shine any brighter" Eleanor Roosevelt
Your favorite web sites: and
Your hero? Eleanor Roosevelt
A spiritual lesson you hope to learn? Silence
A place in the world where you feel spiritually "connected?" mountain tops

Sharmen's web site: