Entries by Reggie Harris

Happy Thanksgiving to All!!

On this Thanksgiving morning, I wake and give thanks: For all who have not lost hope in a world that often makes the effort of keeping it alive so very difficult. For cheesesteaks and the many places that make them… really well! For no longer living in a place ALL the time with places that […]

High in the Air and “Ready to Go!”

Hi Friends and Music Family! I’m writing this to you from high in Canadian airspace. Now some say that musicians are high all the time, but we don’t need to go there. I’m making my way back from Calgary, AB where I was performing this weekend with my buds Greg Greenway and Joe Jencks. We […]

The Art of Collaboration and Balance

Looking back over the years, it appears that I was born to collaborate! Starting when I was 4 or 5, my mom, my sister Marlene, and I would gather at the piano on a Friday night at home there in Philly, and we’d sing hymns and other songs until bedtime. With the TV turned off and […]

For Whom the Mind Trolls

Yesterday was one of those days on my Facebook page! The Trolls came calling! Two of my posts, both political in nature but not accusatory in any real sense, attracted loads of attention from some truly ugly trolls as well as a host of angry supporters of Trump. They came in like fire ants, bearing ill […]

Come Take Your Seat on the Bus

Greetings and Peace, Good People! As many of you know, I have been part of the UU Living Legacy Project as Music Educator and a board member, for the last 6 years of so. My activity with LLP has provided me with some of the most incredible and heartrending challenges of my life. The experiences along […]

The Road is Long…Take a Sandwich

This morning I was reminded of a small cartoon that I saw, years ago, of two men in a hillside, having a moment. One was obviously a “disciple” who was standing in front of the other, pictured as an “Elder/Learned One”. The caption read, “The road is long….take a sandwich!” This week, as I read […]

Jesus as a Socialist?

 Merry Christmas to All… Peace on Earth and goodwill to those we like?  Or, something like that? Well, another year of holiday festivities is underway and, in the spirit of the season, we’ve got lights, trees and wonder… all going 24/7, as find ourselves deep into exclamations of joy, celebratory eating,  gift exchange and gift […]

The Growing Fusion

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”  Desmond Tutu This morning  I woke up after with the most joy in my heart as I’ve had for a while. The winter Solstice concerts that I shared over the weekend with Kim and our friends Magpie, (Greg Artzner and Terry […]

Destination NOLA and Hope

A year and a half ago, my friend and December birthday brother, Greg Greenway, told me about a place not far from New Orleans, Louisiana, that was being restored and re-interpreted as a site to tell the story of slavery’s plantation past in a real and unfiltered way. Greg said that the Whitney Plantation (originally […]

Post Debate Madness

Greetings from the Reggie Road! Here, in the aftermath of one of the low points in American presidential politics, is a lengthy reflection from one of the true giants of journalism. Former newsman, Dan Rather. Dan Rather was not a giant because of his entertainment value or his celebrity which he clearly also enjoyed. He […]