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Singing Ringing Tree

A recent day trip to the Main Headlands revealed an unexpected musical interlude when the wind whistled through the open pipes of a structure built near one of the old forts just north of the Golden Gate bridge. I Googled it when I got home, but couldn't find anything. I did however, find evidence of a Wave Organ built on a jetty east of the bridge – I'll have to check that out. I also found the Singing Ringing Tree in northern England and this video of the haunting sounds it makes.



I made a wonderful new connection the other day with Michael Jones, a talented pianist, consultant, and writer/thinker on the subject of beauty, leadership, and the power of imagination in forming our collective experience.

He is in the middle of some projects that I look forward to hearing more about, but in the meantime I wanted to introduce him and his writings to those of you who don’t yet know him, and take you to some audio clips where you can hear his delightful music…


This is an example of a particularly ‘feminine’ use of technology… taking a ubiquitous marketing tool and through a personal connection with grace & beauty, transforming it into a carrier of light and forgiveness.

A friend of mine’s father just died.

She’d been caring for him for a long time now, and when he passed, she did something beautiful. She transformed her personal grief into collective grace by creating a blessing, an inspired gift (click here for yours – make sure your computer’s sound is on), and sending it out into the world.

This is an example of what I mean when I talk about a particularly
‘feminine’ use of technology…

She’s taken one of those ubiquitous ‘auto-responders’, the latest craze in marketing, and through her own connection with grace &
beauty transformed this mundane tool into a carrier of light, love and forgiveness. Now that seems like something worth marketing.