New Song: GOOD FRIEND by Steve Bell

My friend Heather Bishop (singer/songwriter/ painter/ activist) has a little cabin in southern Manitoba that I have taken the liberty of dubbing Bishop’s Barque. A ‘barque’ is a simple, small sailing vessel to take one out to sea. Given my history of the...

Reflecting on “Burning Ember”

BURNING EMBER “Judge for yourself how great man is – how great man may become. God abides in him and he in God so that Christ himself and not a man lives in a devout Christian; the whole soul becomes Christ’s, just as the iron in burning coal becomes fire...

Blogs and Videos

a a ON THIS PAGE: An overview of Steve’s most read blogs and watched videos from the last year. a a BLOGSa Avatar, Parsnips and Aboriginal Agony ~ Steve Bell I have to admit that I loved Avatar – the movie. I know the writing is a bit lame and there are all...

Blast From The Past

  Check out two new songs I recorded for CBC’s Manitoba Covers Project. To listen, click HERE I got a call from Kinsey Posen (producer / CBC) this past spring asking if I would be part of a new project CBC was putting together. They wanted to record several...

Compassion Fatigue? Me too.

I don’t know how the recent disaster in Pakistan has hit you – but the first response I had on hearing about it was…well,  weariness. I deliberately didn’t pay much attention at first because, frankly, like for so many others, it has been a bit...

Nuf foolin’ around!! Back to work!!

Hi, everyone!  I suppose, if you’re like me, you’ve already made the mental switch and are starting to gear up for the fall.  It’s sad to think summer is almost done, but it’s energizing at the same time to begin to anticipate the fall’s...

Report on My Recovery

Folks have been asking how my arm is doing, and I’m happy to say it finally feels like there is some progress. If you haven’t been following, last year about this time my left arm developed a bit of pain in the elbow which I pretty much ignored all summer...

Report From “The Rock”

Nance and I are safe and sound, home from three days in St. John’s Newfoundland (The Rock) where we attended the 2010JUNO Award celebrations. Although beleaguered by fog and rumors of the possibilities of being stranded there as a consequence of...

Protected: About a Catholic Priest and a Young Boy

These days there is much in the press about the Catholic church’s inadequate response to her structural vulnerability to predation. I do not wish to detract one bit from the seriousness of the situation or the unspeakable pain of the victims of the abuses. And...

Off to the JUNOS!

Friday afternoon Nance and I leave for “the Rock” –  St. John’s Newfoundland  – to attend this year’s JUNO Awards. We weren’t planning to go, but a friend had some extra air-miles and thought we ought to  be there. Yay! For...
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