Mark began playing guitar at the age of 14. He had a natural aptitude for the instrument and soon many people were noticing his ability to express emotions through his playing. For many years he played in bands that performed in the New England area, playing styles that ranged from blues and country to pop and rock. In the mid-eighties, Mark took a hiatus from playing . When he started back again, he brought a new focus and desire to write and perform music that would be healing and uplifting. Mark currently performs at new-age venues and seminars. His performances have touched people in many cities, from Washington, DC to Montreal to San Francisco. In addition to his own performances he can be seen accompanying Becky Williams, an excellent singer/songwriter from the Boston area. PORTALS is an eclectic collection of twelve beautifully crafted tunes, of which nine are instrumental and three are vocal songs. It is healing, contemplative, inspirational music. Notes from inside the PORTALS CD: For much of my life I've tried to understand life's meaning, asking questions like Why am I here? What is God? and What is my relationship with God? Actually, at first I didn't realize I was seeking answers to just three basic questions. My first direction as a seeker explored the belief that there was more to life than what I saw on the surface, and that one could leave the body while still alive. Gradually, as I gained a greater understanding, I realized that my myriad questions could be sifted down to the three stated above. My experience has been that each of us has a unique relationship with God, that each of us is Soul, a spark of God. Along this journey of discovery there are opportunities to gain in our understanding of life. These opportunities are gates, or portals, into a deeper experience of ourselves in relationship to the rest of life, to God. This CD is the result of insights I have received in my years of searching and discovery. The pieces were either inspired by or remind me of these insights. In these liner notes I'll describe what I have received from each song. You may want to use these as contemplation seeds. In sharing this way, my hope is that you will receive your own insights, your own portals on your journey of discovery into your true nature.