Constant search for titilation

When I consider my day, I’m amazed at how much of my time is used attempting to stimulate myself in some way. I wake up, and I often start by checking the news on the BBC. I look to see if there is some new political intrigue happening in the world. On some...

The problem with self-acceptance

I wonder if the language of self-love and self-acceptance is the right kind of language to wrap around the problem of personal psychological development. Without question, there is something right about it. There is a place where you have to come to terms with...

The Truth of a Phrase

The Truth of a Phrase One of the great joys of my life is being the accompanist for the multiple Grammy Award-winning KC Chorale. When I first started playing for the Chorale a few years ago, I had an experience that I have come to call the “truth of a phrase.” We...

The elliptical underwear argument

“I got finished early, but I’m still going to swim. I don’t think I can swim on an empty stomach though. If I swing by, will you bring a banana out to me?” “Well, of course,” I replied. “I’ll have to put some pants on...

Hell

I haven’t really read Berdyaev since my 20s. I think that David Bently Hart says somewhere that your 20s is the correct age to stop reading him, however, I heard Kalistos Ware mention him in a lecture, and it brought back some fond memories. I’ve found a...

Ulysses – Tennyson

Good poem. Ulysses – Alfred, Lord Tennyson IT little profits that an idle king, By this still hearth, among these barren crags, Match’d with an aged wife, I mete and dole Unequal laws unto a savage race, That hoard and sleep, and feed, and know not me.         5...
2017 Week 3 Carols Collected

2017 Week 3 Carols Collected

Instead of filling requests for my final week of carols, I wound up matching wits with the irrepressible John Conahan. He has a tumescent personality and a fecund musical mind, so it’s always great fun for me when he has time to come out to play. Originally,...