Monthly Archives: March 2012

Become a Star

On Sunday we celebrated someone who seems to have become a Star in a way that has something to teach the rest of us.  There were a couple of standing ovations for her, but there was also a silent standing … Continue reading

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Sackbuts, Crumhorns and Shawms

I contend they teach us how to survive the angry polarized culture in which we are currently living.  I realize it is a grandiose claim and completely ridiculous.  I still contend that it is so. Piffaro and the King’s Noyse … Continue reading

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I’m Not Sure What Just Happened

As I sat in the car preparing to drive home last night from a lovely older home near the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, just short walk from the world class Nelson Gallery, I kept saying, “What just happened?” … Continue reading

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Broken Open

The last few days have not provided time for writing nor have they provided content for blog posts.  Instead some of the hours have been filled with my attempt at birthing a book.  As with other births, there are labor … Continue reading

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Monkey Business

It is now referred to simply as “The Monkey.”  If ever it becomes a television series like “Cheers,” I fear I will be one of the characters in the ensemble cast.  I have kept my visits generally to a couple … Continue reading

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It can all change in a moment.

Yesterday was filled with people who have seen the edge of life.  For some it was life as they knew it, for others it was mortality itself. Good friend John and I met for coffee at the Monkey.  When I … Continue reading

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Whiplash

…not from an accident but from back to back evenings in two very different worlds. Tuesday evening was spent in an old bar across from a local college, listening to a lineup of a number of singer-song writers as a … Continue reading

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The Organ at Kauffman Center in KC

I have been waiting for months for this.  The venue was completely sold out, both the Hall with the Organ and the Hall in which the Opera “Nixon in China” was being performed.  The Big 12 tournament championship game was … Continue reading

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Horny Toms Display

Having now embarrassed my Siblings, horrified former parishioners, and with apologies to friends and acquaintances named Tom, let me explain the obvious.  (By the way I did not mention my children since as offspring of Mary Ann they probably didn’t … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Think I Could Do It

That discovery surprised me.  It’s what I do.  I have written over 800 blog posts, ranging in length up to 1500 or more words each.  Now that I have begun writing a book – very few pages written so far … Continue reading

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