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On the Blessing of The Curse

December 27, 2011


This past weekend, all six of my grandpa Bohannan’s children, all but one of his seventeen grandchildren, and his oldest great-grandchild gathered in Apple Valley, California to celebrate his 80th birthday on Christmas day. The older I get, the more I appreciate these kinds of grand family gatherings because you never know when (or if) […]

On finding and killing our musical horcruxes

August 31, 2011


(What’s a horcrux, you say? Click here.) We all grow up with music. Sure all of us are exposed more to one kind of music than to others, and sure all of us develop different tastes and preferences, but we all grow up with music. Yet like religion and like politics, so much of what […]

State of the blog address: A Musical Spring is coming

July 28, 2011


Hello, friends and family. As you probably know, I started this blog a little over a year ago. Like many who have blogged and burned before me, I started it with the intention of introducing new people to the wonderful world of classical music. I wanted to convince my Facebook friends from high school, college and […]

A House of Hope

July 16, 2011


It’s probably fair to say that I may never share anything again on this blog that means as much to me as what I’m about to share with you, so thank you for stopping by and thank you for your willingness to listen. I wrote this song last week in Mexico while serving with some […]

Reflections from South Africa, Part 3: A More Perfect Union

July 1, 2011


(I shot this video of the South Cape Children’s Choir when we were in Mossel Bay, South Africa. The name of this song is “Hope for Resolution” by Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory. Click and listen while you read.) We, the people of South Africa, Recognise the injustices of our past; Honour those who suffered […]

It is what it is

May 20, 2011


I submit for your consideration: Kegasus. Yes, that was an advertisement for the Preakness, the second leg of thoroughbred racing’s prestigious and historic Triple Crown races. And in an effort to encourage the 21-40 year old demographic to buy a ticket and come to the infield on the day of the race, this is what […]

On being popular

April 22, 2011


Ah, yes. Being popular. Since I figure that most of you reading this are adults, you’re (hopefully) not really captivated with the idea of being popular like you might have been in your younger days.  But recently I’ve been thinking about how unpopular popular stuff is, and how misleading numbers can be if we don’t […]