Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cloud comes alive

Distant thunderhead, looking toward the coast.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Lara Logan Tells her Story

"I've got to be there because this is a moment in history that you don't want to miss."

It turned out to be worth missing. Advice to Western women: stay out of Islamic countries, and don't ever, ever marry a man hailing from one.

On that euphoric day when Egypt's Hosni Mubarak relinquished the power of his presidency, and many Americans seemed to join their hearts with those of Egyptians in the street yearning for the fresh air of freedom, CBS reporter Lara Logan was made a prisoner by a mob of freedom-loving Egyptian males who brutally assaulted her physically and sexually. The perpetrators have not been found, and it is unlikely that anyone is looking for them. Logan is convinced that had she not somehow been saved, she would have died. She is married and the mother of two very young children. At last she tells her story:

The transcript is here. Follow-up video on this page.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Some recent sightings at the homestead: of a distressed fledgling blackbird (don't know what became of him); some ibis (ibises?); Sam and his girlfriend Samantha; a water-starved toad (pretending disinterest); and my friend the red-bellied woodpecker.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Glory to God

by me, last of the compositions. It was fun while it lasted.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

That Holy Thing

Sung by Bethel McGrew, melody by mother Lydia, lyrics (except for last verse) by George MacDonald.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

My Jewish Gloria

Haven't scored the voices yet, but I will.

Friday, June 3, 2011

A Waltz

...written for the kids a long time ago as a practice piece when they were still studying piano, early to mid-90's.

An Ave Maria

by me.

An Agnus Dei

by me. No voices, yet.

Lamb of God

Another Mass part.

Holy, Holy

One of my own compositions, a Mass part, from back in the 90's.

Psalm 62

by John Michael Talbot

Fish of Gallilee, by Bob Ayanian

Monday, May 2, 2011