Below is a statement I prepared and read to our MSO audience at our December 11 (2022) concert, featuring John Rutter's "Gloria." This was in response to various arts and humanities programs being cut at MU and other universities in... Continue Reading →
Television, Radio, and Podcast Guest Appearances "ABC News" Channel 21 Ft. Wayne (3 May, 2022) about preparing to perform "A Family Portrait" at Carnegie Hall "Third Gear Scratch" Podcast Interview (27 March, 2022) Allen Epley, frontman for Chicago-based rock band... Continue Reading →
When people are being loud and obnoxious outside your window and it suddenly begins raining really hard.
Lynn Household Banter: episode 4,786. This story requires a preface. I struggle with several spatially related issues, one of which includes having absolutely no sense which tupperware lid fits what container. It's a source of great delight for Robert who... Continue Reading →
Happiness is when the tornado siren lands in the same key as the orchestral score you're studying. How did Respighi know all those years ago????
Robert: (Crossing the eastern Missouri border) Illinois, a pretty smart state in spite of being smack in the middle of the midwest. Now that's one heck-uv-ah slogan.
I have just decided that working on your retirement plan should be an Olympic event.
My normally quiet, understated spouse suddenly began a lengthy monologue about Concannon's marvelous donuts in Muncie, Indiana. With zero argument or prompting from me, his voice went into molto crescendo apassionato as he became more and more vocally and gesturally... Continue Reading →