It’s such a luxury to me to have family around. People to talk to whom I not only care deeply about but also have a lot in common with. So this blog will probably not be very long since I am sitting in the living room with Elizabeth, Jeremy and Alex (Eileen is asleep). I have to be in Muskegon around 9:20 to accompany the high school violinist I have been practicing with. In the meantime I am making coffee for the three of us.
I am constantly amazed at what’s available online. The book linked above was footnoted in Diarmaid MacCulloch’s Silence: A Christian History. Motley is an Australian scholar and this work is about the relationship of Hellenistic concepts to evolving Western notions (Jewish and Christian). It’s two volumes and very erudite. I love it that I could read the preface and look at the table of contents instantly after seeing the book in MacCulloch
The Vice President wrote an article in yesterday’s NYT. I bookmarked it to read later.
I remember this guy well.
This article came up in a conversation with Jeremy (Daum, my son in law) this morning about historical genocides. This happened this week.
France goes nuts.
Japans asks for a rewrite of history. Ahem.
It’s after noon in Holland Michigan. This is very late for me to be blogging, but this is not unusual when I have visiting fam. Elizabeth, Alex and I spent time in the kitchen being quiet so Jeremy could rest.
After a while, I went and purchased bagels, cream cheese and lox. Eileen skipped the lox but Elizabeth Jeremy and I feasted on them. Very good.
I just got back from listening to Rhonda play portions of an upcoming recital. She is a good player and it is flattering to be asked. I know that the way I look at music is pretty unique (eccentric?). So much so that it won’t necessarily be that helpful to Rhonda. But I did give her my feedback for what it’s worth. And I do enjoy thinking about music and interpretation.
An academic organ dude on Facebook reported that he was surprised to see the famous early music person, Jordi Savall, use an electric tuner in a concert.
I eavesdropped on the ensuing comments and found this link to a tuner that will do different temperaments. If I ever get my harpsichord back in shape I will be interested in this.
Daughter Sarah put this interesting article up on Facebooger. A lot of idealism in this. Would that it would happen.
This dude was chair of the theology department when I was in grad school at ND. I don’t think he approved of my interdisciplinary degree. He felt that musicians should get a bachelors in theology before studying liturgy. I’m glad he didn’t win that one.
I have been following child soldiers longer than I have been reading the NYT online. Very disturbing practice: training the very young as killers. Glad to see these people released.
I clicked on this out of idle curiosity. The url is disclose.tv. This makes me not take it too seriously, but it’s kind of interesting.
Time and time again I have watched reporting that doesn’t take the deaths of the other seriously. Oops.