Today I went to the local high school for one of my clarinet students’ lesson. When I got to the band room, I found another one of my students there. As I was talking to the student I was actually teaching today, the other student was playing something in the background. I recognized it, but couldn’t put my finger on it. When I finished talking I asked him what it was. He turned...
Pi as music. Incredibly beautiful.
Sharayah: *hurrying to the oven because the timer went off and being unable to find the kitchen light switch in the process* Ack!
Dad: (from another room) You all right?
Sharayah: Yeah, I couldn't find the light switch.
Dad: Oh, did we forget to tell you that we moved it?
Dad: Well, got to keep you on your toes.
Sharayah: Thanks, Dad.
Sharayah: *hurries to oven for second timer and finds the light switch on first try* Found it that time.
Dad: Oh, good. Glad to see there's a learning curve.
Sharayah: Thanks, Dad.
2010 Book-a-Week Challenge: You Should Date An... →
st-rita: JAN. 19, 2011 By CHARLES WARNKE Date a girl who doesn’t read. Find her in the weary squalor of a Midwestern bar. Find her in the smoke, drunken sweat, and varicolored light of an upscale nightclub. Wherever you find her, find her smiling. Make sure that it lingers when the people that are talking to her look away. Engage her with unsentimental trivialities. Use pick-up lines and laugh...
A topic that’s come up in my personal study has been grief or mourning, which is really not a fun thing to study. But it seems to me that it’s important, so I’m trying to learn why. 2 Samuel 3:6-38 speaks of one instance of mourning that stood out to me. In verse 31 David commands his men to mourn the death of a good man. And it doesn’t really make sense to me. How...
Today's To-Do List
Go to Chapters and drink wonderful coffee Dress nice (Rita says it increases academic productivity, so I’m willing to try. Though lack of leggings and warm weather mean nice jeans instead of a dress.) Email SooYoung with answer and resume Send resume to Symposium Listen to Sunday’s sermon Read Bible Read Captivating Write HoAI paper Write jazz posts Read Spiritual Rhythm ...
Joy: What is your shirt? LOL sideways?
Sharayah: No! It's the Green Lantern!
David, Justice, and Mercy
I was reading in 2 Samuel 24, and thought this was an interesting story. I had just finished reading the chapter on prayer in Richard Foster’s Celebration of Discipline, so what stood out to me first was the way David prayed. Foster says, “In our efforts to pray it is easy for us to be defeated right at the outset because we have been taught that everything in the universe is already...
Spring Break To-Do List
Reading list (Celebration of Discipline, last four Harry Potter books, Phantom of the Opera, Oracle of Stamboul, Pride and Prejudice, Prague Counterpoint, Munich Signature, Jerusalem Interlude, Canticle of Leibowitz, Captivating) (too much for one week?) Play flute daily (I really do not like the flute, but I’d rather not embarrass myself at our jazz concert)(Failing at this. Two days...
Thanks for the follow thenewfilo!
akio: Now. Nuclear fall out front Have to evacuate people. Make sure no radiation poisoning. Japan might not have capacity to deal with all these nuclear fallouts(there can be more nastier explosions and leaks, and contaminations.) and future of nuclear power in Japan? Silly to ask. The contamination from this could haunt people for generations (that’s what Hiroshima Nagasaki people...
Post-earthquake Japan, by the numbers (via Kyodo... →
inothernews: 433 confirmed dead 784 people reported missing Amount of radiation released inside a control room at Fukushima nuclear power plant “1,000 times normal” 3,000 residents ordered to evacuate from a 10-mile radius and a 3-mile radius around two nuclear power plants, respectively 3,400 buildings damaged or completely destroyed 200 fires 181 nursing or welfare homes damaged 1,800...
I was practicing conducting for Community Band rehearsal tonight. There was something in my score that I wanted to mark, but I didn’t have a pencil. I got up to look for one and took a step toward another desk when my cell phone, which was sitting on my desk, went off. I was startled and immediately assumed a fencing stance with my baton. I don’t know what I’m more disturbed...
The Talk or Why I Love Teaching Jazz Band, Part 2 ...
I cannot write in verse, for I am no poet. I cannot arrange the parts of speech...– Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart I can’t think of a better way to justify the fact that I use nearly as many sounds as words when I make sentences. :)
Thank you for the follow, pianosarebetterthanmen!
There is no perfect spiritual life without music. The soul has certain regions...– Dr. Jerry L. Jaccard from “Moral and Spiritual Education Through Music in a Secular World”