About

I am married to a wonderful woman, who is turning into a genealogist.  I have two sons, both grown, one of whom occasionally blogs. I also share my home with two cats and a bird

I started my career in music, studying composition with Bülent Arel, Charles Dodge, Jack Beeson, and others.  I taught at Antioch College, where, shortly after my first son was born, I had the privilege of teaching full time and conducting the Three Penny Opera while collecting unemployment.  This inspired me to find a more reliable way to feed my family, and I discovered that writing software was way easier than writing esoteric music.  I did this with some success for decades, and then retired.

I don’t listen to recorded music very much.  I play the piano, participate in amateur choruses, and I go to concerts. Before this blog, I would occasionally write mementos of memorable concerts.   Some of these essays I polished well enough to put on my wife’s website.  Now I put them in my blog.  I do not write about all that I hear.  For example, I listen to Cincinnati Symphony quite often, but only occasionally do I find I have something to say about a particular concert.

Since I write about religious topics, I need to tell you that I am a member of Eastern Hills Friends Meeting.  We are sometimes called liberal Quakers. At some point, I will probably try to explain what this means.

I was inspired to actually start blogging by the debate between the Young Earth Creationist and the Science Guy.  I have become convinced that I have something useful to say about science and religion.

The header picture is a view of our front door in downtown Cincinnati.  See Mementos.

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2 thoughts on “About

  1. It was so good to hear your voice here, and read about your experiences at the protest in Cincinnati. Sent a Happy Birthday wish to Footie. Holding thee and thine in the Light.

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  2. I would love to get in touch with your wife about Burgess genealogy! I sent her a Facebook message, but I don’t know if it will go through since we are not connected on FB. My email is jennycalvin0828 [at] gmail [dot] com. Thanks!
    Jenny

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