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.