The other day I read this article in the New York Times about people who believe untrue things despite strong evidence to the contrary. Â In addition to this, people read chain emails and scam pages on social networking sites and believe them without asking questions about the veracity of the claims.
I recently received an email [...]
It’s too bad. There are so many closed-minded people. In New Berlin, WI, plans for a low-income housing unit have been underway. When this was announced to residents, they sent the mayor emails asking him to reconsider for various reasons, including an increase in crime, an increase in property taxes, and home/property [...]
Can spending time outdoors make you a calmer, smarter person? What about classrooms – should they include time outside? According to this article on Science Daily’s website, yes. They say that there’s a bacteria that there is a bacteria commonly found in soil that people often breathe in or ingest, and that [...]
A few weeks before the semester ended, Jerry and I went to visit my sister in La Crosse. While we were there, we went up to the top of Grandad’s Bluff. We took some pictures and video. Here are some of the better pictures.
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And here are a couple [...]
Last summer we planted a variety of things in our garden. Â We had brussel sprouts, broccoli, strawberries, and three varieties of lettuce. Â We got a good deal of lettuce out of it, but the broccoli and brussel sprouts were too difficult for us beginners to cultivate. Â Squirrels got all the strawberries, so this year we’re [...]
For some interesting thoughts on religion and politics, readÂ Why Do Christians Try to Impose Their Beliefs on Our Politics? on Alternet. Â This interview with the author of Taming the Gods is an interesting look at these topics spanning continents. Â InÂ Republicans v Secular America, Dan Kennedy follows up on the idea of the imposition of religious [...]
Are you trying to figure out what to get me for my birthday?Â Or another occasion?Â Or, do you just feel like being nice and giving me something to let me know you were thinking of me (just send me an email or give me a call and we’ll chat – no need to spend [...]
It was January in Wisconsin and we froze to see people play music in support of Amnesty International.
Here’s a clip of Martin Moore and Brian Farvour (both fromÂ The Identity Theft) withÂ Jerry Locke andÂ Gary Gilstrap playingÂ The Identity Theft’s new song 1:45. It rocked!
This is the song that Jerry and co. ended their set with. I really [...]
I have enjoyed, quite geekily, listening to recordings of the choirs I’ve been in over the years. This particular year was my sophomore year and we had traveled to Washington, DC and performed at the US Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, MD and the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. [...]
The school year of 1994-1995 was very fun, choir-wise. we performed some great jazz songs (see Blue Skies and Come Home), a jazzed-up vocal version of Bach’s Organ Fugue, and some high-energy crowd pleasers (Bridge Over Troubled Water, Steal Away, and Betelehemu).
Here are the songs:
More Than You Know
Bridge Over Troubled Water
See, The [...]