Lily and Madeleine

Above is the song “Back to the River” by local musicians Lily and Madeleine. Below are a few other songs of theirs, “Come to Me,” “And Tonight,” “Tired,” and “You Got Out.” They performed with Time for Three, Tony Styxx, and members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at the recent Happy Hour concert, and having [Read More...]

Eine Kleine MYO Music

Here are two videos of Metropolitan Youth Orchestra A performing at yesterday’s Invest in MYO concert at the Hilbert Circle Theater. [Read more...]

Spare Change Shift Change

Today was the second time I’ve seen it with my own eyes. The first time was years ago in Edinburgh. Today it was in Indianapolis. I was passing a spot (in this case, the ramp of the 29th and 30th Street exist from I-65) where one almost always sees someone begging. I saw as one [Read More...]

RIP Nelson Mandela

The news is just breaking that former South African president, and famous leader of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, has passed away at age 95. My condolences to his family, my South African friends, and Allan Boesak, colleague at Butler University and director of the new Desmond Tutu Center. [Read more...]

#DoctorWho @IndyCenLibrary

The Indianapolis Central Library has had Doctor Who displays up for most of this month, but I didn’t manage to get there to see them until today. And since I did, I thought I’d share pictures! I included one within the post and then a gallery – click on the thumbnails to see those full [Read More...]

Rainbow

In case you ever wondered what is at the end of the rainbow, I now have photographic evidence of the answer: the Butler University campus! There is severe weather in our area, but when the sun broke through the clouds, the result was spectacular. If you are anywhere in the region currently affected by the [Read More...]

Postcards from Butler

Today I learned of the existence of a history blog “Vintage Irvington.” It includes a couple of posts about, and pictures of postcards from, Butler College, which is what Butler University was called when it had its campus there in Irvington. [Read more...]

Venzago Returns!

I was delighted to get to hear the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra perform tonight, although dismayed that I had to leave at intermission. My son wasn’t feeling well, probably as a result of Halloween partying and candy consumption. But the first half was, fortunately, the part that I was most excited about. I love music of [Read More...]

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra Play-a-Thon

I am privileged not only to have my son benefit from the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra program of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, but also to get to play the role of accompanist myself sometimes, as I did in this year’s Play-a-Thon (as evidenced in the video above – sorry it starts a few seconds into the first piece, [Read More...]

Context Contest

Lots of people post pictures and then have a caption contest. But this photo seems to have its own “caption” included. What’s missing is the context. I took the photo of this sign in front of a local church here in Indianapolis. But what does it mean? Rather than try to find out the actual [Read More...]

Beyond Library Walls

Today’s Indianapolis Star includes an article by Stephanie Wang on academic libraries’ move in the direction of focusing on digital resources. The article mentions me, as I spoke with Ms. Wang on the phone the other day. She had heard from our dean of libraries, whom she also interviewed for the article she was working [Read More...]


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