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...]

More Photos from #GenCon

Several people asked me to share photos from GenCon, and so here are some more, which I took and thus am not in, illustrating some of the costumes and sights. First, there's Doctor Fett with an Imperial Guard, as two universes collide! Redshirts, a clever idea for a Star Trek game: Balloon Cthulhu: A Jawa [Read More...]

More #DoctorWho at #GenCon: Meeting Peter Davison

I had a great day at GenCon today. Here are some more Doctor Who photos, including me grinning like an idiot when meeting Peter Davison! And just in case Steven Moffatt doesn’t reunite classic and more recent Doctors for the 50th anniversary, GenCon brought them together, more than once. Here’s one example: [Read more...]

#DoctorWho and Cardhalla at #GenCon

On one side of the exhibit hall, Who North America has a store, with a TARDIS and a Dalek. I will try to get someone to take my picture with them before the end of the day! I'm glad I went to get Peter Davison's autograph when I did. There was no line then, while [Read More...]

Gearing Up For GenCon

I stopped by on Wednesday, before the official start of GenCon, to pick up badges and event tickets from will call at the Indianapolis Convention Center, thinking that it would be less busy then than on the day I'm attending. That is presumably true, but it was incredibly busy even so, with impressive lines, but [Read More...]

Go Ahead and Play Again

I returned to the public piano in front of Indianapolis’ Central Library today, this time with my son, who plays the violin. We played “Berceuse” by Ottorino Respighi, one of our favorite pieces for violin and piano, and also did some improvisation together. I also played and sang “You Raise Me Up” and my son [Read More...]

Engage: Faith and Science

Via the Butler Connection, I learned about this upcoming event: University of Indianapolis Professor of Biology Dr. John Langdon and former microbiologist/current pastor of Cross and Crown Lutheran Church Rev. Christine Wulff  will discuss the intersection of faith and science at the Center for Faith and Vocation, 4615 Sunset Ave., beginning at 6:30 p.m.Friday, Aug. 23. Have you [Read More...]

Go Ahead and Play

I stopped by to play the piano in front of Central Library in downtown Indianapolis today, and one of the librarians came out and took my picture and recorded a little bit. It is now on their web site. You can learn more about the “Go Ahead and Play” project, and the Women’s Fund of [Read More...]

I’m Going to GenCon!

GenCon is a fun annual event here in Indianapolis. This year, I’ll be going for the first time. Peter Davison and Walter Koenig will be there. I will probably wear a costume. Given the focus of my fandom, I feel it really ought to be something Doctor Who related, rather than the Star Trek uniform [Read More...]


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