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...]

City Water

Yesterday was a momentous occasion. For the first time since moving to Indianapolis more than a decade ago, my family lives in a home connected to city water. It isn't that we moved. Citizens Water recently put a main on our street, where previous utility companies had not done so. And then Bedell Plumbing connected [Read More...]

Home at Last

I encountered some delays on the last leg of my trip here in the United States, due to weather. But otherwise everything went smoothly, and I am now back home in Indianapolis!   [Read more...]

Logan Airport

I love it when airports genuinely seem to understand that people find themselves there for long periods of time, and that something like free wi-fi can turn the wait from a hassle into time that is actually productive. For instance, one can post an update like this on their blog. Of course, Indianapolis International Airport [Read More...]

The Desmond Tutu Chair of Global Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation Studies

The president of Butler University, Jim Danko, made this announcement today: Dear Butler Community Members,   Butler University values its Indianapolis neighbors and opportunities to collaborate with them on innovative projects. This announcement concerns one such very fulfilling partnership.   During the 2012-2013 academic year, world-renowned South African theologian Allan Boesak held a joint visiting appointment at [Read More...]

The Grace in Being

The Sycamore School Middle School Symphonic Band recently premiered a composition by Julie Giroux, commissioned by the estate of Dr. Donald Johnson for them. I had the privilege of hearing it live at this performance, and am happy that it was recorded and I can now share it with you! [Read more...]

BSRI Press Release, Flyer, and Brochure

Some more information about the Butler Summer Religion Institute. There is a press release on the Butler web site, and there are also digital copies of a flyer and a brochure which can be circulated to those who are interested. [Read more...]

Peter Davison to be at Gen Con in Indianapolis

Another e-mail I received, this one from WhoNA: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Peter Davison at Who North America and GenCon (August 15-18, 2013) FROM THE OFFICIAL GENCON ANNOUNCEMENT: Gen Con Announces First 2013 Media Guest of Honor Fifth Doctor from Doctor Who Classic Series to Attend SEATTLE (April 16, 2013) – Gen Con LLC has announced that [Read More...]


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