A Never-Ending Quest for Understanding

Yesterday I attended the funeral of my friend Steve Webb. Steve was one of the first people I met in Indianapolis who didn't teach at Butler University. He taught at Wabash College for a long time, and then more recently at CTS. The funeral included numerous tributes from students of his, as well as from [Read More…]

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Mary Played while Joseph Sang

The person who shared this Christmas stamp from the UK suggested that it depicts Mary playing a Yamaha keyboard and Joseph with a microphone. What do you think?   [Read more…]

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Genesis: The Cinema Show

Recently brainstorming with colleagues, I mentioned to one who teaches Classics that there are references to classical literature in really old Genesis lyrics, such as “The Cinema Show.” And since it also contains one of my favorite keyboard solos to play at the end, here it is. And if, like my colleague, you are a [Read More…]

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Ja,es

After a couple of years of practice typing on an iPad, I still find that (at least when I am typing without looking at the keyboard) my name ends up coming out more frequently as  Ja,es  than James. Presumably this is due to the slight difference in size between the iPad’s on-screen keyboard and a [Read More…]

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Judas Scariot (Rick Wakeman)

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You Know What I Did Last Summer

Summers are special times for professors. At the start of them, we make implausibly grandiose plans about what we are going to accomplish during them. At the end of them, we wonder where the time has gone. Here are some of the things I did this summer: Took students to Israel. Finished work on translating [Read More…]

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The Greatest Rock Keyboardists

As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the topics of discussion in our car ride to and from Holiday World yesterday was great rock musicians. Those in the car with me were at best vaguely familiar with some of the keyboardists that immediately came to my mind, in some cases in spite of [Read More…]

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