Happy 50th Anniversary, Star Trek!

I’ve been rewatching Star Trek: The Original Series from the beginning lately. Although I still have Doctor Who episodes to blog about before I will be done with my blog through the entire classic series, it seems that on the 50th anniversary of the day when the first Star Trek episode to air on TV [Read More…]


Above is a video with just the piece MYOverture, composed by Alex McGrath for the 20th anniversary of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra. Below are two more videos from yesterday’s concert: Cathy Morris’ “Duck (Watch Out)” and Duke Ellington’s [Read more…]

Happy 20th Anniversary to the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra!

Today at Hilbert Circle Theater in downtown Indianapolis, a concert was held celebrating the 20th year of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra. Mayor Joe Hogsett was in attendance, and the CEO of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra read a proclamation declaring today “Betty Perry Day.” Betty Perry is the founder and director of the MYO, and the MYO [Read More…]

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra 20th Anniversary Classical Concert

Here are the videos of MYO’s Orchestra A’s performances at their recent Classical Concert at the Hilbert Circle Theater. They performed a movement from Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony: The Bach Concerto for Two Violins (with double the soloists): And Hoedown from Aaron Copland’s Rodeo: If you’d like to learn more about the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, here’s [Read More…]

The Sparrow After 20 Years

Mary Doria Russell mentioned on her blog that a 20th anniversary edition of her novel The Sparrow is planned. That novel, together with its sequel Children of God, are ones that I have mentioned here before on more than one occasion (including a podcast as well as movie plans that, for better or worse, seem to [Read More…]

A Decade of Doctor Who

IO9 shared this video which is a tribute to the ten years of Doctor Who since it started up again ten years ago. Enjoy! [Read more…]

Center for Faith and Vocation

This video about Butler University’s Center for Faith and Vocation was created to mark the occasion of its 10th anniversary this year. Happy birthday, CFV, and thank you for the privilege of being connected with so much of the great work that you do! [Read more…]

Ten Years Old

Today is the tenth bloggiversary of Exploring Our Matrix. Even before it moved to Blogger, there was a version hosted on my own academic web space. And that is still there! So you can click through and see what things looked like when this blog first began. [Read more…]

Trailer Celebrating 50 Years of Doctor Who

The BBC announced that it would be releasing a new trailer today celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who. Well, it’s here, and it gives some clues about “The Day of the Doctor.” Enjoy! [Read more…]

LOST: Nine Years Ago Today

LOST aired for the first time nine years ago today. People are still talking about it. People still bring it up in conversations with me. Often they were dissatisfied with the ending – and I am surprised that there are people who have completely misunderstood the ending, thinking that “the entire thing was Jack’s dream” [Read More…]