My college piano teacher was a loud, brusque, 7 foot-tall wild-man whose grandfather had been the last democratically-elected president of Lithuania until the coup d’état of 1926.
The Mind of God
"Could God ever change his mind?"
“Tell Him I Saw His Head in a Box”
At the Art Institute of Chicago, we saw a silver, cathedral-shaped box called the “Reliquary of St. Sixtus.” It took me a moment to realize that the box held his entire head, wrapped in a golden net …
My Nun and Me
If you ever take a class in music history and wonder if Gregorian Chant will ever be of use to you …
Recently someone on TV said that the only human behavior he had never seen in another species is that we cook our food.
I'm thinking about the time I called my mom's longtime companion Charles when we lived in Las Vegas, because I couldn't remember the formula for the area of a circle. It was the first time I had ever needed it in real life, and it slipped my mind. He said "Radius Squared Times Pi," and … Continue reading Reminiscences