keeping an eye on how gradually the dotted line moves sideways, until it’s not gradual at all. [Read more]
Jesus is generally recognizable, but who are these other people? [Read more]
And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. [Read more]
The tune from Billings’s Easter Anthem, my last Easter post, could have been whistled as delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention left work after a hard day of negotiating. I decided we ought to try a 21st-century tune for our next piece, [Read more]
William Billings Begs Leave to inform the Publick, that they propose to open a Singing School THIS NIGHT … where any Person inclining to learn to Sing may be attended upon at said School with Fidelity and Dispatch. [Read more]
To me, the abstract blow that came with victory for the guy I didn’t vote for in the presidential election has been followed by many concrete blows, steps down roads leading to places we don’t want to go as a nation, in terms of wealth inequality, human rights abuses, racism, healthcare injustice—the list is long and discouraging.
Those flowers and their fragrance were so vivid, so heady, and so good at symbolizing my coming losses— [Read more]
We’re almost exactly south of London here, but we’re not in the same time zone, due to fascist machinations of a bygone era. [Read more]