Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Squared Circle - Telling a Story

Tonight my barbershop quartet, Lunch Break, will be performing here in Nashville. Singing in the quartet has been a great hobby and a wonderful outlet for my interest in music. We do mostly comedic stuff, and sometimes it is even funny! Trying to figure out what it takes to move an audience is part science, part art, sometimes frustrating, but always exciting.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

If at First You Don't Secede - or Saving Conservatism

In the aftermath of President Obama's re-election, the reaction on the right has been one of anger, disbelief, and denial. Anger because the president's election allegedly shows that America is now a country in which there are "more takers than givers." Disbelief because of the barrage of predictions by pundits on the right that Romney was going to easily defeat the President. And denial, to the point that some so-called conservatives are now openly talking about secession.