It was a glorious homecoming weekend at Carthage, and the highlights are almost too numerous to name. . . but they include: *Magnificent Weather from Mother Nature. . . It could not have been a more perfect weekend for homecoming- cloudless skies, comfortable temperatures, and truly spectacular fall colors. *A Wider Welcome. . . Carthage
I knew I was in for an exceptionally interesting day when at 8:15 a.m. I was talking to six comic strip artists and one hour later I was speaking with the biographer of John Quincy Adams! And after that came the fun of rehearsing with two talented music theater students for their upcoming recital and
Allow me to introduce you to Rev. Mark Doidge, the new pastor at Holy Communion Lutheran Church. Yesterday was only his third Sunday at Holy Communion, and we are his very first pastoral call - so he is very very early in his rookie season. But my word, to see him in action you would
Well, I can’t say that it was quite as sensational as the night that Marilyn Monroe serenaded JFK, but eleven Carthage students and I did our part to make today a most memorable birthday for Carthage’s new president, Dr. Gregory Woodward. But it was a fun gig that very nearly did not happen at all.
This was the title of my faculty voice recital, which I sang last night in Carthage’s recital hall. The grammar feels a little suspect to me (should it be “have my song” instead?) but that line from Gershwin’s “I Got Plenty of Nothin” was just too perfect to pass up for what I wanted to
I don’t know what possessed me to say that I would sing for this morning’s funeral in this already incredibly complicated week. If it had been a family friend or a colleague I would not have hesitated, but this was the funeral of someone who was essentially a stranger to me - but the relative
When it comes to tales of woe, Kathy and I really don’t have very much to complain about . . . not in the grand scheme of things. . . and most of the time, we feel ridiculously and extravagantly fortunate. But not so much this week. I for one felt like life kicked me
Seconds after I typed the heading to this entry, Kathy turned on the T.V. - and believe it or not, Carole King is singing her marvelous song “You Got a Friend” on TV as the finale to this year’s MDA telethon . . . one of these uncanny coincidences that sure makes it seems like