For the past 22 years, it has been my honor at Carthage’s commencement exercises to lead in the audience in the singing of John Ylvasaker’s hymn “Borning Cry” - but that changed this year when it was decided to eliminate the hymn from what is already, admittedly, a very lengthy ceremony. I was sad to
What is it that has the power to take you back to another time or place? Is it the aroma of a fresh apple pie baking in the oven, which transports you back to the kitchen of your grandmother - or the pungent smell of turpentine which in an instant evokes your dad’s basement workshop?
I’ve been speaking in superlatives about the Racine Theater Guild’s production of Les Miserables almost from the get-go, and have gone as far as to say that this is the greatest thing I’ve ever been part of - and the greatest thing that’s ever been seen on a stage in Racine. It might seem reckless
5:20 a.m. - I am out of bed a half hour earlier than usual, just to get a jump on what I know will be an especially long and challenging day. 6:27 a.m. - I bypass my usual Egg McMuffin in favor of a Steak McMuffin, figuring that I’ll have no problem whatso- ever sweating
In the midst of a really fantastic weekend (which included a thrilling 140th anniversary Carthage band concert, an exciting Carthage choral concert, and a beautiful Mother’s Day/Springtime Celebration service at Holy Communion) I have to say that one tiny moment that really stands out for me was a brief chat I had with a
Although my every waking moment seems to be occupied by “Les Miserables” at the Racine Theater Guild and “Cosi fan tutte” at Carthage (both of which open this Friday night) I found time amidst all the craziness to travel down to Chicago this past Tuesday night to see the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of