Why So Serious? (Easter 2011)

2011easter Alleluia! The Lord is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! “The last enemy to be destroyed is death” (1 Corinthians 15:26 ESV).  Paul really sums up so much of life under the cross with those words. So much of our lives are really about cheating death.  Makeup, diets, slimming clothes, bigger or better muscles.  […]

Singin’ with the choir….again

This Saturday, October 22, I will be singing with the Choral Arts Society of SE Wisconsin in their performance of the Monteverdi Marian Vespers of 1610.  It has been a long time since I sang regularly with a top of the line choir, and so this is a welcome addition to my life here in […]

The Sign We Were Told to Take Down

Our congregation has been a polling station for several years now.  It is a good thing to encourage citizens to vote and to support our government and its regular processes.  One of the many blessings of our nation is the relatively peaceful process by which we handle elections.  Community and civic centers around the country […]

The Opera Summer

This has been a very different summer for me. For many of my summers over the past ten years, I spent it with Higher Things, either preparing for or recovering from our liturgical youth conferences. But this summer was dedicated to my wife’s endeavors. Opera ala Carte finished it’s fourth season this past weekend. I […]

Ridiculous Snow

So we were/are supposed to be getting the greatest of all storms right now. Up to 20 inches they were predicting. now they are saying 10-15, but it is nasty outside.  The silly KUSD (Kenosha Unified School District) didn’t call off school this morning.  Fortunately we did.  He’s a picture from our front yard: This […]