Monthly Archives: June 2011

Wedding music

25 years! I fell in love with Candace the first time I saw her as I listened to her sing, and ever since she has brought wonderful music into my life. At our wedding, held outdoors near a wooded stream … Continue reading

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25 years!

Thank you, Candace, for 25 wonderful years! At Bryce Canyon, June 2011 On the heels of last fall’s 25th anniversary of our first date (see Look at us), this month Candace and I celebrated our silver anniversary. On June 21, … Continue reading

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New era: The Four Lassies

For many years, Candace, Rachel and Hannah have performed music together for various family, church and social events. Sometimes they play instruments (hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, piano and other folk instruments). But most of all, they blend their voices together … Continue reading

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Storytelling and The Lord of the Rings

Songs are the very soul of The Lord of the Rings. Traveling often recalls my mind to that masterwork of the journey, J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. On a recent trip, therefore, I listened to the excellent BBC dramatization … Continue reading

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Dashing pell-mell around the Colorado Plateau

Moon rising over Delicate Arch, photo by Jackson Mann “A weird, lovely, fantastic object out of nature like Delicate Arch has the curious ability to remind us – like rock and sunlight and wind and wilderness – that out there … Continue reading

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