Starry Night

Summer, 1967. We're sitting inside my brother Charles' red Porsche facing downhill into the darkness. Somewhere beyond the reach of our...

John Lennon's three Odes to Love.

John Lennon was a child of the street, a tough guy who, as a youth, seldom backed down from a fight. But he had a sensitive side, too,...

Let it Be – The Documentary

There are two things you need to know about the Beatles: (1) they didn't give a hoot about what people thought of them, and (2) all that...

The Great American Symphony

Years ago, before I knew a thing about classical music, word was that new symphonies were no longer being composed. That, of course, was...

CLASSIC MUSIC–TWO REVIEWS

TOSCANINI CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN'S NINTH SYMPHONY and the MISSA SOLEMNIS Beethoven was on a roll. He'd been through a fallow patch in which...

Christmas and the three Isaiahs

Reading the book of Isaiah is particularly apropos during the Christmas Holidays, since it has so much to say about the coming of the...

The Last Nomad

Normally, I read books about constitutional law, history, and biographies of historical people. However, I was in the mood for something...

Can Prayer Change the World?

Book Review: Christian Science in East Germany: The Church that Came In from the Cold, by Gregory W. Sandford Can prayer change the...

A Dish for a Poet

Seasons Greetings, The followings is “A Dish for a Poet” which is read aloud at our house this time each year, and never fails to amuse:...

Old Town

We visited Philadelphia recently, specifically Old Town, that part of the city where the Founding Fathers created the Declaration of...