My Life

PRESIDENT-ELECT WHAT’S-HIS-NAME

I went back and forth about posting this on my website. Politics tend to be a lightning rod, particularly if you happen to be Progressively-minded. Ultimately, I decided that this transcends the Liberal/Conservative divide. No, I’m not particularly happy with the election results. I wasn’t particularly happy with the results in 2000 and 2004, either,

THE ARTIST’S CONUNDRUM: THE VALUE OF YOUR WORK

The title says “The Artist’s Conundrum”, but there are definitely other fields that could probably identify with the topic. Teachers, nurses, administrative assistants, restaurant servers, and minimum wage workers (off the top of my head) have all had the value of their work questioned and dismissed. I am ashamed to admit that I once caught

WADING IN THE WATER

So, I got baptized 8/30/15. Yep. Washed in the Blood of the Lamb. Dead to the flesh and risen again in the spirit. Something like that. I’m neither a poet or a wordsmith. Definitely not a theologian or religious studies scholar. (My Masters degree is in Music Theory. Not exactly Divinity. Wait… Does Coltrane’s “A

KATHY PARSON’S REVIEW OF “REFLECTIONS IN BLACK AND WHITE” (2011)

Reprinted from MainlyPiano.com. You can find the original review here. Reflections in Black & WhiteKareem Powell2011 / Sunstrike Entertainment LLC44.5 minutes Reflections in Black & White is the debut CD by Ohio pianist/composer/arranger Kareem Powell. The thirteen tracks are an eclectic selection of original jazz-infused compositions and his arrangements of three traditional folk songs and