Tag Archives: University of Virginia

Climbing Up That Mountain

Below, a simple Video rendering of my song “Climbing Up That Mountain.”  In church they’d call it a “choral anthem.” I worked on my doctorate at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville from 1973 to 1977, attending the adjacent University … Continue reading

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Meeting Frank Capra: A Holiday Tale

Of the holidays, Thanksgiving seems to get more lost each year, trapped as it is between two spending juggernauts, Halloween and Christmas. ¬†These two also duke it out decoration-wise, so that pumpkins and goblins often find themselves wreathed and hollied … Continue reading

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Red State, Blue State, Civil War

I lived in the South for several years in the late 70’s and at least once a day had this thought: The Civil War isn’t over, is it?¬† It felt vitally alive there, still breathing fire in town squares, flags, … Continue reading

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