A Year of Gaeilge

I haven’t posted for quite some time, but for the last year I’ve been studying the Irish Language (Gaeilge) and am currently taking a class online at Fairfield University taught by Prof. John Feeney, who is active in the Daltaí Na Gaeilge organization in the northeast of the US.  Ní líofa

New Georgia Music Article on Rusty Taylor

Live music lovers in Columbus know Rusty Taylor, who recently sang the national anthem at Turner Field. Here’s my article on Rusty for, entitled Chairman of the Board.

My Writeup for Georgia Music about Columbus

I recently wrote an article for Georgia Music about my personal reflections on musical life in Columbus. The article can be found at

Garden Crazy

Gardens are pretty serious business here in Georgia, and I’ve jumped on the bandwagon. I’ve got four different peppers, kale, tomatoes, basil, dill, cilantro, rosemary, oregano, cucumbers and an insane watermelon vine growing right now. If you want constant amazement in your life, coupled with an endless amount of mosquito

Getting Ready for PME

The CSU Popular Music Ensemble has spent the semester learning the blues with local guitarist Neal Lucas, a fabulous dude and killer player. We’ll be dropping the jams on December 4 at The Loft Live, with Neal’s band joining in. It’s free and all ages!

Another Great Summer at GHP

The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program is the longest continually-running summer program for gifted high school students in the US. It was my pleasure to return to Valdosta this year to serve for the 2nd straight year as the department head for Computers there. It was a great time, and the

Manchester New Music Mini-Festival

I just spent a fantastic weeked in North Manchester, IN, where the Manchester New Music Mini-Festival was held. The festival accepted my video work Toccoa River Blues for performance. The festival was great, with lots of new music to take in, much of it performed by Dr. Farrell Vernon, who

Helping Out at The Loft Live!

Many Columbus residents who enjoy live music know that the Loft is one of the best places in town to hear live music.  The CSU jazz and rock groups play there, and there’s always great musicians coming through the listening room and recording studio (The Heavy, Marshall Ruffin, and Willie

Dave Brubeck

My first composition teacher, Anne Kish, used to tell stories about Dave Brubeck at her house during young composers weekends. She lived across the street from him when both of them were studying with Darius Milhaud. I don’t remember a lot of the stories but one has always stuck with

The Distinguished Jimi

Here’s my little buddy hanging out and being cute. Jimi has swagger.

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