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Driving off a Bridge

[First published 23 Jan 2018 as “Life is a dream” by the Broad Street Review and reprinted by permission.] The two lanes merged as I slipped past the slower car to my right. Two other cars ducked in behind me. We were approaching a one-lane bridge, thin and high. The...

The Lutheran Roots of an Epiphany Vespers

I’m now a contributor to the Augsburg Fortress Prelude Music Planner blog; my first effort is up now, about the writing of my (now 10-yr-old!) Vespers, how Epiphany and Lutheran chorales are behind it all, and how Bach eventually taught me a thing or two in...

A Christmas Tree on Broad Street

First published in Broad Street Review 19 Dec 2017 as “Where N. Broad Meets the North Pole.” Beneath the railroad bridge that spans Broad Street just north of Glenwood, I was waiting for a Christmas tree, and so, I was waiting for Christmas, since Christmas doesn’t...

Trinklieder für Männerchor

I know a German who does not drink beer. I have heard there are others, but he is the only one I know. I have never heard, however, of Germans who do not sing toasts. Even the German I know who does not drink beer, sings toasts, when others are drinking beer....