I am a musician, and composer. I am here to create, discover, and promote beauty and excellence in the arts. I work primarily in music but I enjoy the arts tremendously, particularly the so called “fine arts”.
Some may find my emphasis on beauty and excellence to be limiting. I’ll freely acknowledge that there are other possible goals for art besides beauty, and that excellence is awfully challenging to attain, and often frustrating. But, while it is perfectly valid to explore ugliness as an aesthetic, it is also true that I have no interest in pursuing it. So, this site will be curated towards my biases, tastes, and even whims. You may like it or hate it, and that is the wonderful thing about the Internet – you can find lots of other sites if this one doesn’t fit. But if it suits you, you are welcome to join me in my explorations. That’s my disclaimer.
I do like to write, and also to know why I believe what I do, and the two often intersect. You will find both typical blog-sized ideas, as well as longer form essays on the site. Some ideas need a bit of room to breath, and essays provide that vehicle.
I have eight children, a fantastic wife, and am blessed to be able to pursue life as a calling rather than a dreary chore. I tend towards hope, and believe that excellence is worth the price of admission, even if it takes a long time and I’m not there yet.
I hope you enjoy your visit here and return often.