Kris Exposed Hypocrisy, Injustices I’d Not Seen

Kris Exposed Hypocrisy, Injustices I’d Not Seen

The announcement that Kris Kristofferson, now 84, is no longer making public appearances has caused me to listen more attentively to — and reflect more deeply upon — the music of this “walkin’ contradiction.” As a mostly do-gooder youth growing up along the...
Beethoven’s Ninth Erupts with Joy, Hope

Beethoven’s Ninth Erupts with Joy, Hope

The great musical genius, Ludwig van Beethoven, was born 250 years ago this month. Beethoven’s compositions consist of 722 works written over 45 years, from his earliest work in 1782, when he was only 12 years old, until his last work just before his death in Vienna...
Happy Birthday to Herr Beethoven – at 250

Happy Birthday to Herr Beethoven – at 250

Were Charlie Brown’s Schroeder still with us, he would probably be bent over his toy piano today singing, “Happy Birthday” to Beethoven – his 250th! We’re not certain that the 16th is his birthday; we know only that he was baptized on the 17th at Bonn’s Church of St....
Let Faith Rather Than Blame Name the Tune

Let Faith Rather Than Blame Name the Tune

It was in Ms. Beverly Postell’s psychology class at Ringgold High School in northwest Georgia that I first learned the concept of “projection.” This psychological defense mechanism was easy to understand. The most common example was that of someone coming home from...