My first midi composition/recording… part trance, dance and classical tone poem. Am waiting for a midi cable (in the mail) that hopefully will connect my piano kbd to computer. The notes were played on the computer keypad… so no chord changes… just a one-line exploration.
Heading says it all. Here’s the last four Q&A’s I’ve done at Allexperts.com, where I volunteer in several categories.
I love volunteering. It’s a great way to stay on top of a wide variety of issues and also to see what real people are concerned about (instead of just academics or New Agey publishers).
After testing out the Casio (see below) it went back to the shop for a full refund. I feel sorry for people living in countries where you can’t do that. Nothing worse than getting stuck with something you’re not happy with. Speaking of not being happy, I just came across this Woody Allen interview from 1971. I only watched the first five minutes but that’s long for me. He lies through the whole thing. Not sure if it’s staged or not but it’s pretty funny. The guy is a comic genius.
- Woody Allen Amuses Himself by Giving Untruthful Answers in Unaired 1971 TV Interview (openculture.com)
- Casio WK-6500 – should I stay or should I go? (mclark.wordpress.com)
- Emma Stone In Talks For Woody Allen’s Next (m.deadline.com)
- Woody Allen’s Classic Leading Ladies and Their Contemporary Counterparts (flavorwire.com)
- Woody Allen Nail Art is an Awesome Thing (vol1brooklyn.com)
- Emma Stone To Be Woody Allen’s Next Leading Lady?! (perezhilton.com)
- Is Woody Allen directing the next ‘Iron Man’ movie? (timesunion.com)
- Emma Stone Circles Woody Allen’s Next Pic (variety.com)
- Emma Stone In Talks For Woody Allen’s Next (deadline.com)
Actually it wasn’t seminary school like most people think. I was studying comparative religion for my Masters in a small university village in India (Santiniketan). And my specialty was on the Hindu Bhagavad Gita. But it was something of a monastic experience, even if not formally defined as such. Some of the foreign students (sounds funny but that’s what we were called) joked that studying at Santiniketan was like entering into a monastery without really knowing it!
Anyhow, I finished my degree with a few ups and downs and managed to get funded for the University of Ottawa, where I was all set to do my Ph.D. I knew that I wanted to study Carl Jung there because his work seemed a good focal point where I could integrate many of my interests. I ended up doing my doctorate on Jung’s concept of synchronicity, which arguably was related but not quite the same as the projected thesis outline that helped me to gain admission.
I was rifling through my drawers and found the original outline a few days ago. I think it might be of interest not only to Jungians but to anyone interested in the spiritual life and how it relates to the rest of society.
Projected Thesis Outline for the University of Ottawa, Department of Religious Studies (pdf copy of original dot matrix document)
- Bhagavad-Gita (earthpages.wordpress.com)
- Shame on You, Southwestern Seminary (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
- Catching up with Professor Darrol Bryant, the Traveling Guru (utsalumni.org)
- Religious studies professor achieves lifelong influence on students (elonpendulum.com)
- Register Now for Light the Fire! 2013 (prweb.com)
- Norway : PhD Fellowship in Ritual Studies (phdland.com)
- Richard Land to Be Next President of Southern Evangelical Seminary (blackchristiannews.com)
- Seminaries and the Future — Sightings (Martin Marty) (bobcornwall.com)
- We’re going to Seminary! (seminaryfoxes.wordpress.com)
The other day I got an interesting volunteer question at allexperts.com. I was super busy so wasn’t able to answer it until the wee hours of the morning. Even then I only answered it partially, partly because I read the question one way, and then later on, read it another way. When I realized the second way was the right way, I added some more to my answer.
The question was about the New Testament passage, 1 Peter 3:18-4:6. Who was Jesus speaking to? Is there more than one answer? My reply shows how Catholics are able to debate matters of biblical interpretation that are related to non-dogmatic topics.
Read the full question and answer here: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Catholics-955/2013/4/1st-peter-3-18.htm
- 1 Peter 1…A Living Hope (simplyjuliana.com)
- 1 Peter 2…The Living Stone and a Holy People (simplyjuliana.com)
- 1 Peter 1…A Living Hope (5wise.wordpress.com)
- Daily Verse: 1 Peter 1:3-4 (faithfulprovisions.com)
- Message Talk: Full Virus Protection (2 Peter 1:1-4) (discipleshipfirst.wordpress.com)
- I don’t have any kids but if I did… (mclark.wordpress.com)
- Daily Feast: 1 Peter 1:3-6 (kycotchristiangifts.wordpress.com)
- Oh My Browline! (christianspinster.wordpress.com)
- Daily Verse: 1 Peter 2:6 (faithfulprovisions.com)
I’d probably be asking the same kinds of questions that the questioner asks re one of my more recent volunteer answers at allexperts.com. Myself, I was an Anglican who never went to church as a kid, except for a tiny bit of Sunday school when I was very young, and the usual weddings and funerals.
Having converted to Catholicism in 2001 for spiritual reasons (certainly not for political reasons or to become a member of some kind of jumped up social club), I would really wonder, if I had kids, whether to send to them to a Catholic or a public school.
Read the full question and my answer here: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Catholics-955/2013/4/catholic-school-education.htm