Annual Dog-day Cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)
Pen and Ink, 2019, Carl Christianssen
  • Bach Fugues and Biology

    March 21, 2020 by

    As I write this today, it is the 335th birthday of one of my favorite composers, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). This fact has caused me to reflect on what it is I like so much about his music, and this got me to thinking about fugues. Bach did not invent the structure known as the… Read more

  • Peace Like a River

    March 15, 2020 by

    Horatio Spafford wrote his famous hymn, “It is Well with My Soul” in 1873 following a long string of tragedies in his life which include the death of his 4-year old son, financial losses in the Great Chicago Fire, and the loss of his four daughters in a sinking ship. The first stanza of this… Read more

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