Personal Interests |

2012-2013: My 20th ASO Chorus Season

Staying connected with family and friends
Meditation / Contemplation  / Prayer
Active personal involvement in my community of faith, particularly worship and music
Music (singing and listening): Sacred, Choral, Classical, Sacred Harp, Gospel, Jazz, Blues
Exploring nature & historic places, family history & genealogy, photography
Following social / cultural / economic trends, government, politics, and public affairs
Reading: poetry, theology / religion / spirituality, nonfiction
Favorite authors include: Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Alice Miller, James Masterson, Judith Pearson, Nancy McWilliams, Norman O. Brown, Murray Bowen, Edwin Friedman, Tom & Patrick Malone, Marcus Borg, Robert Farrar Capon, John Sanford, Paul Tillich, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Martin Luther King, Jr., John Cobb, Hans KÜng, Walter Wink, Wayne Oates, Frederick Buechner,  Anonymous (Cloud of Unknowing), Morton Kelsey, Henri Nouwen, Matthew Fox, Roberta Bondi, Sue Monk Kidd, John Donne, SØren Kierkegaard, Walt Whitman, Rainer Maria Rilke, Antoine de St. Exupery, Stephen Mitchell, Wendell Berry, Mary Oliver, Robert Bly, Sam Keen, etc.

 That's me in the suit and spats.
McMinn Co. Tennessee c.1955
   Turn your radio on,
And listen to the music in the air,
Turn your radio on,
And the glory share.
Turn your lights down low,
And listen to the Master's radio.
Get in touch with God,
Turn your radio on!

Lupton Drive Baptist Church Choir, Chattanooga, Tennessee, taping for weekly telecast 1972