All posts in Music

  • I’m Not Here

    I’m not inside your computer.

    I’m not in cyber space.

    I’m not here.

    I’m in the mountains with the whole family.

    So no blog. Just a quote, a book, and a song. Read more

  • Highlands

    Philip in the highlands

    Peri, Philip and I spend Memorial Day well above treeline.

    My heart’s in the Highlands wherever I roam.

    Highlands. I love this song. It’s long. 16 minutes and 32 seconds. So slow down and enjoy life.

    Enjoy Life. That’s what I’ll preach on Friday night. When we return from the highlands.

    My heart’s in the Highlands, can’t see any other way to go.



    Here’s the tune…
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  • Music

    “Without music life would be a mistake.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

    I love music. I’m a music nut. My life has a soundtrack. I listen to music everyday. Lots of it.

    Here are my top ten favorite albums from the last two years (April 2006 — April 2008).
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  • Crazy Stuff

    Now everything’s a little upside down
    As a matter of fact the wheels have stopped
    What’s good is bad, what’s bad is good
    You’ll find out when you reach the top
    You’re on the bottom

    -Bob Dylan, Idiot Wind
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  • The Greatest Thing Of All

    Just a few hours after posting my Blog on Blog blog, where I mentioned that I probably won’t be blogging quite as much for the mentioned reason, here I am posting a…blog. Well, it’s like this, I was working on some thoughts for our staff chapel service tomorrow and I thought I might as well blog it. Might as well.

    Question: What’s the greatest thing of all?

    I’ll give you a moment to think about it.
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  • Mountains, etc.

    After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John
    and led them up on a high mountain.

    -Matthew 17:1

    That’s what I’m going to do! Six days from now I’ll be leading Zahnds and others up on the high mountains of Rocky Mountain National Park. Mountains like…

    Longs Peak
    McHenrys Peak
    Halletts Peak
    Otis Peak
    Ypsilon Mountain

    I love these mountains. I’m fanatical about them. The mountains motivate me to stay in shape for the few weeks a year that I have a chance to hike and climb. As I type the blog I’ve got maps spread out on the floor as I plan various mountain adventures.
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  • Time

    This is an addendum to the previous blog on rhythm. If you haven’t yet read it, I suggest you read it first.

    Rhythm is a phenomenon of time.

    Rhythm is an emphasis in time.

    Holy rhythm requires sacred time.
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  • Rhythm

    Life is full of rhythm.

    The daily rhythm of sunrise and sunset.
    The seasonal rhythm of winter, spring, summer, fall.
    The lunar rhythm seen in the cycles of the moon.

    When we consider the human body we can say life is rhythm.
    The steady rhythm of breathing.
    The syncopated rhythm of the heart.
    The many rhythms of a healthy body.
    When your body is out of rhythm you are sick.
    If the rhythm is not restored you are dead.
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  • Lists

    Lists are part of my madness and my madness is a part of who I am.

    So this is a blog of lists.

    (It’s also an answer to several emailers.)

    OK, let’s go…
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