22. March 2009 · 5 comments · Categories: Ramble

Me: “Sorry, honey.”

Son: “That’s okay. I just wish I was an oboe.”

Now that might be totally baffling to readers, yes? So here’s the rest ‘o the story:

At the kiddie concerts the conductor, Peter Jaffe, would ask various people to hold up their instruments to show the kids. When he did that with the harpist, he said, at least at one performance, “Dan, toss your harp in the air!” or some such thing. At that point I looked at the principal oboist and said, “Could you toss your oboe in the air even a little?”

“No,” she said. And then she popped up with this, “But isn’t it funny that we can toss our babies in the air?”

I agreed. I can’t even fathom letting go of my oboe. Not even as a joke, knowing I could quickly catch it again. But I’ve tossed each of my babies in the air, although of course not terribly high. I never doubted I’d catch them.

So I was telling this story to Dan and Brandon just now, and that’s when I said, “Sorry, honey.” And he responded as he did.


I love that my kids are so fun … and funny!

22. March 2009 · Comments Off on Good Sunday Morning To You · Categories: Listen, Videos

I. Coro.

Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben
Muss von Christo Zeugnis geben
Ohne Furcht und Heuchelei,
Dass er Gott und Heiland sei.

Heart and mouth and deed and living
Must for Christ their witness offer
Without fear and falsity
That he God and Savior is.

Hi, I made a cute lamp from an oboe awhile back. It has a custom made mahogany base and functions perfectly, but the oboe needs to be glued back together in one place where my roommate dropped and broke it. Very simple fix for a very interesting piece of art/furniture. Come and get it, I’m moving!