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My Wife Never Takes a Shower

My wife never takes a shower or a bath. Shocked? I am too. 3 people like this post. Like Unlike

The Lord’s Prayer

Today in church I will be singing The Lord’s Prayer, a musical setting of from Matthew 6:9-13 composed by Albert Hay Malotte. Because I’m basically a basso profundo, I will be singing it in the key of G major. 3 people like this post. Like Unlike

Senior Vocal Recital

In December 2006, I graduated from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. I received a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree. As part of my senior year, I decided to take voice lessons for senior credit. My teacher was Konstantin Kvach. He was magnificent. 1 person likes this post. Like Unlike

Blueberry-Buttermilk Smoothie

Of the many things I don’t understand, one of the biggest is why people don’t like buttermilk. I love it. Very few things make me want to lick the container. It is so utterly delicious that I almost cry for joy when I drink it. I know it’s a little dramatic, but that’s me. I […]

Thud and Blood

Last month, I was invited to go fourwheeling. I had only done it once before and that was a few years ago. It took me some time to get used to how to operate the one I was using. 1 person likes this post. Like Unlike

Does Your Face Hurt?

Yesterday in Portland, the weed pollen count was very high. I was out in the community teaching a client how to get around town in the Portland transit system known as Tri-Met. By the end of the day, my sinuses were plugged up badly, my eyes were itching like crazy, and my ears were full. […]

Not Sure What to Think

After my online revelation in Tired of Making It Look Easy, I went to church. I am the music director, meaning that I stand up front during hymns, wave a baton, and try to keep the congregation singing together. People generally look up now and then to watch me, but often I feel like I’m […]

Weird Lips

Weird Lips I get a lot of comments about my very strange picture on top of my blog. It shows me with a very wild look and screwed up mouth. I think it almost looks like someone from “The Simpsons“. I thought maybe I would explain it for those who don’t like it or think […]

Creamy or Crunchy

A few days ago, I saw a few bags of groceries on the table that my wife had bought and hadn’t put away. In one bag, I found two large jars of chunky peanut butter. I couldn’t believe it. 1 person likes this post. Like Unlike

Tired of Making It Look Easy

I’ve never posted about it on this blog, but it is fairly common knowledge among people who know me well and have read my other blogs that I deal with same-sex attraction. Some people called it “gay”. Others call it “homosexual”. I guess I call it all of the above depending on the context. 2 […]