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Of His Grace and You Donkey

The Linguistics of Ariadne auf Naxos (part II): How the characters address and insult each other.

The second article in my series about the language of this Strauss opera examines the relationships between the characters in the Vorspiel. 844 more words


The nature of faith - Part 1

This is a series outlining my position in the Calvinism vs. Arminianism debate. Sparked by a perusal of Divine Foreknowledge: Four Views from InterVarsity Press, I wanted to take the opportunity to re-assess and articulate my view. 422 more words

Sei'n wir wieder gut: The Composer's Relief

Examine the aria “Sei’n wir wieder gut” – a warm-up for the upcoming workshop “Ariadne auf Naxos” on February 6th. More information below.

“Sei’n wir wieder gut” is an aria of the opera Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss. 829 more words


If ever there was a time

That stood out as a test

This was definitely it.

The imperative for her

Was to just get past it…

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Enthusiasm to deliver the inspiration

Self-control gives you the ability to stick your choices and finish them, without altering your opinion, and is thusly, one of the imperative prerequisites for accomplishing objectives. 466 more words

Holiday Imperative

Thanksgiving: What’s it all about?
Just kidding! Not much room for doubt
Or wonder with a name like that.
It’s giving thanks. I’ll eat my hat… 222 more words