Tag Archives: Florida

Portland Anonymous: Fragment Seventeen

Thanks for agreeing to meet me like this. Sure, no problem. I didn’t want to talk about this in the office. Okay. But there’s something we really need from you. And what’s that? We need a live performance for the … Continue reading

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Portland Anonymous: Fragment Sixteen

I have to admit I was a bit surprised when we received the question about what we would do for books.  Our little hamlet had existed quite alright without any library of any kind, but given that he was willing … Continue reading

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Portland Anonymous: Fragment Fifteen

It was not an easy process, but eventually we came up with a schedule to release the material that #N/A had recorded with us.  First we would release the two cd and dvd combo for the benefit concert, with the … Continue reading

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Portland Anonymous: Fragment Six

I have to admit that the way we went about making recordings was pretty strange.  Any of the musicians in our label could record their part or get a group of others to record individually or separate and then call … Continue reading

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Stormy Weather

One of the more interesting aspects of yesterday’s sermon message was the discussion our associate pastor had concerning one of the more intriguing Gospel passages about the trials and difficulties of life.  Matthew 7:24-27 comes at the very end of … Continue reading

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What Makes Weird News Weird: A Thought Experiment

From time to time my attention goes to news of the weird [1], some of which have hit literally and figuratively too close to home at times.  What I wish to do is to think of some weird stories that … Continue reading

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No Rhyme Or Reason

As I was trying to fall asleep last night, I saw a trending news story from Seminole Heights, an area of Tampa I am familiar with in the area close to I-275 just north of I-4, a place I usually … Continue reading

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Hurricane Tales

After services today, while I was working on getting music to the people who volunteered for the festival chorale here at the feast, I managed to find myself chatting with the gentleman who gave the closing prayer, who happens to … Continue reading

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Instant Karma

Florida’s reputation for providing news of the weird is certainly not something that is likely to go away anytime soon, and at times I feel honor-bound to discuss odd news that comes out of the area I long called home … Continue reading

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Book Review: Anna In The Tropics

Anna In The Tropics, by Nilo Cruz This play won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and it was a well-deserved win.  I have to admit that a great deal of my fondness for this play comes from my intimate … Continue reading

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