Archive for February, 2007

Here I am talking a little about Talossa.
TalossaGV19ii2007-1 (6.5MB .mp3)

Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. In addition, ACDA strives through arts advocacy to elevate choral music’s position in American society.
Thus [...]

Listen to Talossan being spoken

In the past, I have described to you my hobby: Talossa. A huge part of Talossa (for some Talossans, anyway) is the constructed language, invented by R. Ben Madison of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Miestrâ Schivâ (her name in Talossan) of New Zealand posted an audio file of Talossa being spoken last May, though I have only [...]


There are many characters in the Harry Potter books. Harry… Professor Sinistra… Ron… Rosmerta… Stan Shunpike… Hermione… Lucius… Luna… Dudley… All with their own distinct personalities and pathos. But none is more multi-faceted, or [...]

Houston Harry Potter

Friday evening 20 June 2003 saw the eve of the release of the novel Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and it saw me at a book release party held in the Barnes & Noble across the street from the Houston Galleria. And what a boring party it was! — nothing more [...]

Harry Potter 7 publication date!!

This is the announcement for which I have waited six-and-a-half years, and for which a lot of people have waited even longer.:

So much for my predictions of HP coming out on 7 July of this year or 21 June of next year. It’s also interesting in that, with the Adult Choir of Palmer Memorial [...]