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Birth of Jesus. Detail from the side facing the apse of the so-called “Sarcofago di Stilicone” (”Stilicho’s sarcophagus”), an Ancient Roman christian sarcophagus dating from the 4th century. It is preserved beneath the pulpit of Sant’Ambrogio basilica in Milan, Italy. Picture by Giovanni Dall’Orto, April 25 2007.
Oh my!  An update!
Save for some shingles and all [...]

Next week will be busy, though it will also be a really nice respite from the daily grind.  Portus 2008 is a Harry Potter symposium (replete with papers, panels, presenters, parties, pageantry, pomp, etc.) that will be held at the Hilton Anatole hotel in Dallas, Texas from 10-13 July.  It’s being put on by the [...]

Here it is, our first post-Deathly Hallows installment! Warning: massive SPOILERS
Rachael, Rose, and Chris talk at-length about the book, and various Snapecasters give their thoughts. I get quite a bit of airtime in this episode (is that a good thing?). Enjoy!

Snapecast Episode 19
A little belated, I know - I was in England at the time it came out.

The visionary behind the Harry Potter Snape-related podcast Snapecast, and an amazing person, I cannot find enough good things to say about her and Charles, her new husband. I’ve known Rachael since March 2006 when [...]

What a week.
What a week for the music ministry of Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, having completed a week-long choral residency at the Cathedral Church of St. Andrew in Wells, England - it was the second-best choir tour I’ve been of which I’ve had a part (eclipsed only by that taken by the Bach Society [...]

The West façade of Wells Cathedral
I never thought this day would arrive: in three hours’ time, Dad will get me to the airport for the Palmer choir’s trip to Wells, England. Thanks be to God I had the good sense to make up a packing list: the first time I’ve done so. That, [...]

The penultimate Snapecast ere the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, this episode focuses on the Snape/Hermione ’ship. Enjoy!

Six days to the movie… Sixteen days to the book…
If you are a Harry Potter fan like I (or a Harry Potter fanatic like Rachael from Snapecast), you know what I am talking about. If you are not and have no clue to what I am referring, I refer you to my previous posts [...]

The interior of Wells Cathedral with its dramatic interior buttressing.
This photo is taken from the Cathedral’s website at
From 16-22 July of this year, the Adult Choir of Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church in Houston, in which I have been a staff singer for nigh-on-five years, will be the choir in residence at Wells Cathedral in [...]

One of the featured items in this month’s episode (and the reason why Rachael wanted to do this podcast in the first place)  is the Snarky Chapters segment on Spinner’s End, the 2nd chapter of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.  This is actually part 1 of this two-part segment, the 2nd part coming in [...]