December 23rd, 2008

Apollo 4 on column of fire

Flute’s arrived, it’s very nice

Boxwood is much lighter than the African blackwood (‘grenadilla’) from which the first flute was mistakenly crafted; the boxwood also has a nice, soft tone that’s easier on my oversensitive ears.

It being dry in winter here, I have it in a food container with an instrument humidifier; it arrived packed with a damp paper towel that was folded up in a baggie.
Apollo 4 on column of fire

More Rick Warren

It is frustrating though not too surprising that many people think it futile for Barack Obama to ‘reach out’ to right-wingnuts, because the wingnuts do not reciprocate. In fact, I am sure, Barack Obama makes a good impression upon regular, ordinary, non-scary Americans by ‘reaching out’; it makes a good impression upon me, too.

(Besides, though a Gingrich or DeLay may be unreachable, even Bob Barr was, in fact, reachable, and possible to work with on matters of civil rights.)