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Forty Hours

I was forty hours in the car this weekend. Thank God I am an introvert, easily entertained by books and thoughts.

My sister is a classical vocalist (read: opera singer) at Ohio State University, and her senior recital was this weekend. My folks and I drove from South Dakota to Columbus Ohio. She was superb.

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Writer. In the summers, I live and work in the incredible state of Alaska, in the bush community of McCarthy, as the Executive Director of the Wrangell Mountain Center. When not in McCarthy, you'll typically find me in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, writing and working with local activists. My primary writing project right now is a novel set in remote bush Alaska, of the magical realism genre wherein an earnest and independent young woman finds a mysterious radio belonging to her grandmother, a device that has paranormal bandwidth and a disturbing ability to mess with one's mental stability.

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  1. erdman31 says

    She had a variety of selections. I appreciated the Spanish selections by Juaquin Rodrigo. Bueno. Bueno.

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  2. The drive was pretty grueling, but I think it was really worth it. She has a beautiful voice!
    For D. Ogyen: She sang:
    Quia Respexit from Magnificat by J.S. Bach
    Amorosi miei giorni, Ah, mai non cessate, Luoghi serene e cari, and Freschi luoghi, prati aulenti by StefanoDonaudy
    Ah! non credea mirarti… and Ah! non giunge uman peniero by Vincenzo Bellini
    Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios by Joaquin Rodrigo
    There is a Balm in Gilead and The Gospel of Grace by Mark Hayes
    Song of Praise by Raymond Wise

    All readers should know this: Jon drove on ice for an hour and we are all still alive. The car never even left the road! He was good! Really good!

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