Father's Day, a Timestorm Epitaph

Alone Again… Naturally
Father's Day
A Timestorm Epitaph


"I remember I cried when my father died, never wishing to hide the tears."

In 1971-72, I was the smallest, youngest player on Iona Prep's undefeated "Fighting Irish" Frosh football team. The…

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Never Forgotten… Forgotten?

Dedicated to "SSIM" and a much larger Story, that one day, must be told.  This article appeared in the June 2019 Issue of "The Journal of the Association of Concert Bands".

“Never Forgotten” has been played around the world.  People…

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Sam Ring

Photomementi in PDF here.


SAM “Uncle Sammy” RING, a Great Man Always

18 JAN 2024, on the Birthday of Sammy

"The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering."

Sam Ring’s life is beyond “story.” He was born…

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Only for Now, Only for Always


Thoughts on ONLY for NOW

For teens and people who love them. 

There’s only 1 way to be 65 years old and resurrect a book written while you’re a teenager, about a teenager, for the teens you’ll one day…

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Love Unleashed

The “world” constantly unleashes its wars, its divisions, its dictates against reason, its fomenting of hatred, and a list you well know.  Now imagine LOVE unleashed, a Love of Humanity, a True Romantic Love, a Timeless Love.  

The “Ahab, &

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Speech for 14 SEP 2023



POW Speech for 14 SEP 2023 at PACMOAA

Speech written to honor the Souls of Bataan & Corregidor

Tomorrow, (15 SEP) is National POW/MIA Recognition Day.


The form of the presentation is

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Interview by Carter Schmelz 6 JUN 2023

A link to the full concert on Youtube is below…

Interview by Carter Schmelz 6 JUN 2023
After the 21 APR 2023 Little Creek Navy Base Concert of Beyond Courage, Kakehashi: That We Might Live


General Questions:

What inspired you

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Parable of the Runner!

Once there was a Woman in a race… Her training put her far in front of the other runners.  After she crossed the finish line.. (in her mind there was no such thing)… she waited for the media and…

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"Whoever Said You Gotta Be In It to Win It?"


“Whoever said you gotta be in it to win it should talk to…”

Well, yeah.  In 1985, the Harrison Jazz Ensemble went to Canada, as the article says.  But what’s not there is the sequel.  We went back and became…

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Music to LIVE Again for!

3 MAR 2023
Music to LIVE Again for!
“Romance” from the Concerto for Violin




Today is the anniversary of STORMWORKS Chapter 3: WAIT of the WORLD, recorded in The Netherlands by the Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands

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a Snapshot of a Snapshot of a World Within a World



What follows is super compressed.  When you're ready to absorb this, get a cup of coffee or tea.

“Probability & Statistics” was one of my favorite subjects.  Feel free to calculate the ODDS of all this.


“The best Stories are

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