Tag Archives: University of Kansas

#TBT: Doctoral recital

My second doctoral recital in April 1998 featured music of Britten, Naylor, and Howells.

I conducted the Howells.

The program notes: docrecital2

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Leaving KU

Thank to Kyle Unruh, who took these photos, I still have my prints from a photo shoot in 1999 as I was wrapping up at the University of Kansas.  These photos were at the end of my Atkins Diet, where I had dropped nearly 40 pounds of primarily beer weight (how I loved Free State Brewing Co.!).

Rock Chalk

I’m leaving the Heathrow Express from London Paddington. Walking in the endless underground tunnels to make my way to the Queen’s Terminal, I hear behind me “Rock Chalk.”

I turn around.

A guy — college age, of Asian heritage — in a Jayhawks fleece sweater is making his way back to Lawrence after visiting family in the UK.

He spotted by University of Kansas Jayhawks identification tag on my suitcase.

Jayhawks are everywhere.

And I’m glad for this truth!