Monthly Archives: March 2012

UNCLE TOM AND THE “QUIMBO SYNDROME”

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Uncle Tom is a fictional character in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Mrs. Stowe used the novel with stunning effectiveness as a … Continue reading

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Abel and Trayvon

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth This morning, I listened to part of A New Day for al-Islam in America (which is the third hour of the Thursday morning internet radio … Continue reading

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God of the Universe (a poem for group recital, written in 1975)

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Solo: Who is that man, The strongest, wisest, first to be, Who says, “All others come from me”? Group: The Black Man, the Asiatic Black … Continue reading

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A Few Muslim Scholars (from 800 C.E. to 1650 C.E.) versus the Ever-Shrinking God-Idea of Some Contemporary Scientists

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth One America’s leading scientists and one of my favorite people, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, astronomer, astrophysicist and Director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York … Continue reading

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bang

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth he is the one who said bang and it banged and it was a big bang and it was goo-oo-ood April 28, 2002    

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Outline for “Wilmington Memorial” (a work-in-progress) (music for “Processional” added)

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth A Participatory Ceremony (all present, the “celebrants“, participate) Processional (orchestra) —–> (celebrants enter hall) (somber) [composed, 2007] Narration (narrator, with orchestra) (quiet start, increasingly dramatic) … Continue reading

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