Market Square Deli

NOTE: This restaurant is now closed Market Square deli opened in the old Schlotski’s location on Wade Hampton after it declared bankruptcy.  The decor has been updated to old-style New York.  It is also apparent that they are striving for a “family-friendly” atmosphere with game nights and other kid-oriented activities.  It’s a nice update, but … Continue reading Market Square Deli

Easter Paean

Alleluia, Christ is Risen!He is Risen Indeed! …and with those words begin the traditional liturgy of Easter. My friend Paul, who is Lutheran, says that their liturgy forbids use of the word "Alleluia" during Lent.  I don’t know of any restrictions placed on Presbyterians, but the Fourth Presbyterian Choir tried to overcome such prohibitions with … Continue reading Easter Paean


Last night I performed in one of the most difficult concerts of my career.  The Children’s Hospital of Greenville holds an annual service in memorial to those children who have died in the hospital in the past year.  This year the Greenville Chorale Chamber Ensemble  was invited to sing.  The service consists of a half-hour video … Continue reading Kindertotenlieder

Lorem Ipsum

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Sed posuere nulla eget sapien. Duis aliquam consectetuer pede. Sed sagittis, orci nec ornare porttitor, nulla ligula tristique sem, id aliquam dolor leo ac dolor. In vulputate erat id tellus. Etiam eleifend est nec felis. Suspendisse porta justo ac metus. Vestibulum dignissim, sapien ut semper molestie, lorem … Continue reading Lorem Ipsum

Home Improvements

Today my father and I kept our standing annual date for the Southern Home and Garden Show. We’ve been doing this for at least ten years now – we wander through the exhibits, say hello to our friends who are doing the same, and usually end the experience with an overly expensive and not necessarily … Continue reading Home Improvements

Sticky Fingers

Tonight we decided to try Sticky Fingers downtown.  I had seen these new restaurants popping up here and in Columbia, and wanted to give them a shot.  Apparently the first one was in Mt. Pleasant, and they have spread from there all over the Southeast, with most of their restaurants here in SC. Atmosphere A … Continue reading Sticky Fingers

The Subtle Art of Misdirection

Two seemingly unrelated events, and yet their implications are entwined. First, over the weekend we visited our our friends, John & Kate Kaup, in Washington DC. Kate is on a one-year sabbatical from Furman, and serving as a Congressional something-or-other having to do with China. During the visit, she expressed concern about some information on … Continue reading The Subtle Art of Misdirection