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Got my keyboard rig packed. Ready f…

Got my keyboard rig packed. Ready for the next stop in Chicago. Got my shoes packed. Ready for 17 miles in the cold tomorrow.

Someone that I follow here on G+ yesterday posted something about the difference between Twitter,…

Someone that I follow here on G+ yesterday posted something about the difference between Twitter, FB and G+. In the conversation I realised that since I use G+ to feed the other two I mostly use G+ just like the other two services; short updates with little real content. So since I, like almost everyone, have a couple of very specific interests I thought it was about time to start actually starting conversations about those things.

So here are the two topics that I intend to write about:

First – music That's how I make a living. It's what I've been doing since I started playing piano when I was four. I love to play with other musicians in front of people and am lucky enough to be able to do that often. I also love to write and create and get to do that as well as I score for film. Those of you who don't know, my day job is mixing sound for film and film scoring.

Second – running I love to run. I love to race. 5K is kind of my thing. I put in 40-50 miles a week. You should know I'm competitive down to my bones.

So that is what I will focus on here on G+

So my question is, who out there is making music, either professionally or just for fun and love; and who's running?

perhaps my favorite live track I’ve ever played and mixed: http://anthemarchive.bandcamp.com/trac…

perhaps my favorite live track I've ever played and mixed: http://anthemarchive.bandcamp.com/track/thy-mercy-my-god-10-9-11

Listen and download Thy Mercy, My God 10-9-11 for free.

Released 13 October 2011.

Thy mercy my God is the theme of my song,
The joy of my he…

Sorry neighbors for the accordion practice. I’m done now.

Sorry neighbors for the accordion practice. I'm done now.

We Have Not Known Thee

Our church does a modern setting of this old hymn text. I’ve sung it many times without really noticing the words. This week at rehearsal I finally paid attention and have been thinking about them since.

We have not known Thee as we ought, nor learned Thy wisdom, grace and power.
The things of earth have filled our thought, and trifles of the passing hour.
Lord, give us light Thy truth to see, and make us wise in knowing Thee.

We have not feared Thee as we ought, nor bowed beneath Thine awesome eye,
Nor guarded deed and word and thought, remembering that God was nigh.
Lord, give us faith to know Thee near, and grant the grace of holy fear.

We have not loved Thee as we ought, nor cared that we are loved by Thee.
Thy presence we have coldly sought, and feebly longed Thy face to see.
Lord, give a pure and loving heart to feel and know the love Thou art.

We have not served Thee as we ought, alas, the duties left undone,
The work with little fervor wrought, the battles lost or scarcely won.
Lord, give the zeal and give the might for Thee to toil, for Thee to fight.

When shall we know Thee as we ought, and fear and love and serve aright?
When shall we, out of trial brought, be perfect in the land of light?
Lord, maybe we day by day prepare to see Thy face and serve Thee there.

–Thomas B. Pollock (1889)

The third verse especially speaks to me. I certainly have been guilty of seeking after God coldly and feebly. Lord, give a pure and loving heart to feel and know the love Thou art.