Helping Haiti

At first it didn’t occur to me that I should publish what Signpost Music and I are doing to help Haiti. But then I recalled how often in the past I have been inspired by the action of others.  So below is and account of the modest help we are giving to the...

Here Comes the New Year

Well… Happy New Year! By now most of us have settled back into our work routines and gearing up for the next thing.  I hope most of you… all of you… had a chance to rest up, visit with someone you love and eat something unique to the season.  I hope...

Avatar, Parsnips and Aboriginal Agony

I have to admit that I loved Avatar – the movie. I know the writing is a bit lame and there are all kinds of concerns about the message it sends (see thoughtful critique by NY Times op-ed columnist David Brooks). But visually, it is wildly entertaining and at...

Pax Christi or Pax Romana – what’s your pleasure?

The following is a preview of an  article I wrote for the launching of Tim Huff’s new website www.bentonhope.com (the site goes public Jan 1 | 2010). I slipped some proud Grampa pictures in just because 🙂 It seems entirely appropriate to be reflecting on Peace...

Unto Us a Grandson is Born

Our grandson, Pax Carlo Keaton Giardino, was born yesterday morning at 6:15 am. 8lbs, 7oz Already the fan reviews are promising. One lucky Londoner who was able to visit him yesterday in the hospital wrote: “…magnificent….positively...

“Whole be Thou!”

I thought some of you might want to see photos from the recent symphony concerts. It is pretty hard to articulate how meaningful and fun these events are.  The grandeur and overwhelming beauty is almost wounding. I’m not sure how else to say it.  There is a...

Steve with Kitchener Symphony | Review

Below is a review posted by  a concert-goer who attended Steve’s recent concert with the Kitchener Symphony Orchestra (Dec 6 | 09): Dec. 6/09 Approximately ninety minutes ago I returned home with my spouse from the Kitchener Symphony show. It was a magnificent...

Looking Back And Looking Ahead

Every year, about this time, I start getting reflective and slightly misty-eyed about the previous year. And  it was a bit of a nutty yea with my own adult children coming and going, relentless touring, dramatic shifts in business, a new blog-based website, home...

Want to help carry bags?

Music is language. When I was young, in the evenings, after she thought my sisters and I were asleep, my mother would often sit at the piano and play for hours. I would drift in and out of consciousness, aware that I was being bathed in melody and song. You might say...
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