Gal Gadot’s Mystical Irish Connection

This weekend I watched an hour long show about Irish myths and legends[1] and noted a story about the legendary king hero Fionn mac Cumhaill (pronounced “Fin mac Kool”) and his love triangle with his betrothed, Gráinne (“Grah-nyah”), and his soldier servant, Diarmuid (“Jeer-mwuhg” or “Deer-mwuhg”). Fionn was old and Gráinne didn’t really want to… Continue reading Gal Gadot’s Mystical Irish Connection

Romance in MN – Good or Bad?

The other day I saw on the local news that Google reported the most searched relationship question in Minnesota was “how to break up.” Doesn’t sound great for us Minnesotans, does it?   I never searched on that, but I’ve had my share of bad relationships. I don’t think MN is much different than most… Continue reading Romance in MN – Good or Bad?

How does a bird sing in freezing rain?

I just posted the video for Rainbird. Watch below or go to my music video page at You’ll see in the video I ended up using a “real” bird instead of the 3d models I was trying to make. The 3d software was still useful, though. It let me add other effects, like the… Continue reading How does a bird sing in freezing rain?

Amazing Grace Requiem (Rest)

I’ve been having a hard time with asthma and lung infections for months, so I’ve worked on more instrumentals. Today I’m glad to release a new song called Amazing Grace Requiem (Rest). It’s a trumpet and violin tribute of the classic that follows the original lyrics by John Newton more closely.  In creating it I… Continue reading Amazing Grace Requiem (Rest)