Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Fablehaven and Glenn Beck

Not too much is happening now. I submitted my short story and am currently reading a few books to improve my writing chops. Once I finish those, I'll tackle my two novels again. I find the writing part is easy, it's the editing that is hard. I'm also slowly reading Fablehaven 2, mainly for study. I carefully read each chapter and take notes on what the author (Brandon Mull) did to make it interesting and keep the story moving.

On Sunday, I was able to play tenor sax in a concert band at the Marriott Center in Provo. It was a patriotic meeting in conjunction with the Freedom Festival. Glenn Beck was the keynote speaker and he gave a marvelous talk. He was introduced by Stephen R. Covey. Michael Ballam also did a couple of musical numbers. As for my part, we played patriotic music, like Battle Hymn of the Republic, Americans We (or is that Wii?), and Stars and Stripes Forever. I've been playing a lot of jazz tenor lately, but this was the first time in about 6 years since I performed classically on it. The last time was playing a Prokofiev piece with the Anchorage Symphony.

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