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I'm a choral conductor, composer, teacher, and writer, a friend of Dr. Bob and Bill W., the father of five grown children, and married to the love of my life.

Groups: Monday Night Cancer Club, House of LIGHTS, Sluts, Positive Intention and Lovingkindness, Motor City Kossacks

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Diaries published: 11 (309 days since last diary on Sun Jul 20, 2014 at 09:25 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 769 (14 days since last comment on Tue May 12, 2015 at 12:45 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 231

Total Comment Ratings: 63

Most Recommended Diary: The Boy Who Wasn't There, 50 comments, 54 recommends

People Following ProvokingMeaning: 8

ProvokingMeaning's Most Recent Diaries:

It's Sunday evening, just past midnight. I'm back in Ann Arbor. The bags are (mostly) unpacked. The trash and recycling (it's Ann Arbor, where they have full-color glossy guides with photographs to ...
by ProvokingMeaning
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun Jul 20, 2014 at 09:25 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
On this first day in February – true, this is no jive-- Peregrine Kate has reached a birthday: number fifty-five. And how did she, you ask, arrange at this point to arrive? oo, oo, oo, oo: Stayin’
by ProvokingMeaning
Comment Count 50 comments on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 03:46 AM PST with 19 Recommends
So I'm driving to work at Wayne State this morning for the last day of instruction for the semester, wearing a red tie to show (muted) solidarity with my labor friends, when the radio cuts to an ...
by ProvokingMeaning
Comment Count 22 comments on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 11:10 AM PST with 17 Recommends
If you read my profile, you'll see that I'm a conductor and composer. What I am definitely not is a poet, as the following doggerel (to be sung to tune of "Yankee Doodle") clearly confirms: Willard ...
by ProvokingMeaning
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 08:31 AM PST with 5 Recommends
Want to pierce the veil to Republican thinking? No problem! All you have to do is take equal parts of Willard’s recent post-mortem speech (AKA “I did SO mean what I said about the 47%”) and ...
by ProvokingMeaning
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 02:00 PM PST with 8 Recommends
This will likely be the shortest diary I've ever written, or ever will write. Driving to my church job this morning (it's all part of being a choral musician: on Sundays I belong to Baby Jesus), I ...
by ProvokingMeaning
Comment Count 25 comments on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 05:46 PM PDT with 30 Recommends

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