fin

A pictorial reprise:
Tracy and Scott actually do rule this time

I’m scratching “theology student” from my little “about” deal over there. It’s hard to believe, but the wife and I are both done with everything for Fuller. Everything has been mailed off, e- and otherwise, and any theology reading following today will be uncoerced.

The big final paper took me most of yesterday and today to finish (not to mention the past few weeks of slogging through Balthasar and Hart); but, despite my earlier predictions, I don’t think it is actually all that bad. Parts are even good, although given another day/week/month I would have polished/expanded/rewritten others.

My attention turns now to catching up with work I was able to postpone for BSU, which I expect will be comparatively relaxed and easy going. I hope to finish my De Profundis before the end of the semester and get started on something new, and it looks like an arrangement of one movement from Separations (which I have extracted as the standalone Elegy) will be given a performance in November by the BSU graduate string quartet.

Going to Fuller was an amazing experience and a great blessing, and I am very grateful to have been able to do it. All the same, with it now complete, I’m exquisitely happy to be diving into my musical life again with both feet. This is what I studied theology in order to do: be a musician, a composer, with a strong theological foundation to my work.

I hope, too, that I can fill out this blog according to its original purpose. I’ve written a lot about theology over the past two years, and less about music. It is, after all, new mus(ings)ic, and perhaps I can better unite the two now that my attention will be differently focused.

So congratulations to my lovely wife for finishing a day ahead of me–and what the heck, I’ll congratulate myself for finishing, as well. Onward!

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Scott

Husband and father. Catholic. Amateur cook, general food enthusiast. Composer of electroacoustic and other neat sorts of music. Composition/music theory/electronic music professor at Washington State University. Electric guitarist, classical percussionist, frequent performer of live computer music. Lover of this messy, complicated, stressful, beautiful life.

4 thoughts on “fin”

  1. Scott and Tracy,

    Congratulations on (really) finishing your Fuller work. It’s got to feel good to be closing that chapter, even if LA was a bit more exciting than Muncie. Let us know if you ever need an island vacation to get away from school.

    Troy

  2. Thanks, Troy.

    I hope we’ll be able to take you up on that island vacation sometime soon, it’s been way too long since we’ve seen you guys–and there’s a new one to meet now, too! We’ve really enjoyed following the pictures and tales on your blog; it’s nice to hear what you’re up to and how you’re doing.

    Have fun with the snakes and bugs–and hurricanes?

  3. Glad to say that we haven’t had a hurricane come close to us yet. No evacuations, although that happens occasionally. We haven’t been directly hit since the late 19th century, so I hope that continues for a few more years.

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