Entries by Christopher

Gary Johnson

As some may know by now, I am a libertarian (though I am not officially part of the Libertarian Party because of long-standing personal principles that require my continued independence). Last night I made the short trip over to Duke University and had the great pleasure of hearing Gary Johnson speak at a seminar addressing […]

Radical

I’ve been told that I’m “radical.” And indeed, from many of today’s hopelessly entrenched perspectives, I am. But here’s my problem: when did encouraging independence of the mind, putting God-given Reason above faith, demanding strict adherence to the Constitution, seeking our natural individual Liberty, fighting to keep my right to what I have earned, securing […]

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“Il Trovatore”

Today I’m pleased to announce that I will be joining the opera chorus in North Carolina Opera’s upcoming production of Verdi’s Il Trovatore. This will be a semi-staged production, sung in Italian with English supertitles. Even though I quite like opera, this will actually be my first experience working with it, so I’m quite excited. […]

, The Fight Continues

“Tech companies and users teamed up. Tens of millions of people who make the Internet what it is joined together to defend their freedoms. The free network defended itself.” –Fight for the Future Congratulations! We dealt a heavy blow to SOPA and PIPA yesterday! There are currently 64 supporters to 108 opponents. Tens of thousands […]

, Time to Take a Stand

Hello all! Today, we approach a dangerous precipice. The U.S. Congress is soon to vote on legislation that would give the U.S. government the power to take down, without due process, websites accused of copyright infringement and the freedom to heavily fine supposed violators. According to the entertainment industry, such power is necessary to combat […]

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NCSU Choral Collage Concert

As you may know, I’ve been a part of North Carolina State University’s State Chorale for seven semesters now. In that time I’ve had the privilege of presenting some fantastic music with a very talented group of singers. This semester, on 1 November 2011 at 7:00pm in Stewart Theater (NCSU Campus) we will be joining […]

Is it really fiction?

“Every reader finds himself. The writer’s work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.” -Marcel Proust Recently I’ve been reflecting on how we can unconsciously make such strong connections to works of fiction. We […]

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“The Masque of the Red Death”

I am pleased to announce that I will be returning to sing with the orchestra at Carolina Ballet‘s The Masque of the Red Death. This short ballet is a prelude to the bigger attraction, Dracula. Both of these shows were great last year, so I highly recommend them. Tickets go on sale to the public […]

Steam, Steel, and Heat

Forgive me, O. Winston Link, for playing on your book title for my own humble artistry. For well over a decade now, I have made a short journey to Denton, NC every year around the week of July 4. What could possibly be out in the middle of nowhere in Denton, you ask? Tractors. And […]

Last Shuttle

In honor of our last shuttle launch: “‎You’re an interesting species. An interesting mix. You’re capable of such beautiful dreams, and such horrible nightmares.” –Contact “May we continue to explore and push beyond the limits of what we thought was possible. May we change our legacy from one of destruction to one of achievement. May […]