3.27.2010

THE NEW TAX FORM 1040-EZ

Got this from a customer I delivered to the other day...
1040 EZ 2 DO TAX FORM
New Simplified Tax Form

1. How much money did you make? $___________
2. Send it to us.

Thought for the day:
As income tax time approaches, did you ever notice:
When you put the two words "The" and "IRS" together,
it spells "THEIRS"?
Peace,
BMP

3.13.2010

3.07.2010

UPDATE ON STEVE O

Sorry for the delay in posting. Today is the first chance I've really had to sit and do much of anything over the last two weeks between working long hours and moving. Now we're pretty much all settled in, so here goes...

SteveO has just recently been moved out of intensive care and into a hospital in Bristol, Virginia, that has a special wing that specializes in weaning people off ventilators. Last Friday, he was taken off a ventilator for two hours and his oxygen and carbon dioxide levels were good.

While this seems to be good news, let's pray that his recovery continues, and for his wife Katie as well.

Peace,
BMP

3.04.2010

MUSIC FOR HOLY MASS

March 6, 2010 - 4:30 PM
Anticipated Mass for the Third Sunday of Lent
St. John the Baptist Church, Pawtucket, RI


It's been a few months since the last time I filled in. Last summer I had filled in at St. John's after the death of our good friend Paul Martin. This Saturday, I'm filling in for the new music director, Robert Giambo. All of the music was of his choosing, except for the Communion, which was at the request of the pastor.

Lord, who throughout these forty days ("St. Flavian")
The Lord is kind and merciful/Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ (Alstott)
I heard the voice of Jesus say ("Kingsfold")
Sanctus/Agnus (Vermulst - People's Mass)
Christ has died/Amen (Danish)
Holy Ground (Beatty)
Organ recessional (to be determined by yours truly - probably last minute)
UPDATE 3/7/10 8:36 AM: Said organ recessional was three variations on Passion Chorale, the first being the very basic two-part piece on it by Flor Peeters (cantus firmus in the tenor) from his Little Organ Book, the other two were my own (one with cantus firmus in the pedal, the other with the melody on top, but with a snarky impromptu reharmonization).

Peace,
BMP