Organ Builders

This young man (Klaus) is toasting a bagel in our hotel breakfast room.  He and two other young men about his age (Klaus is 23), are building a new pipe organ for the Hancher Performing Arts Center.  (Remember that the Old Hancher was destroyed by flooding.)  When I expressed surprise at the young team members,… Continue reading Organ Builders


I picked up this magnet in Hannibal.  And lo, it has proved prophetic.  Perhaps, he buildings on the pentacrest (the five buildings looming on a campus hill here at the U of I) are made of Iowa Limestone, not Indiana Limestone.  I had only ever heard of Indiana Limestone, but apparently Iowa has several quarry regions… Continue reading Corrections