Tag: Harding University

Choral music and me, with links to actual music!

I’ve sung choral music all my life. Growing up in the Church of Christ, every Sunday morning and Sunday night and Wednesday night, I was singing hymns and gospel songs, a cappella. I started as a boy soprano, sang alto for a while, switched to tenor for about a year, and then settled into the bass-baritone …

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“Reunion,” a short story by Eddie Willett, age 19

As promised in the previous post, here’s my short story from the Spring 1979 issue of Shapes and Names, the literary magazine of Harding College (now Harding University). The cover art at left was created by Jerry Palmer. My short story, at over 8,000 words, was by far the longest piece, and reading it now, …

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I wonder what my college professor would think of me now?

The next post after this one is going to be a very early short story of mine that I just uncovered. Called “Reunion,” it was published in the Spring, 1979, issue (Volume 2, Number 2) of Shapes and Names, the literary magazine published by the department of English of Harding College (now Harding University) in …

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TSR, Gygax, D&D & me

TSR. Gygax. The names may mean nothing to you, but to me, they were once words of power, for TSR (Tactical Studies Rules Inc.) published Dungeon & Dragons…and Gary Gygax, who cofounded the company in 1973 with childhood friend Don Kaye, created that seminal fantasy role-playing game, along with Dave Arneson. Now comes news that …

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Saturday Special from the Vaults: Follow a Song

Last Saturday I posted the opening to the first novel I wrote, when I was 14 years old. This week we jump ahead four or five years to when I was attending Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas (that’s a photo of the library). This story, “Follow a Song,” was a winner in the school’s annual …

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RIP, daddy of D&D

I often say that I majored in journalism and minored in art and Dungeons & Dragons in university. D&D, without a doubt, consumed the majority of my free time on weekends. I was therefore saddened to hear today that Gary Gygax, co-creator of D&D, has died.

RIP, daddy of DD

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My alma mater makes the news…

…albeit it in slightly embarrassing fashion: “Mayhem at Harding: Dancing Breaks Out.” Oh, and there’s video.

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