Music

Bleeding Fingers Composer Contest

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Recently, I found a contest by the Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop called Hans Zimmer Wants You. Hans Zimmer is an Academy Award winning composer whose credits include 12 Years a Slave, Man of Steel, and The Dark Knight Rises. He composed a piece called Destiny’s Door, and posted all of the “stems” meaning all […]

Musings

The Winter Olympics and My Family History

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As I watch the Winter Olympics (and prepare for Atlanta’s Snowpocalypse II) I feel the desire to share a bit of family history. My great aunt (my father’s aunt) was Olga Organista, a Hungarian pairs figure skater with partner Sandor Szalay. Together, they were Hungarian champions from 1928-1930; European champions in Vienna in 1930 and […]