Today was the first day of my personal experiment with the “Master Cleanser” – an old-fashioned Fast to cleanse the system. I can speak of this without trouble of conscience, as this Fast is not one of spiritual intent but of physiological. A little internal “Spring Cleaning” as it were… Since the rigorous athletic training … Continue reading A Cleansing Fast
As the Prime Minister of Lebanon announced the resignation of his government, the United Nations warned that crowds of protestors in Beirut have generated “dangerously high levels of carbon dioxide – a deadly greenhouse gas.” “All of this mob chanting, shouting and incessant breathing in and out poses a threat to the environment in the … Continue reading Protests Generate Greenhouse Gas
February 28th 1995 “Well, it ain`t no use to sit and wonder why, babe – it don`t matter anyhow. And it ain`t no use to sit and wonder why, babe – if you don`t know by now. When the rooster crows at the break of Dawn, look out your window and I`ll be gone – … Continue reading Don`t Think Twice, It`s Alright
The ninth-ranked University of Oklahoma Sooners Rugby team won its second straight Big XII title on Saturday, remaining undefeated and pushing their winning streak to 13 straight victories. The Sooners defeated the University of Nebraska “Cornhuskers” 25-10 in the first match of the day. The game was tied at halftime before the Sooners pulled it … Continue reading Sooner Ruggers Take Conference Championship
Father – Oklahoman
Composer – Teacher
Mark Tindle has played Music most of his life and has been a professional Musician for over twenty years. He is an accomplished player and teacher of the mountain Dulcimer, acoustic Guitar, and bluegrass Banjo. He began playing the Guitar at age eleven and the Banjo at age sixteen.
Tindle first picked up the mountain Dulcimer in 1982 and is regarded today as one of the finest and most innovative Dulcimer players in the country. His Music includes traditional American and Irish tunes, classical and contemporary pieces, as well as Church hymns and his own original works.
Tindle has won several mountain Dulcimer playing competitions including two National Mountain Dulcimer Championships. He has performed at many major Dulcimer events throughout the country and is a highly respected instructor and contest judge. His concerts are always well received and often include Guitar and vocal. His latest creative energies have been focusing on writing Christian Music for worship and edification.
Tindle`s unique Music seems to reach people of all ages and walks of life by reflecting the sensitive, personal touch inherent in the mountain Dulcimer. Through his effective teaching methods, many students have also grasped new playing skills to further enhance their fulfillment and enjoyment with the Dulcimer.
Mark lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his wife (and best friend) Melissa and their six wonderful children: James, John, Andrew, Benjamin, Mary, and Hannah.
So my Beloved awakens and departs for her early shift. I awake also, as my Mind has grown terribly bored with Sleep. Still quite early, the Sun has not yet crested the far Horizon. I sit on my porch and listen to the Wind blow through the Trees. Sounds blend together in Harmony: wind, trees, … Continue reading Subtle Sunrise Symphony
I keep feeling anxious, that “Sunday-night-before-the-big-exam-on-Monday-and-I-haven`t-even-studied” feeling. I feel like I have so much to do before tomorrow – but the truth is, I do not. I do not have anything “due tomorrow” – or for the near future, nothing urgent, that is – nothing that I cannot take care of by the middle of … Continue reading Pushing Forward Back