What's this all about?

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July 12, 2008
By Bret

First of all, you must first pronounce it correctly: 'Hape-nee' Orchestra.

Everything else is just details, but they’re details we’re excited about: culture, art, faith and religion (not necessarily the same thing), media, learning, sharing, starting conversations, thinking, writing, thinking some more, and then doing it all again.

We are not experts. We’re just a few guys who have very busy lives and who decided that creating a website devoted to what we’re passionate about would be worth the time and effort.

Our goal is to each post original content of some sort as often as life allows, ideally at least once every week or two, whether a photograph, an essay or book review, an original song, a sketch, or whatever else we are inspired to create.