S.D. Giere

Professor, Photographer, Piper

Not Always Random Thoughts

A Wee Thought…

Yesterday, 1 July 2021, I started a year-long sabbatical. A privilege, I know. And one I’m grateful for. It’s a perk of being a professor to be stewarded with such time and space. I am working on a book, tentatively titled “Faith and the Reconciled Imagination,” under contract with Fortress Press. Some decades ago andContinue reading “A Wee Thought…”


One of my avocations is playing the great highland bagpipes. I’ve had the good fortune of being in and around music since I was just a wee lad. The pipes have been a musical fixture in my life since about 2015, when I got connected with the Dubuque Fire Pipes & Drums. I aspire to play well and to enjoy doing so. Whether playing with the band, solo gigs, or on mountain tops, I delight in the soul-rattling sounds of the pipes.

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