The Philosophy Behind the Album

“We are a way for the cosmos to know itself” – Carl Sagan “I am the consequence of 3 miracles: the miracle of Life, the miracle of Mind, and the miracle of Culture.” – Gregg Henriques “I am large, I contain multitudes.” – Walt Whitman, Song of Myself  Photo by Robert Hensley I have learned […]

Henry Waring Latané Temple and Susan Jones

“They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness, as the stars forever and ever.” – Daniel 12:3 Henry Waring Latané Temple was born in April 6, 1812 in Essex County, Virginia, the fourth child of John Temple and Mary “Polly” Latané. Essex County in […]

How I Met My Great-Great-Great Grandparents

I have 32 great-great-great grandparents. Four of them are Virginia natives, and two of them are Essex County, Virginia natives. I had seen that birthplaces for Henry Temple and Sarah Jones Temple were in Essex County, Virginia. My great-great-great grandfather Henry Waring Latane Temple was rector in South Farnham Parish and at St. Paul’s Episcopal […]

The Road So Far

Owen Temple has wanted to be a songwriter and storyteller for as long as he can remember. He grew up in Mountain Home, a small town outside of Kerrville, Texas, home of the renowned Kerrville Folk Festival. “I did my first singing at our Presbyterian church, but I was inspired to become a songwriter by […]