I am a software engineer by
trade but my interests extend far beyond that. I like building and tinkering with new gadgets and
technologies. I play the piano quite often, mostly ragtime piano.
I travel the world, enjoying fine food, beer and wine with my wife. I also enjoy gardening, birding, nature, outdoors,
astronomy, biology and photography. I also enjoy sports (baseball especially), working out, running and sci-fi books.
I could probably go on forever, I'll stop there...
I didn't start playing the piano when I was 17. The Entertainer was the second song I memorized which I learned by watching my mom play. I was fascinated by the syncopation and unique melodies of the right hand and left hand. I became somewhat obsessed with early jazz and ragtime eventually learning to play over 30 early Americana pieces by memory. I still try to play at least a few hours a week.