Countries and other places of interest I've been

  • USA

  • Canada

  • Mexico

  • Panama

  • Japan

  • Okinawa

  • Taiwan

  • China

  • Tahiti

  • New Zealand

  • Norway

  • England

  • Scotland

  • Holland

  • Colombia

  • Aruba

  • Denmark

  • Caribbean Islands

  • Hawaii

  • Wake Island

  • Ie Shima

  • Hong Kong


Much too much to say here; go on to the  Music page...


I regard cooking as a major form of creativity, and have always enjoyed working in the kitchen. And now that I have more time to devote to it, I approach it more seriously. We're a kitchen-oriented family; my wife, with her extensive collection of cookbooks, is an excellent chef and has always provided guidance to some of the more esoteric endeavors.  My children are all good cooks; in fact, my son Jeff is a professional chef.  

Here are some of my favorite creations:


In the early 1970's, a window opened and signaled to me that it was time to try my hand at oil painting.  In the space of about three and a half years, I produced a good number of oils on canvas, most of which were pretty bad, but a few of them turned out well enough to give to my kids and close friends, as well as keep a couple to feather our own nest.  I even once had a booth at the annual Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh.

Then, quite suddenly, the window closed and I could no longer paint anything.  Painter's block set in, and never left.  So- just before we moved to California, that chapter of my life abruptly ended.

Here are some samples of my work:

Mini Still Life  March 1970
Italian on Velvet  December 1970
Lemons and Limes  ca. 1971
Still Life #1   April 1971
Still Life #2   (my personal best) October 1971

 My Top Movies of all time  (with the exception of Braveheart, not in any particular order)

Significant Contribution to Mankind

The Far Pavilions Martini - Try it if you dare




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