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 being outdoors, gardening, birding, nature,
astronomy, biology and photography. I also enjoy sports (baseball), working out, running, sci-fi books and MMORPGs.
I'm probably forgetting a few things.
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.