Members and Ancestry While
we don't have any incredibly famous people that we know of in our
family history, there's plenty of interesting characters, and I've
been able to establish that we have Scotch,
Irish, and English blood. (The boar's head pictured above is
explained when you click on the Scotch link)
expert level, but haven't competed in a tournament for five years.
Formerly coached the local high school chess team, which won 4 state
team championships and various other awards during my 13 year career.
classic and artistic film
most, especially Hitchcock, Scorsese, Fellini, and Woody Allen. Created
a film course for Tuba City High School. Although not a complete Treker,
Star Trek is among many interests, and I attended the 2003
Grand Slam Star Trek convention in Pasadena. I participated
in the 2005
Cannes Film Festival.
eclectic taste in music; I enjoy most kinds except hip hop and rap.
I especially enjoy the
blues, specializing in Chicago style,
and my favorite single artist would be Bob Dylan. I have hosted a
local radio show featuring mostly "oldies" and blues. Have attended
a variety of concerts, including alternative, heavy metal, classical,
jazz, reggae, country, folk, and blues.
love travelling and want to do much more of it. One trip was on my
which I qualified for on a business promotion. Europe
is a favorite destination, however. In the summer of 2002, I fulfilled
a lifetime dream of spending two weeks in Paris.
for a different Thanksgiving break, I took a Roman
holiday, followed by Christmas in London
Pictures from France in May 2005: Arles,
Pictures from Egypt in March 2006: Lower
Egypt, and Sinai/Alexandria.
Pictures from China in March 2007: Tibet, Beijing, Central and South China
I enjoy basketball, football, soccer, golf,and
hockey, the only sport I get "passionate" about is baseball--perhaps
getting infected growing up in Cardinal territory listening to Harry
Caray. I have also created a Stan
Musial web site, dedicated to my boyhood hero. Now living
in Phoenix, I have converted to being primarily an Arizona
Diamondbacks fan and am a season ticket holder.