I'm a licensed amateur radio operator (ham) with a heart for disaster preparedness, an itinerant chef, and amateur photographer. I attend Peninsula Bible Church in Cupertino and met my wife in the 20-something fellowship there. We are now raising one son, a herd of elephants and a cat.
I'm also webmaster for the neighborhood association where I live, and lead a forum on Nextdoor.com.
I graduated from Claremont McKenna College. When not writing my economics thesis on local currencies, I could be found singing in one of the choirs that met at Scripps College, noshing and discussing big topics over dinner at CMC's Athenaeum or playing piano, writing my own music and poetry, or taking pictures.
After graduation, I sang in two marvelous choirs, but have taken some time away from singing recently, as increased work duties and caring for a little one have taken priority.
In school, I rode everywhere and still think it's a marvelous underused method of transportation. I've bicycled half of the California coast on my own and hope some day to get back in the saddle. I dream of having enough time to catalog, transcribe, and organize the various things running through my head and home, and perhaps of developing some basic carpentry and woodworking skills.
Life is so generous a giver, but we, judging its gifts by their covering, cast them away as ugly or heavy or hard.
Remove the covering, and you will find beneath it a living splendour, woven of love, by wisdom, with power.
Fra Giovanni Giocondo
It is a dangerous thing to ask why someone else has been given more.
It is humblingand indeed healthyto ask why you have been given so much.
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