Older stuff, moved from or rearranged on my home page
I've been working on resource web pages for owners of Greenspeed, Terratrike, and Linear recumbent trikes and bikes.
Riding in the 33rd Annual Hilly Hundred two day bicycle tour, October 14-15.
Taking pictures at the the 7th annual Lotus World Music Festival.
Getting excited about a Terratrike.
Going to the Farmers Market on Saturdays.
Struggling with various household problems. It is perhaps ironic that the thumbnailer software I use
to make these picture web pages is by a company called Smaller
Doing a photo archiving project at Interlochen. Here are some
pictures from the visit
Travelling! Here are many photos from our trip to Vermont,
Quebec, and Interlochen.
Here are some Village
Harmony Youth camp performance pictures from July in Vermont, and
also pictures from the Village
Harmony Adult Camp (only the first session so far).
Celebrating Independence at Bloomington's 4th of July parade
Annoying the musicians who play Irish music at Borders
on 1st, 3rd (and if there is one, 5th) Fridays.
Constructing some panoramic
views around our house.
Watching the construction
on Kirkwood Ave.
Playing with our neighbors'
cat and kitten.
Making a modest web site for the local youth a cappella
group Terra who had a
CD release concert on Mothers' Day.
Mourning the destruction of some of my favorite trees in the Rose
Hill Cemetery. Here's what
it looked like on a gray day in November.
Taking pictures of storm
damage. This afternoon we had a very short, intense wind/rain storm
which took down several trees withing a few blocks of my office. Here
are shots of a tree
that smooshed three cars (but no people) just behind my office --
good thing they took down the power lines last week, or the whole area
would have been hot. Anyway, I find the Darwin/fish bumper sticker sort
of symbolic when a tree wins over a car...
Going to see great music like Frifot
from Sweden, here as a foretaste of this September's coming Lotus
World Music Festival.
Looking at maps... Here's something nifty: topographic
map of Bloomington, from www.topozone.com. And even cooler is this
version on Microsoft's
TerraServer -- you can see it as a map, satellite photos, or a
relief map. Ooo, look ma, I can see our
house from here! And here's my
hometown (hint: scroll up one click to see why it was a great place
to grow up...).
Having some moles removed? Yuck. See this article
by Anne Lamott. She writes such real, down to earth stories. Her
book "Operating Instructions" strikes me as the most real book
on having a child I've ever seen. But, I don't know much about that
subject! Oh, speaking of which, Buckminster Fuller's book
"Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth" is interesting if you
can find a copy.
My birthday was a normal, actually a long, work day, except at the
end of it I was kissed
by my favorite band. OK, one of my favorite bands, the one
most likely to kiss me!
Our high school class, Portage '79, had our 20th year reunion in
August. I didn't get to see many folks I knew well, but Randy L took a
nice picture of Kelly
and me. OK, I look dorky, so what else is new?!
I took a short vacation hiking on a part of the Appalachian
Trail with my uncle.
Recently returned from a great vacation doing a lot of singing at a
Village Harmony camp
I've finally begun to get pictures from my 1986 exhange
program in China
digitized and webified.
Last summer we went to Bruce and Rachels' wedding,
-- can you guess which person is Kelly?
Travel and wilderness
travel. Not nearly enough in recent years, but this was very
important to me growing up.
Looking for lost friends... (Are you on
Sailing, usually at Lake Monroe. In '97 two ex-coworkers of mine at
UCS left town at the same time, and they had co-owned a little sailboat.
(Thanks, Chuck and Tim!) So I am back on the water sometimes. Sailing
can be meditative, just paying attention to wind, water, sails... Hard
to describe unless you've done it. I'm still learning how to handle
something bigger than a Sunfish.
Riding my Linear
Recumbent bicycles. With my Significant Other on her Rans
Nimbus recumbent. I'm working on a Linear
Resources page. And here's the official
Linear site on the web.
Taking and scanning pictures
of recumbent bicycles for the International Human Powered Vehicles web
Seeing as much local
music as I can.
Mourning my long-loved cat, Chen.
She died Feb 27, '97 I don't know why or how. Here's her on-line Mouse-o-leum
Working at the IU Student Loan Administration department, in the
Poplars building, doing LAN Administration, tech support, database
support, etc. Here are some recipes
from our recent food fest.
For the past 2.5 years I worked for Indiana University, University
Computing Services. I was the Intel Support Specialist at UCS's Support
Center, 855-6789. Really good folks there, though quite overworked, some
of whose pictures can be found below.
I also helped create the Recycling
Information Hotline at 812 33-CYCLE.
I play tuba in my spare
spare time. Long ago I was a performance major in the IU
School of Music.
I try to show my family and friends (see below), and
earth-neighbors how much I love them. I don't succeed nearly as much as
My favorite people
Things that have had a big influence on me
- Music -- both the practice and performance and the people, and
going to Interlochen and to the Village Harmony camp, and the 1981 North
Carolina School for the Arts (NCSA) summer orchestra tour of Europe
- Spending a semester in China
- going to Indiana University
- wilderness trips, especially canoe trips with my uncle, to Quetico,
the Missinaibi River, the Churchill River
- travelling around England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland
- marriage and divorce, and serious relationships
- deaths of friends and family
last updated January 30, 2001
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