This page is where I ramble on about various interests that
have. I have many hobbies. Some of my hobbies pay the rent, which is
nice. Other hobbies I merely dabble in. These are not presented in any
I have taken many computer classes. I like to solve my own
computer problems. I built my computer from parts, and I created this
website.I'm fond of Ubuntu Linux, which I highly recommend.
I practice this every day. I'm pretty good at it. I have an
associate degree in music from Cabrillo College in Aptos. I mostly play
solo piano. My favorite is Bach, but I also play Chopin, Beethoven,
Grieg, Mozart, Scott Joplin, Zez Confrey, Stevie Wonder , Elton John,
Anita Baker, etc...
I rarely perform piano, mostly because I don't like the idea of carting
around a piano. Plus , there are plenty of other great piano players
out there. Sometimes I will play a tune or two if a piano is present on
stage, depending on the situation. One time I had a regular gig in a
restaraunt, where I did a combination of magic tricks , and piano
I like to improvise with whatever ingredients are on hand. I
cook just about every day. I like almost everything, and I tend to make
Mexican, Chinese, and Italian food. Some of my favorite dishes include:
chili-cheese tamales, enchiladas with red chile sauce, pizza,
casseroles, spicy beans, tabouli, chinese chicken salad, grilled tempeh
sandwiches, home-fried potato medley, pea soup, cornbread, eggplant
with hot garlic sauce, mango salsa, pasta with garlic/olive
oil/parsley/red-pepperflakes, etc..., hey I'm getting hungry!
Salsa Rueda is salsa dancing performed in a circle. One of the dancers
in the circle
calls out the moves, and the dancers change partners frequently. It's a
lot of fun.
I go to "Salsa Rueda Santa Cruz" and also "Bailamos Salsa Rueda"
classes a lot.
I have made a point to do my local errands on bicycle, and walking.
I believe it has contributed a lot to my health and wealth.
It is lots of fun and great exercise. My main bike is a touring bike. It's set up for hauling groceries,
and getting around town with ease: low gearing, fenders, rack, and cargo box on back.