Hi!

About Me

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 gardening, birding, nature, outdoors, astronomy, biology and photography. I also enjoy sports (baseball especially), working out, running and sci-fi books.
I could probably go on forever, I'll stop there...

Ragtime Piano

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.

Portfolio

My greatest passion is probably wildlife and nature photography. It has taken me to the farthest corners of every continent in the world. Below are a few of my photographs, more I have taken but more can be found on my photography website.

King Penguins, South Georgia Island, Antarctica

King Penguins, Antarctica

Antelope Canyon, USA

Antelope Canyon, USA

Crab-eating Macaque, Thailand

Crab-eating Macaque,
Thailand

Horseshoe Bend, USA

Horseshoe Bend, USA

Tabular Icebergs, Antarctica

Tabular Icebergs, Antarctica

Olive-backed Sunbird, Australia

Olive-backed Sunbird, Australia