I have two grown sons who are incredible and both are now married to Japanese women.
Along with Rod Stewart, I am passionate about the World’s Greatest Hobby (model railroading) and so, this is where I get my Nom de Plume, “DaphitedFan” as in the “Gorre and Daphetid.” I am planning a model railroad that could have existed in 1948 in Vermont and New Hampshire. I find it fascinating doing the historical research to recreate this halcyon period in rural New England.
For a number of years, I would teach mathematics at a local university and I especially enjoyed working with students from many different cultures and nationalities. One of the most satisfying aspects of teaching was to get really difficult mathematics across to students. I would particularly enjoy spending Saturdays with them before exams.
I love the arts and I especially enjoy going to concerts and seeing operas both in New York and at NJPAC. I have enjoyed going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA, the Frick, the Guggenheim and the New York Botanical Gardens.