I am a classical musician by training and express my art through music composition, music arranger, performance as a singer (bass), instrumentalist, and as a conductor.
Other arts that I am passionate about include cuisine (see photos), architecture, painting, opera, theater, sculpture, gardening to name a few. I also enjoy riding my bicycle, boating, sports cars and sports car racing (I have done that), ecology, home improvement and styling, acquiring new knowledge.
Politically I am very liberal and am involved with progressive politics. I have run for public office, and currently hold 2 appointed commissions with city government.
Also. I like dogs though I am presently dogless most of the time. Occasionally I care for a loaner dog, a Shnoodle named Clancy that loves to howl. When he first arrives at my house he likes to sit on my lap and we howl together. It is a bonding moment.