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I am a retired software engineer. I enjoy being outdoors, hiking ,
or biking, or wandering around art fairs. In june of 2010 I found
myself unexpectedly widowed, shortly after moving to Estes Park.
I'm ready to begin the next phase of my life.
I enjoy playing music. I play my euphonium in a number of musical
groups, including the Castle Rock Community band. If you are
wondering just what a euphonium is, ask me. I started playing when
I was six. I enjoy lots of music, but mostly the kind that I can
I moved to Castle Rock the first of August. I'm looking forward to
meeting new people there.
I'm not into watching a lot of TV, but I do like to watch movies
What I’m doing with my life
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I've learned that life is short, and it can come to an end when you
least expect. It is best to live life to it's fullest. To do the
things that you always wanted to do now. And to be generous and
give back to the community you live in, and try make things better
for you having lived there. I am volunteering at the local Art
Guild, where they made me marketing director. I'm also taking
photography classes and improving my skills in taking photos. This
is a great way to get into the outdoors as well, hiking and
I’m really good at
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I'm really good at telling a computer what to do, and how to do it.
This is called programming it. It involves long periods of intense
concentration. I've noticed that this activity tends to drive a lot
of people nuts, but without it this website and others like it
would not exist.
Also because of this ability, I'm good at playing music. It gives
me great enjoyment, and I hope that people who listen to it enjoy
it as well. This summer I was able to teach kids how to play music
at a camp in Estes Park. It is part of giving back for the people
who taught me to play those many years ago.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I read a lot of books. One by Stephen King I enjoyed lately was
11/22/63, was about the consequences of preventing the JFK
assassination in Dallas. It was really well done. I've also enjoyed
the works of the Swedish author Henning Mankell, who's main
character is a detective named Kurt Wallander. The novels he writes
are very realistic, some would say dark. But they portray the human
condition well. His work has been made into a series of PBS movies
now, called Wallander staring Kenneth Branagh. Check it out. Some
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I've been thinking a lot lately about the sustainability of our
economy. It is becoming very clear that we are headed for a long
period of non-growth or recession, despite what politicans might be
promising in their election campaigns. This is because our
resources, like energy, water, minerals, etc. are in increasingly
short supply, as the demand for them is increasing on a global
basis, making them more and more expensive. My question to myself,
is how do I prepare for what I know is coming in the near future?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
When you are retired, Friday is very much like any other night. You
get to do what ever you want. Though most of my music groups do not
schedule a practice for that night, so I have that night off from
that activity. However concerts are often on Fridays or Saturdays,
so you might find me attending or performing at one. Or just
relaxing at home. There probably is no typical Friday night.
You should message me if
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