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My self-summary
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 Community bands. 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 play.

I just moved to the Tucson area from Castle Rock the first of July 2017. I'm looking forward to meeting new people here.

I'm not into watching a lot of TV, but I do like to watch movies occasionally.
What I’m doing with my life
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'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 enjoying Arizona.
I’m really good at
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.
The first things people usually notice about me
You'll have to tell me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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 great stuff.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
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
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
If you find any of this interesting. I'm sure I'll write back.
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