|Aside from eating and politics,
I also enjoy spending time with my wife, Katherine, ballroom dancing, computers,
downhill skiing, photography and videography, and travel.
I first tried ballroom dancing as a student at the University of California in Berkeley. My course work didn't allow me time to do very much. When I graduated and moved to Illinois, I was able to take group and private lessons. I competed as an amateur for about six years. I love to go dancing with my wife whenever we get a chance.
I've been working with computers since 1974 when I was in junior high school. I started out on a Digital Equipment Corporation minicomputer at UC San Francisco and have been working with an expanding arena of hardware and software ever since.
I became seriously interested in photography when I started ballroom dancing. It was a natural photo opportunity. I became interested in videography as a way to record my dancing lessons for later review. My interests expanded to video editing when I became involved in videotaping presentations at and for company meetings.