This is what is going on now in my life. (Updated 2024-04-29)

Current Projects

  • Learning Anthem (for 4 cellos) by Andrea Casarrubios.
  • Adding to this website that you are now reading
  • And I also have a rather long and busy project at work

Things Completed

  • 2023 Nov 4: Learned Cavatina by J. Raff
  • 2023 Oct: Made a paver patio out back of the house under the overhang.
  • 2022 Nov 6: Learned the Prologue of Debussy Cello Sonata in D Minor on the cello
    • (hear/see Sol Gabetta play it)
    • Performed (although mine is certainly not as good as Sol Gabetta's performance)

My Systems

These systems are similar to habits; they are the big things I work toward regularly. I prefer systems instead of goals.

  • Thinking on my major interest topics
  • Encouraging the people I am connected to
  • Playing cello: on pitch, lack of tension, effortless big tone, learning new music
  • Consuming less sugar than my taste suggests
  • Movement and exploring outside: walking, hiking, biking, kayaking
  • And the regular things of life •••

The (of course) on-going work

  • Getting enough sleep (even though I'm a night owl)
  • Maintaining the house and home
  • Working for Philips

What I think about

These are the things that always fascinate me.

  • Spirituality (immaterial aspects of life from which come value and meaning)
  • Teleology (the purpose of things)
  • Cosmology (the origin of things)
  • Cello: my voice, beautiful melodies, delightful harmonies
  • Automated control systems by computer software



(The source of the idea for the now page.)