In my "previous life," I was a physics professor, before accepting an early retirement incentive offer in 2003. For the past eight years, I've been pursuing an "encore career" in the visual arts. My work includes found object assemblage, environmental installation, and photography, and I'll be happy to refer you to my website. I write and lecture on the subject of the interconnectedness of light, art, and place, and I especially enjoy traveling to places where artists particularly appreciate the natural light.
I have a daughter living in Austin and a son in Denver, and I have very recently celebrated the birth of my first grandchild. Though I've lived in New England (Mystic, Connecticut) for more than thirty years, I still consider myself a midwesterner, having grown up in Youngstown, Ohio. I've traveled overseas quite a bit, and can eat and drink fluently in quite a few languages. I enjoy sailing and other water activities, but I don't especially appreciate New England winters. I have a fondness for Brazilian Jazz and bad puns.