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After 23 years living in central New Jersey,
I re-located back to Illinois in February 2006,
specifically to Champaign, home of the
University of Illinois.
Some of my interests ...
Alumni activities -- I was active for many years in the
of the Illinois alumni association.
Here is a little
listing some of my favorite things about my alma mater.
Bicycling -- I've enjoyed several wonderful inn-to-inn bicycling trips with
Vermont over the past 20-some years
(and for the first time, in 2008, with
They choose great inns, with lots of good food, and provide
guides and a van to carry baggage from inn to inn. It's a wonderful way
to get out and see a place.
Volunteer usher -- at the
for the Performing Arts.
I have also volunteered for
the Conversation Partners program at the
Institute on campus.
Scrabble -- I have joined the local Scrabble club in Champaign.
volleyball and men's tennis.
Tennis -- For many years, I was involved in running the tennis club at work,
where we had a challenge ladder every season, and occasional
tournaments and tennis parties.
I've written an essay
describing my experiences running the tennis club.
[Also see the Greencourt Software reference below.]
For those living near New York, it's also convenient to attend the
U. S. Open,
which I have done several times over the years.
Jazz -- If you live in the New York area, try
WBGO 88.3 FM.
(I used to listen to WQCD 101.9 FM,
but I believe it is no longer a jazz station.)
If you live in Champaign, go to
and check out this list of
C-U jazz events.
-- I occasionally do the New York Times crossword puzzles,
published in The
Daily Illini, or here.
I used to do Sudoku puzzles
Politics -- Everyone who values the American dream of individual liberty
should check out the alternative to the Republicans and Democrats -- the
Also visit the Cato Institute.
You can learn more about your political philosophy by taking
the "World's Smallest Political
A brief résumé ...
BS, computer science,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
MS, computer science,
University of California at Berkeley,
Senior software engineer at
(formerly known as Bellcore,
and before that, Bell Labs -- before the 1984 Bell System breakup),
1982 - 2005.
Off and on for some years (since 1996),
I've been developing sports and recreation software, as
Take a look and let me know what you think!
From November 2007 through September 2008,
I was again doing some part-time
software development work (telecommuting!) for
From January 2009 to March 2013, I was working part-time for the
Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA),
which is on campus at the University of Illinois,
primarily writing software to support a research project.
Now -- retired!
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please contact me through the Greencourt Software