This is a picture, taken in 1985, of (l to r) my copper-top English nephew and Godson, Mark, our then next-door-neighbor's son, Darryl, me, and my American nephew, Patrick.
Mark is now running an industrial carpet-laying company which he started with his dad. It's the largest company of its kind in the UK. He married a beautiful lady named Julie on July 22, 2006. Julie gave birth to their first child in January, 2008. Darryl has been married a while now and is a daddy, too. Patrick graduated from Penn State in Business Information Systems in May of 2006.
Here is a list of some of the pastimes I enjoy:
Keeping in touch with my brothers and sisters, some of whom are in this picture, taken when I was a baby in 1943, and all of whom are in this picture, taken on my mother's 80th birthday in 1989. Here are some pictures of my mom and the family taken on February 14 and 15, 1999, when the immediate family gathered for her 90th birthday. Mom passed away August 4, 2007 at the age of 98. You can read about her life here as well view pictures taken over the last 50 years or more, including pictures of my dad, who passed away September 13, 1965 at the age of 56.
Golf, especially with Meesterrr Rheek or Charlene Potochar, who are, like myself, fans of this distinguished brotherhood. If you look carefully, you might find Mr Rheek in the crowd of cheering onlookers.
Music (Plainsong, Early English (especially choral), Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th century, pop, some rock, techno, you name it; if it's good and I hear enough of it, I'll probably get to like it...)
Indoor sports (Table tennis, darts, bridge, board games, and so forth...)
Reading (especially historical/biographical/non-fiction, though I'm a sucker for a good novel, too)
Good food, good company, good beer, good wine, and good spirits!
The picture below was taken in 1996, when I started working in the Education Division at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. The young man I'm working with is Steve Temple, one of my students in the course I designed called Education for an Information Age.
"Now I understand..."
I appreciate that you might prefer something more interesting to look at, so if you click on the picture above, you'll be able to see a view from my office window, taken in the Fall on an atypically sunny Southwest Pennsylvania day.
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