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Paying tribute to the original Homer who is rumored to have perished on the island of Ios. But probably not!


My all-time favorite place to live - Triaucourt-en-Argonne, France. Growing up in a military family had certain attractions. Upon retiring from the University of Texas at Dallas, my spouse and I will live at least half each year in France. Our sailboat will have a slip in the marina in Menton ready for jaunts to Corsica, Sardinia, mainland Italy, even Greece.

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Our rough collies Darwin and Mendel (when a pup)


I began cycling in the eight grade in Asmara, Eritrea having purchased a full Campagnolo Bianchi from another American. Riding all over Asmara and out into the countryside was a wonderful experience. Following that bike I owned an Atala Professional and, most recently, a carbon Trek. I now have a fabulous HP Velotechnik Scorpion. It is the best of all, and will end up being my touring wheels all over the world.


Before my Ph.D. and so many years of university life, a friend and I created a small corporation that focused mostly on architectural restoration and functional sculpture projects. Our work included several noteable Texas projects:

  • Symphony Square in Austin under the direction of the Austin Symphony Society Director Jane Sibley
  • Concho Street Project in San Angelo through a National Trust for Historic Preservation master plan
  • Seven Dwarves House in Westlake Hills - Austin with architect Charles Harker