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

Triaucourt

My all-time favorite place to live remains Triaucourt-en-Argonne, France. I have been back many times since my childhood. My spouse and I will spend half of each year in France after retiring in the fall of 2018 and moving our sailboat to Europe.

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Our rough collies Darwin and Mendel (when a pup)

Cycling

I began cycling in the eighth 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.


On a thirty-mile ride in Big Bend National Park 

Business

Before earning my Ph.D. and working many years teaching and doing research, I worked for a graphic designer, and then, with a talented partner, we created a small corporation that focused mostly on architectural restoration and functional sculpture projects. Our work included some notable Texas projects among lots of work for individuals:

  • 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


On break, I sometimes desgin and  build furniture. Here are two examples for the Prince of Peace Catholic Community in Plano, TX.

Table

Altar in figured cherry

Lectern

Lectern in figured cherry and copper