Science Fiction & Music
|Science Fiction/Fantasy: Orson
Scott Card, Isaac
C. Clarke, Gregory
Heinlein, Frank Herbert, Frederick
Stanley Robinson, Greg
Gibson, J.R.R Tolkien.
and Jazz Artists and Works: John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk,
Sonny Rollins, John Williams, Cassandra Wilson, Sarah Vaughan, Natalie Cole, Antonio
Carlos Jobim, John Klemmer, Charles Mingus, Manhatten Transfer, B.B. King, Muddy Waters,
Shirly Horn, Ornette Coleman, Big Mama Thorton, Ben Webster, Wes Montgomery, Dianne
Schuur, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Return to Forever, Grover Washington Jr, Gregorian
Chant, Jeno Jando, Idil Biret, Richard Goode, Rudolf Serkin, John
Williams, Yehudi Menuhin, Glenn Gould, Sviatoslav Richter.
Composers: Vivaldi, Rodrigo, Elgar, Debussy, Dvorak, Haydn, Handel, Tchaikovsky,
Ravel, Puccini, Saint-Saens, Granados, Sibelius, Ravel, Schubert, J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart,
Beethoven, Chopin, Vaughan Williams, Rakhmaninov, Mendelssohn, Falla, Schubert, Schumann,
Stravinsky, Mahler, Rodrigo, J. Strauss, Villa-Lobos, Brahms.
Favorite classical musical pieces: The Goldberg Variations and
The Well-tempered Clavier, Books 1 and 2, by J.S. Bach, performed by Glenn Gould (See next paragraph). St.
Matthew Passion by J.S. Bach,
Geza Oberfrank, conductor (Naxos) and Mass in B Minor,
Eugen Jochum, conductor (Phillips Classics); Sonatas and Paritas for Solo Violin
by J.S. Bach, Arthur Grumiaux (Phillips). Mozart, Piano Concerto 20, performed by
Jeno Jando & the Concentus Hungarius. Mozart, Requiem in D minor, KV 626,
conducted by Herbert Von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker. Beethoven's Piano Sonatas
(Complete Cycle: Naxos/Jandos). Handel, Messiah, conducted by Sir. Thomas
Beecham, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus (RCA Victor).
The Goldbergs, in Glenn
Gould's recording, were chosen as one of the pieces of music sent out on the Voyager space
probe, together with pictures of humans, diagrams of where to find our planet, and
instructions on how to play the record. As one of the project members said, the ideal
message to send out to alien civilisations would have been the complete works of Bach, but
"that would have been boasting." From ClassicalNet/UK.
My beloved Sindar, who
will always be with me,
wherever I go, whatever
I do. Love Eternal.
Philosophy & Religion
|Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism,
Bushido, Sun Tsu, Ancient Mythologies,
Black Elk, Plato, Alexis de Tocqueville, Walt Whitman,
Schwietzer, Leonardo Da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Maria Montessori. See:
Life and the Universal and A
Science, Art & Business
|Cultural Anthropology, Counseling Psychology, Education, Microbiology,
Evolution, Marketing, Sales, Structured Analysis techniques, MRP/JIT, Business Process Reengineering, ISO 9000, Client/Server development, Chess.
Zen and the Art of Making a Living
|Teaching is very demanding, but rewarding work. I teach a
Resource class of wonderful and bright children who come from many different cultures.
Pages for, about and/or by children: Education
& Children, Teacher's
Resource, The Butterfly, Home,
Leisure & Hobbies, Children with AIDS,
Second Grade HAIKU, Slavery Is..., and Why Remember the Holocaust See also: DisABILITY Links and Reasons for Teaching.
sweet, brilliant American Eskimo
dog and Sindar, my late, very
cat, alias Garfield.
See also: Environment.
At Coronado Beach
A patient, unforgetting friend, a happy
being, a gentle soul and a great spirit.
Who has taught me more than I could ever
teach her. Who loves life and is loved by all.
Tasha, you can never know how much
I love you.