Science Fiction & Music

Science Fiction/Fantasy: Orson Scott Card, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Gregory Benford, Robert Heinlein, Frank Herbert, Frederick Pohl, Kim Stanley Robinson, Greg Bear, William Gibson, J.R.R Tolkien.

Classical 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.

Classical Music 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.

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Sindar
My beloved Sindar, who
will always be with me,
wherever I go, whatever
I do. Love Eternal.

Philosophy & Religion

Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, J. Krishnamurti, Zen, Lao Tzu, Buddha, Bushido, Sun Tsu, Ancient Mythologies, Black Elk, Plato, Alexis de Tocqueville, Walt Whitman, Friedrich Nietzche, Marcus Aurelius, R.Buckminster Fuller, Albert Schwietzer, Leonardo Da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Maria Montessori. See: Life and the Universal and A Personal Message.


Science, Art &  Business

Cultural Anthropology, Counseling Psychology, Education, Microbiology, Cybernetics, 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

I have collected a few of the quotations in Laurence G. Boldt's book "Zen and the Art of Making a Living" and added them to the page entitled "Life and the Universal". Boldt's approach is eclectic, pragmatic and deals with the central need to define one's life work. See also: "The Game of Life's Work Affirmations" and Career Planning.

Grandmother & Me
My Grandmother
Who loved when so many
others did not care- A devoted friend with a great and good heart. A light in the darkness.

   Children

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.


Animals

Tasha, my sweet, brilliant American Eskimo dog and Sindar, my late, very beloved, Himalayan cat, alias Garfield. See also: Environment.
 
Tasha- At the beach
At Coronado Beach

Tasha

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.