Music is a part of my family heritage. My mother was a music major. My aunt on my father’s side studied at Julliard. They are gone, but the music they passed down remains. My family has at least a century-old tradition of writing songs for family occasions. When I have more time I’ll add some more of the family songs to the collection!
I think my favorite line was one that my mother wrote half a century ago, to the tune of Get Me to the Church on Time. “For such a nachas, Just move your tuchas, and get Barbara to the shul on time. We know that Michael will be just great. But as for Barbara, Gei gezunterheit…”
I play the guitar, and I plunk on a ukulele or a piano. In a pinch, I can be found playing plastic spoons to accompany a jam session.
No. But when I listen to a piano, I often know what notes are being played. When I listen to a guitar, I often know what chords are being played.
I’m a web developer who has always been especially interested in data visualization. I love making interactive maps, and I’ve built a number of “scorecard maps” for advocacy organizations.
I’m currently working on building a website called Safer Or Toxic, to help individuals, schools, hospitals and janitorial companies to sort out which disinfectants are safer for human health. I think it’ll be a cool site, and I’ll be able to launch it in July. It’s a project of the Maryland Pesticide Education Network.