I left Rochester in the Fall of 84. Since then I have lived
in Maryland and Washington DC. From 84 to 90 I went to graduate
school at College Park Maryland. In 90 I finished a PhD in Computer
Science and got a job developing planning and scheduling software
for the Hubble Space Telescope. The job is quite fun as I get to
apply AI search techniques to all sorts of problems. Until last
year I was teaching a class a semester at Johns Hopkins (my
institute is on the Hopkins campus). Last year I quit teaching
to spend more time with the family.
In 1989 I got married to Cathy Raab, A 83 UR English major.
We have two boys. Elijah is 2 1/2 years old and prefers cats
and power shovel trucks. Jonah is 6 months old and is learning
to crawl (and sleep). Jonah's birth was one of my most exciting
life experiences. We had planned on a home birth with a midwife.
However, the midwife did not make it on time and I delivered the
We live in suburban Baltimore.
When I first moved down here I met a bunch of musicians at a jam party
at Tony Breyers (He was some kind of engineer in the class of 83). I played
for a bunch of years in a wedding outfit (making some money while I was in
school). I then did a stint with a blues band for a couple of years. We played
in some scary (i.e. redneck) clubs out in the sticks of Maryland (typical patron:
Hey man you are great but you should play some skynard).
For the last six years I have been playing in a band called
Face the Fish. We play rock, blues, folk, and Jazz. We have
about 35 original songs (about a half dozen by me) and gig in
suburban DC about 6 times a year. Our next gig is December 6th
at the Olde Towne Tavern In Gaithersburg Md. Come see us
if you can.
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