Welcome! Let me introduce myself. I’m an author, classical pianist, devoted teacher, gardener, nature photographer, dog lover, tree enthusiast, recluse, quiet-seeker, naturally shy yet newly awakened conversationalist, awkward at self promotion.

Here I am working away on my memoir Life in Miniatures: a view from the piano bench.

My hand position looks like I’m playing a tricky hands-close-together Bach fugue. Both hands need to cooperate, giving each other room in order to work together freely, with one purpose. Minimal movement, soft hands. Happy smile. Coffee.