.NET: In my spare time I like to learn about .NET Core full stack web application development and I have a passion for learning anything having to do with C# and .NET.
Music: I studied music extensively as a child & teen and again later at USC and I am still involved in playing and recording with friends, using digital recording, digital amp simulators and instruments, speaker cabinet impulse responses, DAWs, and web-based music sharing and collaboration sites. I play guitar, trumpet, and piano and love just about all styles of music.
Guitar Method: For the past 50 some years now, from my teenage years through college and then playing clubs and concerts, recording, etc. I've been thinking about getting more than a few of the ideas that have been floating around inside my head down into some kind of "book" and although it is definitely a work in progress, I've tried to collect some of the best of the best ideas that I've been exposed to over the years of having the absolute best music teachers in the world. Please feel free to comment and let me know what you think. I don't think you'll find a collection of applied fingerboard harmony ideas quite like these in any other location or collection - at least, none that I've ever seen. Useful Guitar Chord System is the working name for now. And although that was my original intention, the title is a little misleading and narrow at this point. The book is more like a collection of ad hoc fingerboard harmonic systems and organizations of tones and harmonic structures. Fits a variety of music styles from rock to jazz, funk, R&B (original), blues, country, folk, americana, etc. and all of it is ultimately immediately usable.
Driving/Travel: I'm an avid traveler and love taking extensive road trips to visit family and this past Summer my wife and I logged over 7,000 miles with stops in South Dakota, Tulsa, Memphis, New Orleans, Tupelo, Atlanta, Cocoa Beach, Orlando, and Dallas! We'll squeeze in a cruise to Alaska including Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier before the end of Summer, and a quick trip down to Arizona to check out ASU where my youngest is probably going to school.