I am a musician (violinist), teacher, composer and writer. My interests include religion (man’s connection to the energy of life (God)), philosophy (the search for truth, and wisdom), history, education, animals, and baseball. I started this page to deal with the grief of loosing my family, but it has become more to me, just a place to show my thoughts and feelings about all aspects of life. I have degrees in Music History (Wright State University), Music Composition (Carnegie Mellon), and Ethnomusicology (University of Limerick in Ireland). I am a member of ASCAP and have studied the Montessori method of early childhood education as well as the Suzuki method of violin teaching. I also teach strings at Central State University. My own style is just that, my own, and I can’t call myself any kind of specific teacher. I enjoy seeing other blogs, and the variety of topics is cool, neat, nifty, etc. I hope to grow as a writer by keeping this blog. Pictures are of me, me teaching, and some of my dogs.