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I've been playing, singing, writing, producing and engineering original music since the early 1970's and I've put four of my 1980's-era recordings up in MP3 format for your listening enjoyment.

I spent about a year -- from late February, 2002 to mid-February, 2003 -- recording an album called "Ordinary Hero". That's pretty much all I did from late August, 2002 until I completed "On the Way to Palestine" two weeks after Columbia disintegrated over Palestine, Texas.

Give it a listen.

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I was lucky enough to spend three days as a contestant on the game show Jeopardy! in March of 1992. That was the most fun I had standing up, that entire year.

If you're a fan of the game, you can test your own trivia prowess against the three Final Jeopardy! questions I faced during my appearance on the show. And, if you like to play other types of games, as I do, you might like to try my play-by-email game, CitySmith. The rules are simple, but I think you'll find that figuring out a winning strategy is pretty challenging.

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I also like to read and write science fiction stories and I'm gearing up to tackle a comprehensive biography of Alexander the Great.

As part of that effort, I've added chapter numbers to the plublic-domain Clough revision of the Dryden translation of Plutarch's Life of Alexander and chapter and line numbers to the Goodwin revision of the Philips translation of his two-part oration, On the Fortune or the Virtue of Alexander for the benefit of folks who want to track citations of Plutarch's two major works on Alexander in other texts.

(Note: William Thayer has the now-public-domain Loeb versions of both texts on his massive and rather wonderful LacusCurtius site.)

Please be aware that my html-ized version of Plutarch's biography is 276,000 bytes in size and On the Fortune or the Virtue is around just North of 125K, so, if you're on a slow connection, you may have to wait as long as a couple of minutes for them to download.

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