Monthly Archives: September 2022


My main website is temporarily down, so I’ve redirected the URL here, where I used to do a lot of blogging. The site should be back up soon, and this is a great time to update it with more recent videos a sound files, etc.

Meanwhile, I remain active as a performing cellist (recitals, chamber performances, principal cellist of the Lafayette [IN] Symphony, sub for other groups), and and have returned to DePauw University as co-director of the School of Music’s new faculty ensemble, “Backyard Gold Mine.”

Active, too, as a cello teacher, with a class of middle and high-school students I teach in West Lafayette, Indiana. And I am expanding my online teaching.

What else is this “non-reitred” phase of life (I took an early retirement offer from DePauw a few years ago)? I discovered a new passion in working with incarcerated men to put their past behind them and create new futures for themselves and their families. I do this through leading a life-changing leadership course developed by Werner Erhard, Michael Jensen, and Steve Zaffron, at a local medium-security men’s prison, through DePauw’s Hartman Center for Civic Engagement. (I’ve also led the course twice at DePauw).

And I have joined forces with Nick Berar, who has many years of experience leading personal development workshops, in developing a new program to empower people who are stuck in some area of life in getting unstuck. More on that soon!


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