I am a Catholic, married, with five children. I was born, raised, and continue to live in California. Professionally I am a software engineer with over 25 years of work experience.
My interests include literature, films, and music. Among my favorite writers are Percy Bysshe Shelley and Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Some of my favorite films are Withnail & I, Fandango, and Local Hero.
My favorite music genres are 60's rock, pop, and folk music and late 70's to early 80's punk rock. The best shows I ever saw were The Ramones at UC Irvine in 1979, X with The Blasters at the Whiskey in 1980, The Clash with The English Beat at the Hollywood Palladium in 1982, and U2 with Big Country at the Hammersmith Palais in 1983.
I also like some classical and jazz music, e.g., "Romanian Folk Dances" by Bela Bartok and "Kind of Blue" by Miles Davis.