I am a filker, an obsessive reader, a chemist, a photographer, a bicyclist. I am a flutist, I am a guitarist, I am a singer. I am easily distracted by shiny things. I have an inflatable kayak. I like Nordic skiing. I am shy. I am going to have to stop calling myself shy, clearly. I have friends in several countries on two continents. I am a native speaker of English. I am working on Spanish, but I have a long way to go. I sometimes sing in public in German, but have much to learn before I could say I speak German even poorly.