One of my principal hobbies is photography, and one of my favorite subjects is classic steam engines, such as this Berkshire 2-8-4, made by the Lima Locomotive Works in Lima, Ohio. I took this photo of the Nickel Plate Road locomotive No. 765 in Vermilion, Ohio, in November 1987.

steam locomotive


In addition to photography, I am a collector.  I enjoy mechanical things of all sorts.  This includes musical instruments, of course, but also antique telephones and typewriters, and especially vintage Lionel trains from the pre- and post-war era up to 1957. Here's a scene from a layout I once had on the living room floor:

Lionel trains

Gisela in our garden

 Here is my wife Gisela, an assistant laboratory instructor and technician in the Neuroscience Program at Oberlin. 

Below  is our daughter Jennifer and her husband Dan Weaver.  Jennifer teaches molecular and cell biology and genetics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Dan is the computer team leader at  Array Biopharm.  Jenny and Dan have three sons, pictured at right:  Dylan 9, Benji 11, and Sammy 3.  


VW fans and others might enjoy this view of our vintage bug, bought while we were grad students at UCLA.  It's a 1959 with its original 36hp motor and 6-volt electrical system.

green 1959 VW

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