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Homes, Sculpture, Recreation and Travel


Our home in Philadelphia (2003-present)

This is our escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life at Drexel & CHOP

A temporary house in Philadelphia (2002-2003)

We made our transition back East in this house

A piece of the desert (future site)

We look forward to enjoying desert solitude and the enchanted sense of life in Taos, NM. See YouTube video of the land at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCa4Y_M84Bk&feature=related

Our home by Boulder (1993-2002)

A dream house.

Designing and living in a Southwestern home

In 1993 we designed and built our house near Boulder. Take a tour of some of the design features, inspired in part by the culture of the Southwest and in part by architect Christopher Alexander's pattern language.

Homes where I have lived

During my life, I have called about 30 locations home.

My travels abroad

I have traveled outside the US on over two dozen occasions.


A tab for my Sculpture is listed at the top of this page. It includes YouTube videos of selected sculptures.

My sculpture: organic form from wood (1970-2014)

As an escape from the abstract nature of computer science, I have engaged in the creation of organic form from wood and other natural materials. Here is a virtual gallery of some of my creations.

A cherry wood sculpture in 2015

Having retired, I finally carved a cherry wood limb I had been given in 2000. I wanted to prepare it for our new house. This web page shows how the sculpture emerged from the limb.

A Greek-inspired sculpture in 2015

I carved some logs from trees in the yard. A sculpture named "Baby" reflected the infancy of Western sculpture in the Greek Cycladic Islands. It is in English Plane wood from a large tree that once loomed over our koi pond. I also carved some Hickory and Dogwood supports for a mantlepiece.

Creating new sculptures in 2010

During 2010, I had a chance to get back to creating sculptures. I produced 4 pieces from a limb that fell from an oak tree in our yard.

An exhibit of Henry Moore's sculpture

Some photos I took of inspiring Moore sculptures at the 2008 outdoor exhibit in the Bronx.


Hiking and gardening in the desert

The high desert of Colorado presents special challenges and pleasures for the hiker and/or gardener out to commune with nature.

Biking, jogging and skiing in the Rockies

The local climate and culture encourage the active outdoor life. We try to participate whenever our busy lives allow it.


A journey to Belize

In April 1997 we celebrated Carol's birthday in a Caribbean paradise. Join us for a glimpse of sun, surf, third world culture and Mayan history.

Lake Powell -- 2002 & 2006

A thanksgiving in California in 2009

With Zake, Kimlou, Nastasja

A conference in Hong Kong in 2009

My keynote talk at an Asian conference

20th anniversary sailing the Greek cycladic islands, May 2010

Tracing the ancient hellenic routes