Were you classmates at HHS? No
Where did you meet? How long ago?
Married How Long? Nearly
girls 29 and 26.
Where do you currently live?
Favorite Subject in High
Chemistry, Latin and Band
Name of my Favorite Teacher: Mr.
Jones (history), Mr. Shanley (English), Mr. Giambolvo (calculus), Mr. Munch
(physics), Mr. Plochocki (history), Mr. Goldberg (Latin)
Favorite Place to meet Friends
Outside of School: At a band rehearsal (The Megatones, The Tempests).
/ organic chemist
Military Service: I
was granted Conscientious Objector status 1969 and proud of it.
composition, songwriting, musical arrangement and production using Pro Tools,
classical, rock and jazz guitar and electric bass, marathon / ultramarathon
running, artificial intelligence in musical composition, computer programming.
One thing that no one knows
about me is: I
became fluent in Spanish in a year, simply by listening as I lived in
Now the hard one.
Tell us what we need to
know…50 years in the space below:
I am sorry I am not with you to celebrate our 50th
reunion, but I did want to say hello and wish you all the best. From far away in
Although I cannot attend this reunion, it set me thinking
about what I would say if someone asked me, what have you done in the past 50
years? After much thinking, it made me happy. For I have been very sad for the
past four years, ever since my company shut down and ended my career, and as I
saw it, took away my identity. But thinking back over the past fifty years I
realize that I have been very blessed. The education I received in the
I continued in school, after leaving
I never became a director, a VP or a CEO, but I did what gave me satisfaction – and we got two drugs to the market. How cool is that! I derived much satisfaction in working with other scientists as a mentor, helping them to be successful, and for that opportunity, I am very grateful.
Because I was well paid, I was able to raise a family in
Meanwhile I have derived enormous satisfaction as an
amateur composer, arranger, singer and songwriter without having to worry about
income. I currently take courses in music at a local community college for my
own satisfaction. In addition (so that my brain does not turn to jelly) I act as
a consultant in the
Life has been good to me in the past 50 years in spite of a
few bumps in the road which I don’t need to think about, given all the good
things that have come my way. The education I received at