In 1986 I started out on a NEC Japanese word processor. Five years later I upgraded to a MacIntosh LCII and in 1996 I briefly switched to Windows, then returned to Apple when System X came out. I make it a point to learn a few new programs each year.
I love Billy Ocean, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, and Roberta Flack. I also appreciate classical masters such as Bach, Biber, Dowland, Vitali, Purcell, Schutz, and Hebden. Modern favorites include John Adams, Glass, Parr, Hovahness, and Britten. Of the so-called "new age" artists, I am attracted by Constance Demby, Enya, and Yamashita Stoomu.
I maintain a near-vegetarian diet with lots of fiber and vegetables. However, from time to time I also love pizza, mexican tacos, vegetable curry with dahl, thai fried noodles, and apple pie. My favorite dish is iso-oroshi soba.
SPORTS & SOCIAL
Hobbies include tennis, swimming, snorkeling, hiking, and bicycling.