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University of North Carolina
Department of Computer Science
Sitterson Hall, CB 3175
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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Thanks for visiting. I am a photographer, teacher, health coach, and computer scientist. I have been taking pictures most of my life, own Vibrant Memories Photography, and teach digital photography. I am a certified Food for Life instructor, teaching, evidence-based nutrition and cooking classes for preventing disease and promoting health. I have significant experience as a Senior Software Engineer focused on User-Centered Design with background in areas such as operating system and multimedia application development, advanced technology pioneering, software reuse, and consulting. I've been active on the internet since the late 1980s, and am pursuing a Computer Science Ph.D. at UNC, researching using knowledge representation (artificial intelligence) to add flexible semantics to a hypertext (think of understanding in advance what to expect when you follow a web link, for example).

I love to teach; courses I've offered range from computer literacy and programming to film studies, photography, cooking and nutrition, artificial intelligence, and motivational seminars and practical talks on adopting new technologies in a manner focused on ease of use. I teach:

I may be helping Governor's School of NC by teaching computer science, math, and philosophy. My classes fill quickly, so sign up early if you're interested!

I have many interests and hobbies such as growing and showing roses, reading, fine film, listening to music, and bicycling. I love to cook - see my chocolate baklava recipe and 1-page guides to cooking grains, steaming vegetables, and cooking reference. I was a featured chef at the first annual Cooking Show (October 18, 2003). I am very involved in community organizations such as the Triangle Vegetarian Society (don't miss our fabulous annual Thanksgiving feast, the country's largest vegetarian Thanksgiving) and my greatest discovery in the past ten years or so, Servas, a world-peace organization that seeks to build understanding through friendship.

The arts inspire me. I'm lucky to live in the Triangle region of North Carolina, where we have perhaps the country's most important documentary film festival, Full Frame, and the world's largest contemporary dance festival, ADF; I try to attend as much of each of these annual events as I can. Starting in 2006, I have a blog about some cultural events I attend, as well as blogs about my garden and my cooking.

For years, I had maintained a calendar of local events related to peace and justice. I am excited about an event on November 10, 2001 that I had helped to organize, co-sponsored by a dozen groups, which had four speakers discussing various approaches to peace and justice, followed by facilitated conversations in small groups. It was very successful and we hope to eventually have a follow-up event. In October, 2001, I put together a flyer on environmental justice, showing some relationships between vegetarianism and world peace and justice.

I trust that some information below will appeal to you! Reload the page after a moment to see another of 15 random images above! You can also visit me on Facebook, LinkedIn, and, though I don't use it often, MySpace.

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Old References

I created my home page back in 1994 when the number of home pages numbered (only) in the thousands. Since then, many of these links and pages of mine have become a lot less useful - finding online weather, stock quotes, etc. is no longer a novelty. I've also not maintained several of these pages. I'll group older references here for any value they still may have.

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Created 14 November 1994
Last updated 1 March 2013

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