I live in Mentor, Ohio (near Cleveland) on the shores of Lake Erie with my wife, Sally, and my son, Andy, who has Down syndrome.
Since I travel extensively for work, I’m not at home long enough to become disgusted by the climate here – see Sally’s blog for a different point of view! As an engineer, I’m fascinated by any kind of mechanical equipment, and I’ve been interested in optics for most of my life – hence, my involvement in photography and lately, amateur astronomy. I’ll be posting my attempts at astrophotography as I learn the process.
I’m also very interested in cycling; I have three French Motobecane road bikes that I have restored from varying degrees of decrepitude. I ride all three regularly, and I’m constantly looking for a new restoration project. Riding for fitness has been very helpful to my health and my outlook; I highly recommend that you get a bike and ride it regularly!