August 16, 2018

More about me

Examples of Presentation/Writing

To Democratize Publishing! – An Introduction to WordPress, a slideshow to accompany my beginner-level presentation introducing WordPress.

Chicken out: Dispatching Daisy Mae, an example of my writing published on

Music is Love, a poem on how to fall in love by listening to something you do not know.

Examples of Volunteer Work

Working as a volunteer I was a lead developer for the WIMPgives charity hack-athon. In 2014 my team built a site for Wallace House and in 2015 we created Sonoma Valley Dog Owners & Guardians.

Examples of My Music

Me playing piano and flute, improv and classical

Me playing bamboo flute, Hindustani style

Some of my drums

My Kecak music notation / circle graphs (Balinese Vocal Percussion)

Music director for Buddha’s Birthday Pageant, featuring Annie Hallatt’s wonderful art puppets and masks.

Music director for Hoes Down Nighttime Story Walk

I also love to teach and share about music, especially to explore world rhythms and musical modes.

Community Living

While at Brown University I lived for three years in two very cool co-op houses run by our very own Brown Association for Cooperative Housing.

After college I moved to San Francisco and lived in a very cool cooperative performance and arts space called Studio Valencia where I helped host monthly Performance Salon events/parties.

Eventually my wife Jehanne and I moved to Oakland and helped start up a consensus-based intentional cohousing community called Mariposa Grove where we lived for eight years, helping to create the first limited-equity housing condominiums in the city of Oakland.

Since then we’ve lived in Sebastopol. I’ve been involved in some cool communities here, too. We’ve not lived in community housing, but Jehanne’s a Waldorf teacher and all three of us have been deeply involved in Waldorf community. As a volunteer I built the first website for the Sebastopol Grange where I spent a year in the official role of Worthy Musician! I have been a member of Sebastopol Sunrise Rotary and as a volunteer through Rotary International I built the website for Global Offsite Care and traveled to Nahan, India to provide and set up computer equipment to support a community of doctors in that area. I also am deeply involved in our very cool Chimera Maker Space, teaching classes about WordPress and other open-source community-rooted software. Looking, looking for more…

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Examples of web work