I met my loving wife in college. We married at the conclusion of my senior year, and our honeymoon was a memorable 60-day world tour with our college choir. I have three adult children: a son and two daughters. After nearly 24 years of marriage my wife died from an inoperable brain tumor on my 47th birthday. I've suggested to my Christian friends that my earthly birthday is her "heavenly birthday", since the saints of the Church are always remembered on the days they entered into eternal glory.
For all of my working life I have been a part-time church musician, playing organ and (until just a few years ago) directing choirs. Prior to working in libraries, I was an elementary school teacher for seven years. More recently, I was involved for a number of years in teaching library support staff at a local community college, and I occasionally do public speaking engagements on library-related topics, such as cataloging, MARC format and tagging, intellectual freedom and Internet censorship, etc. For more than 20 years I have worked in and managed the technical services departments of public libraries of various sizes and configurations.
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