Originally from Penn- sylvania I have been a part-time professional singer for most of my life, primarily with church choirs. I sang in small groups at Yale and was a founding member of the men's vocal ensemble Chanticleer. The rest of my career has been rather checkered. I've been a federal employee in the Trade side of U.S.Customs for over twenty years. When able to retire, I plan to work on some writing projects-- including two plays-- currently on the back burner.