I do have other interests other than Civil War history. Two of my "other interests" are New York Mets baseball and acoutic guitar. I have been a Mets baseball fan since before I started playing guitar, and I have been playing guitar for 35 years.

New York Mets
I'm going to start a series of pages on the Mets. I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet. I collect the autographs of the 1969 and 1986 Met World Series Championship teams, so I may post those. I am also going to start a series called, "The top 25 Met players of all time." Check out the New York Mets pages for more.

Acoustic Guitar
I've been studying and playing the music of Leo Kottke on the guitar for a long time. Leo Kottke was the best American acoustic guitarist of the last half of the 20th century. He still tours hundreds of dates a year and if you can get a chance to see him, go. He's as much an entertainer now as a guitarist. Now in his mid-60s, he's slowed his style of playing down quite a bit.
       For a long time I thought I'd never hear a guitar player better or more interesting than Leo Kottke. Recently, however, I have. His name is Andy Mckee. When I listened to his music for the first time I remember reacting the same way I did when I first heard Kottke in High School. Shock and awe. Stylistically, Kottke and McKee don't have much in common, but they attract the listener just the same.
       It's been a long journey for me with the guitar. I remember getting my first guitar as a teenager and playing it for months before I knew you had to tune it. By the way, I'm a lefty player, which makes procuring quality instruments a little harder. Before the internet, getting a quality left-handed instrument was an impossibility. Now you can get a good one if you search the web for a few months. I'll tell you a little about my guitars in the following pages.