I'm a horn player who plays not only music, but also chess; I've played the horn all over North America and parts of Europe, playing virtually everything in the orchestral and solo horn repertoire. My chess career is somewhat less interesting! However, I'm involved in teaching chess to young children in schools.
I used to breed Siamese & Balinese cats, but I only have one cat now, a Calico named Cricket and she's a real sweetie.
"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."–Albert Schweitzer, 1875-1965
No heaven will ever Heaven be,
Unless my cats are there to welcome me.
My Music Motto: "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."–Helen Keller, 1880-1968
My Chess Motto (stolen from Aron Nimzovich, 1886-1935): "Erro Ergo Sum."