Some of my earliest memories of my dad involve his darkroom, sitting patiently in the dark while he developed his negatives then watching in the red light as he dodged and burned his prints. The memories of how his prints mysteriously appeared in the developer to this day still bring back the familiar and somehow comforting smell of the chemicals. By the time I was 12 I was using his Rolleiflex f 2.8 2¼ twin lens reflex to shoot my own photos.
As a musician I have had the privilege of playing with some of the finest musicians in the world, Doc Severinsen, Ray Charles, the Cincinnati Symphony, and scores of great soloists and creative programs in my capacity as principal trumpet of the Kentucky Symphony. My quintet, The Queen City Brass has traveled the world performing my arrangements of classical and popular works. My studies at the Metropolitan Opero, and my stage and pit work with the Cincinnati Opera have made all the difference in understanding my role as film producer.
As a computer professional I bought the first Macintosh in Cincinnati back in 1984. I was present at Jobs’ launch of this ‘insanely great’ product. I also bought the first Laserwriter off the truck and used it in the printing business I owned at the time which has evolved into Resource Marketing, Inc. Back then I had to learn to write my own software which I continue to do which serves as the basis of my hosting company rm1.net.
Here is a link to one of my favorite causes, the Southern Cross Group. WWII had an unexpected consequence of creating over 15,000 war brides from Australia. Many, if not most, emigrated to the countries of the servicemen they married. It is estimated that as many as 45,000 children of these Australian war brides are spread all over the globe. These children were entitled to Australian citizenship by descent. Being the son of one beautiful Aussie I qualified. But due to inequities in Australian citizenship law I like so many others could not claim it. In 2007 the Citizenship Reform Act was passed which opened the doors to folks just like me. Thanks to the SCG who helped me navigate the complicated legal matters. Now I am a dinky die Aussie as well as a Yank. Bonzer, mate!
While I am on the subject of Australia, here is my cousin Murray Yeoman’s business: British Armour.
|While I am on the subject of security, you may need a weapon for self defense. Those in the know choose Glock.||On Freedom
You should read some of the works of Frédéric Bastiat, the 19th century economist whose essays debunk the myth that government is the answer to economic problems. “No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.” –Samuel Adams
|I am guessing you may know me because of my musical connections. If so you will be interested in the Rob Stefanussen channel on YouTube. He is a great friend of ours. Rob is a pioneer in building digital organs from scratch using the Macintosh, keyboard parts and software. Check out one of his great videos on the right.|
I am a trumpeter
I am a member of The
Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
|My musical positions
The Queen City Brass
Hamilton Fairfield Symphony