Ice Skating

Many years ago, I was consumed with the sport of ice skating.  I competed in Pairs for many years, being on the National Team 4 times.  After competing in pairs, singles and dance, I turned my talents to becoming a Judge.  I enjoyed judging and rose up in the ranking to the Gold level.  I retired from judging after 10 years because of the rampant politics that rule the sport to this day.

Note:  I truly think that Michele Kwan may be the best overall female U. S. skater EVER….

See Competitive Record 

See Awards


1972 Nationals

Long Beach, Ca.



Road Racing

I switched from skating to running as a way to keep active.  I have always been “driven” to be better, faster, and soon found myself competing at 5K, 10K, half and then full marathons.  My greatest achievements were in the full marathons.  I ran my first marathon in San Francisco.  It was a disaster.  Lots of physical problems during the race.  I HAD to run another one just to prove to myself that I could do a decent job.  One year later I entered my second marathon.  The second one was faster.  Everything about the race was wonderful.

It was truly a triumph.

Sadly, I have retired from running.  I have developed a hip injury that makes it too painful to run.


Tennis was always a sport I enjoyed:  fresh air, an activity to share with friends.  I discovered that because of the variety of movements, my hip injury from running was not a factor.  I had only to contend with the weather.

My favorite former players to watch:  Big Boris, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier and Thomas Muster.

My favorite current players to watch:  Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Juan Martin del Potro.


I enjoy being fit.  I have been going to a local gym wherever I have lived in the past 20 years.  I have done mostly treadmill and some muscle machines.

A few years ago I started going to a “Boot Camp” class offered at my nearby gym.  I go three times a week and really enjoy the hour of aerobics with hand weights.

Last year I started working with a fitness trainer Mr. Ted Guice, twice a week.  We work on the major muscle groups focusing on the upper body.  I have seen some great results from this training.  I am one of the most fit men of my age group at our gym.