james and penelope

My blogs

About me

Gender Male
Industry Education
Occupation Retired
Location Punta Gorda, FL, United States
Introduction James is retired from academia after over thirty years teaching history, he spends as much time as possible sailing with his wife and true love Penelope. This plus a bit of writing and reading to keep the mind alive, some travel, and making music makes life rich and sometimes unpredictable.
Interests sailing, Cabo Rico, jazz piano, writing, environmental history, history of technology, American history, politics, travel, bicycling, California, Bahamas, Caribbean
Favorite Movies Patton, Mr. Baseball
Favorite Music jazz piano, blues, Goodman, Elllington, Waller, Brubeck, Blues Brothers, Etta Jones...my own
Favorite Books Don't Stop the Carnival, Technocracy, Four Guys in a Boat, Ecological Revolutions, Civilizing the Machine, Electrifying America, Life in a California Mission, Survival of the Bark Canoe, Cultural Patterns in American Politics, Flight Maps, Building a Bridge to the 18th Century...my own