I have 2 sisters; Diane & Lori, both younger than I. Diane and her husband, Todd, have a daughter, Lisa. Lori and her husband, Ray, also have a daughter, Nicole. They all live in Enfield, too.
Joanne is a member of the Skidmore Faculty in the Dept. of Studio Art.
Joanne works in multimedia: Oils, Acrylics, Watercolors, and Charcoal, to name a few. The following links provide a sampler of some of her paintings & drawings:
|Spirits of Euphoria||Eight Seconds, Gaining Speed||Merry-Go-Round|
|Lamentation||And They Call the Wind||In the Woods|
|Primordial Exhilaration||Acceleration III||Snake Ritual II|
|Pilgrimage||Modern Annunciation||Is it Real?|
Joanne has recently set up her own personal presence in cyberspace. Go here to visit.
If you are interested in viewing more and/or purchasing any of Joanne's artwork, you may contact Joanne directly.
Please note: Some of the artwork depicted above is no longer available!
Here are a few postcards from Italy (in 1994):
|Venice||Bridge of Sighs||St. Marks' Square|
|3 weeks old||2 months old||2 months old|
|5 months old||6 months old||11 months old|
|1 year old||2 years old||2 years old|
|2 years old||3 years old||4 years old|
|5 years old||5 years old||6 years old|
I haven't updated this site in many years, but Angelina is now a high school student, and is a pretty good soccer player (she made the varsity team as a sophomore.) She also has taken lessons in ballet, piano and violin. Her soccer team - the Saratoga Spitfires - was first in their league for the past year, and anothrr team she joined - the New York Net Wreckers - traveled to Italy to play in the Valtellina Cup tournament in July, 2010. They took second place in that tournament. (Now, seven years later, she has graduated from University.)
|at home - 2 days old||at the hospital with mom||at the hospital with sister, mom, & grandma|
|at home with sister & dad||at home - 3 days old||1 month old|
|3 months old||4 months old||1 year old|
|1 year old||16 months old||2 years old|
|3 years old||3 years old||4 years old|
Chiara began her freshman year of high school in 2011. Chiara also has taken piano and violin lessons. In 2007-2009, Chiara won a number of ribbons and awards as a gymnast, and in 2009, she switched from gymnastics to soccer. She made the U14A travel team in Saratoga, as well as the modified school team, and the following year junior varsity. (And now, six years later, Chiara has graduated and is in her junior year at university.)
|Joanne & I circa 1989||Enjoying some quality time at home||Joanne & I get married|
|In Congress Park - Saratoga Springs, NY||Spring, 1996||In the pool|
|Joanne's Birthday 1997||Xmas 1997||In the pool again|
|Xmas 1998||Fall 1999||Halloween 1999|
|Summer 2000||Summer 2000|
-Robin Williamson (from the song Maya, by the Incredible String Band).
This section is devoted to some of my opinions related to art, music, & literature. Maybe someday I'll add opinions on other subjects, but I doubt it. When it comes to movies & music, though, everybody is a critic.
I have visited France (Paris & Versailles), the US Virgin Islands (St. Johns & St. Thomas), Italy & Sicily, and briefly Mexico (Tijuana) & Canada (Montreal, Niagara Falls, then Quebec City in 2005.) In Italy in 1994, Joanne & I visited Florence (& surrounding countryside), Rome, Venice & Padua; while in Sicily we rented a car and circumnavigated the island, as well as visiting some smaller inland towns such as Canigatti and Naro (where my family is from). Particulary memorable on the coast were Palermo, Agrigento, Taormina (near Mt. Etna, which we visited), and especially Siracusa (home of Archimedes). I'd be hard pressed to name a favorite city in Italy, but if forced, I'd probably say Venice on the mainland (followed closely by Florence), and Siracusa in Sicily.
Over the years, I've visited 46 of the United States. I have yet to visit: Nebraska, Arkansas, North Dakota, & Alaska. Some of the most impressive places to visit in the USA are Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks, and Bryce Canyon in Utah. Runners up include the Grand Canyon, Muir Woods, Joshua Tree Park, Death Valley, Craters of the Moon, Haleakala Park, Etc.
Here are some relevant links (to parks I have visited):
For beaches, nothing can beat the US Virgin Islands or Hawaii (especially Maui), but Cape Cod and coastal Maine have a lot to offer also.
I have been known to occasionally dabble in:
Before 1990, I attended concerts by the following bands/artists, but I cannot recall the exact dates in most cases:
Are we there, yet?