I'm a consultant working
as a Network Engineer for the the Internal
Revenue Service in New Carrollton, Maryland. In my spare time I enjoy
learning about other cultures and languages, homebrewing, cooking, swimming,
bowling, fishing, reading and listening to music. I work out at the National
Capital YMCA and I'm thinking about
joining a local curling
club. I'm also a fan of Star
Trek, Sailor Moon
and James Bond. I
love to travel and I am very fond of southern
Italy and the Caribbean, especially the US
Virgin Islands. I hope to make a trip to Costa
Rica in 1998. I sometimes spend my freetime playing in the Society
for Creative Anachronism, an international organization of hobbists
who study and recreate the European Middle Ages and early Rennaisance.
These intrerests keep me pretty busy.
But my biggest passion of all is the international Olympic Movement and the Olympic Games. I'll be going to Sydney and Salt Lake City but, unfortunately, I probably will not get to the Nagano games.
The host city for the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad (2004 Summer Games) will be announced at the 106th International Olympic Committee Session in Lausanne, Switzerland on 5 September 1997. The 2004 host city finalists are:
Of course, coming to a decision on which bids to support often involves a number a trade-offs. I support the United States Olympic Committee but I am torn between supporting a bid for the 2012 Summer Games in Warsaw being organized by Wojciech Zablocki or the bid being organized by John Moag for Baltimore. I feel Warsaw deserves an Olympics and the bid being organized for 2012 is outstanding. But I was born in Baltimore and I feel very strongly that Baltimore has a lot to offer as a host city. I'm still not sure which bid I will settle on so for now I'm supporting both bids.
Here's a list of bids I support for future games:
Keep up with the lastest
events in the Olympic movement at Nando.
Be sure to check out the Olympic Games Primer from the Amateur Athletics Foundation of Los Angeles.
More Olympic news is available through the weekly highlights section of the IOC's web site.
days until the announcement of the host city for the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad.