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We make our daily bread in .. (Pharmaceutical R&D)
We play some Jazz and some Classics. ... on an Alvarez (by "Yari") six string classical guitar,
and a very special eight string instrument by John Hoffman (1974) ,
as well as an (pictured in the "tiled" background) old favorite Gibson L-7c. Classicals strung with La Bella Professional Series "2001" medium hard tension strings. The L-7c is strung with La Bella Electric Guitar strings, set 20PM. Prototype 7th and 8th strings for the Hoffman by La Bella ( E. and O. Mari, Inc.).
We listen to Jazz on WBGO-fm (89.1) in Newark, NJ
and Classical music on WWFM-fm (107.9) Mercer Co. Community College, Mercer Co. NJ.
We go to Church
We Love our Fraternity....
We sing to preserve an artform.....
We Support the Arts through Teaching .........
We Love Our Family ..........
We enjoy riding our Bike.................to Commute....
We've also gotten involved in building and riding "Recumbent" Bikes. After a bit of experimentation with odd configurations of bike parts, I purchased an unfinished frameset ( "Bentech") and finished it in time to ride it on the 1999 MS 150 "City-To-Shore" Bike Tour from Philadelphia Pa to Ocean City. NJ. My "Wes' Bentech" caused a lot of comment.
As with most "tinkers", while building the bike from the plans and recommendations of the designer, I departed somewhat in the running gear I used, as well as making a change in the seat supports to make the seat angle easily adjustable without changing the seat-to-pedal distance. Better pictures are on the way.....these will give you some idea of the finished product.
We support our favorite charities.......
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We went to Camp...... for growth, developement and FUN! Camp Atwater, East Brookfield, MA.
- The Canterbury Society of St.Luke's Episcopal Church, Germantown. 5411 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia PA. Educaton and Social Change...funding through "Jazzfest Concerts" (Producer).
The National Multiple Sclerocis Society,#1 Reed St., Philadelphia, PA. ...funding through the "MS 150 City To Shore" bicycle tour each fall. Member, planning committee. Further support by organizing a corporate bicycle club ( "The Wyeth Wheelers of Princeton") to ride this and other tours sponsored by the Society. This last year, ( 1999) I was moved to the corporate headquarters area, and so rode with the Wyeth Wheelers of Radnor (PA) unit. The corporate team now includes riders from our locations in four states, thus is becoming a team representing Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals over a large geographic area.
The American National Red Cross, SePA Chapter, 22nd and Chestnut Sts. Philadelphia, PA. Former long term volunteer, with wife, in Safety and Disaster Services (>35yrs), terminating in Instructor Trainer (IT) certifications in three areas. Now supporting the ARC through blood donations only.
The American Diabetes Assn., Princeton, NJ. Associated with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Support through organizing Corporate Bike Club participation to engage in the ADA "Tour de Cure" bicycle event.
The Bicycle Coaliton of the Delaware Valley (BCDV), Philadelphia Committee. Working to facilitate bicycle transportation in the Delaware Valley through education, politcal action and community activation.
Camp Timberlake Charties, Inc. Philadelphia, PA. Giving inner city children a chance for two weeks in the countryside of the Pocano Mountains in upstate Pennsylvania. Board Member.
We went to school:
..Lincoln University, Lincoln U., PA
Settlement School of Music (no listing at this time)
Resumé on request.......
BUILD WE MUST... Ongoing construction, hard hats required! Watch out for falling links!!
This Page maintained by Wes Norton, using Simple Text ( a Macintosh text editor) as the primary editor. Additional code patches from wherever I can find them.
Comments may be directed to me at: Mail 1... or Mail 2....
This page last updated on 3/28/2000.