Personal Interest

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Rowing: I actively compete in masters rowing

Music: Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue”–essential background for serious concentration

“The Best of Fela Kuti”–Afro-beat to get you moving

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s “Facing Future”–always brings a smile

Cooking: Recipe for Beef and Chinese Greens in black bean sauce

I took up rowing after watching my son compete with Berkeley High School Crew. Since then, I’ve actively trained with the Lake Merritt Rowing Club and the Marin Rowing Association. I’ve competed in the World Masters Games, FISA World Championships, US Rowing Masters Nationals, and numerous local and regional events. I’ve won medals in a variety of events, but more valuable than the hardware are the experiences and friendships that I’ve gained in the process.

Rowing is a maddening sport that demands strength, conditioning, skill and absolute concentration. It requires regular practices on cold mornings long before any sane person would set their alarm clock. Rowers spend years working on small, seemingly insignificant, defects in technique that undermine a crew’s effectiveness. The payoff is the sensation of flying just above the water with the full moon setting behind Mount Tamalpais.

Being a member of the sport gives me the privilege of stepping aside from my work for a short time each day. At the same time, confronting the athletic challenges of the sport prepares me for the problems I encounter in my professional life. I return to work relaxed and with the knowledge that concentration and hard effort can overcome any obstacle.

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