I live in rural Nova Scotia on the edge of the forest overlooking the Bay of Fundy with my spouse (Mary) and a cat (Minou).
My professional background is in music and art history and music composition. I teach music (counterpoint, history, research methods), and edit early music scores from original sources using Score and Sibelius software. I provide custom scores from primary sources; I encourage individual musicians and ensembles (professional and amateur) to request scores (and parts) that they need.
I am active in studying and photographing heritage buildings and sites of Nova Scotia, Canada and elsewhere, seeking to retain information about heritage buildings and sites. This heritage work also involves encouraging people to save heritage buildings through adaptive reuse and provide information on how heritage values may be conserved. Some of this heritage work naturally includes research in genealogy and related social and cultural contexts.