I started the Learn & Master Guitar course in 2012, and I'm currently in session 10 (finger style). I attended the Gathering conferences from 2015 to 2019 and the finger style retreats in 2018 and 2019. I'm retired from teaching college chemistry. Along with all the physical sciences, I've long been interested in writing, photography, graphic design and publishing, archaeology, and the 1939-40 NY World's Fair. Favorite guitarist? Pat Metheny.