Friday, March 23, 2007


All the snow has melted in the city and with the spring bulbs emerging, I’m coming out of the winter doldrums.

I went to the new Benjamin Franklin exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and was amazed at how little I knew about the man. For instance, I was unaware that he was first to propose daylight savings time (something I have come to disdain over the years). He, also was an accomplished musician and played an assortment of instruments including the viola da gamba which I too, play.

Speaking of, I have a new viol that I received late last Fall. It is a copy of one on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art crafted by Jacob Stainer . I commissioned it over 2 and a half years ago .