I work at
Southern Methodist University
Department of Geological Sciences where I am a systems analyst and
Geophysical Imaging Laboratory. I also am interested in
and here's a link to my
I am married to a professional opera singer, the multi-talented Barbara Nell Hodges (Bunny) who also makes jewelery and stained glass windows and does custom tiling and sings with the Dallas Opera (for the past 30 years). You can see some of her angel pins and broaches here
Stephen earned his Eagle Scout and graduated High School in 2000. He served for 4 years in the U.S. Navy as Operations Specialist C/3 on the USS Cleveland. After completing his service Stephen worked out of Dutch Harbor, Alaska on a fishing boat for the summer, harvested cotton in west Texas, and worked as an electrician's assistant, while earning his qualifications as an Able Bodied Seaman for the Merchant Marine. He now works in the maritime transportation industry, supplying offshore oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Stephen is also a writer, musician, and singer with a keen interest in folk music and sea chanties, and a strong bass voice.
Jonathan is a junior in college, majoring in percussion and music composition at the University of North Texas,
(with great 4-mallet marimba technique!) who played
quads (2.0M mpg)
in the Ryan High School Marching Band Drum Line from 1999-2003.
(Since that time
he's gotten a lot better (28 M mpg))
Jonathan is a gifted composer with
five CDs to his credit; the first written when he was 12 years old. Jonathan was a member of the
Surround Sound Percussion ensemble in 2003 and 2004, and marched quads with
Carolina Crown drum and bugle corps for
Drum Corps International in 2005.
Jonathan also played quads this year with the world famous University of North Texas Indoor Drumline.
Here is a link to some audio and video of his drumline performances, including the killer 2005 Percussive Arts Society International Convention concert, and new piece for marimba performed by Danny Hawkins. Jonathan has also posted some of his compositions online at http://myspace.com/jonaandersonmusic
Here are my boys some years ago on their mini-bikes. We restored the red and blue Honda, which is
nowadays considered an antique, in our
home machine shop.
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Last update 14 Sept 2008