you have stumbled upon John's personal web page

If you are looking for our IT / ATS site, go here. You can navigate to it by going to Offices and Departments, then to Information Technology, to Teaching and Research. If you are looking for my official ATS profile, go here.

Ok, great. Hopefully, that scared most people off. One of my hobbies is nature photography.

imagehere's  a gallery


Another hobby of mine is playing music with friends.


I play mandolin, guitar and drums. Not so much on the drums


Yet another activity I enjoy is kayaking.


  I took a trip to south Chile in 2006 and here's a
gallery of that trip.

I've kayaked in lots of places around western mass, so if you are looking for good places to do some flat-water paddling, just ask. I have some Google maps saved with put-ins pin-pointed. A few years ago, I built a wood and fiberglass kayak from a kit. It took about 2 months to build. This is the lightest, fastest kayak I've ever paddled. It's amazing. Going back to a plastic boat is like going from a Ferrari to an old Chevy Impala.

More to come. Under construction. Y'all come back, now, ya hear?