Jeffry Dwight

Miscellaneous Information

I have two children (both young adults now), a software company, and several side interests. My favorite book in 7th grade was the dictionary, which really tells you everything else you need to know about me.

Do you go by Jeff?

Absolutely not. Never. Except when someone calls me that. I prefer "Jeffry," "JD," or "Jay." And there's always "Jade," which, being one syllable, is short for JD. Since I have a nasty habit of answering any question I hear, whether it's addressed to me or not, you can probably get away with using whatever name you like best.

Where did you get your musical training?

You didn't really listen to any of my songs, did you? Or was that sarcasm?

What do you do for a living?

I own and operate Greyware Automation Products. I also get occasional income from writing, programming, consulting, and editing.

What kinds of books do you read?

Science fiction, fantasy, textbooks, books about language, and popular science. Occasionally I dip into horror and thriller/adventure, and every now and then will read a so-called best seller. My favorite modern authors are Robert A. Heinlein, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Isaac Asimov, C.J. Cherryh, Douglas Adams, Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Donaldson, Orson Scott Card, Patricia A. McKillip, and Richard Dawkins (not in any particular order).

What kind of music do you listen to?

Stuff from the late 70's and early 80's mostly, but I also like some earlier rock, especially the ballads. If I'm in the mood, baroque and classical are nice, but I'm much more a fan of keyboard and orchestral work than choral music. Like most Americans my age, I'm too low-brow to enjoy opera, and too high-brow to enjoy rap.

Every now and then, when I'm hanging with younger friends and listening to their music (stuff from the mid-90's forward), I catch myself thinking what my father often said about my favorite tunes: "That's not music, that's just noise."

Aw, Dad, I understand now. We were both wrong.

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