Retired Applied Mathematician/Statistician specializing in quality improvement and SPC (primarily Control Charts) for the last 15 years in a healthcare setting. Prior to that, worked for DoD contractors, developing computer simulations of enemy air defense networks for testing aircraft survivability and mission effectiveness. In other DoD work, made preliminary assessments of system reliability for systems under development (New aircraft, ships, communication systems, etc.).
Have taken up Spanish and Accordion in my retirement, with age having forced me to ease up a wee bit on my long-time practice of Tae Kwon Do. Had previously studied Spanish, but let my studies lapse for several years.
Accordion efforts are totally new, but I had previously played both saxophone and piano (albeit just a few years each), and I wanted to bring music back into my life. Why accordion? That's not easy to answer. But I've learned subsequently that a lot of old guys seem to gravitate in that direction. So maybe the choice isn't so unusual.
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