I became a published freelance op-ed writer in 1990 and a small-business owner in 1996. Now I continue playing as a serious amateur. I came to see that small-chamber playing, rather than orchestra, was really my niche.
I do occasional blogging here on violinist.com and sometimes participate in the discussion forum as time allows. I typically post blogs first to my non-commercial WordPress page:
Besides music, some other subjects I write on there are fitness and national issues.