Now I continue playing as a serious amateur. Since I was 21, I have done no more orchestra playing. For ensemble work, I learned early that small-chamber playing suits me far better.
In 1996, I became a small-business owner. I am also a blogger and freelance op-ed writer. At present, chiefly due to demands on my time, I'm not participating in the Discussion Board -- although still offering input at Weekend Vote. I also respond occasionally to other blog posts. I have so far re-posted a few of my own violinist.com blogs, in adapted versions, at my non-commercial WordPress page:
Besides music, some other subjects I write on there are fitness and national issues.