In my past life I was a mechanical engineer/project manager, specializing in material handling and structural design.  I lived and worked in England, Canada and the USA, retired in 2004 and moved to SCC with wife Jean Ann.  When I was young I use to play on the linoleum, but have since given that up in preference for the tenor banjo that I decided to learn in 2005. I learnt a few basic chords then and have never improved. I have a love of Bluegrass, Country and Gospel and the wonderful folks known as the Front Porch Pickers