Alias "Dr. Bill"
Pezzaglia Consulting Inc.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or drbill@Clifford.org
Lots of music in my life, I play ragtime piano, and further annoy my folk-musician friends by insisting they let me sit in on their sets with Tuba, Clarinet and Trombone. When I'm not grading papers or working on theoretical physics I sometimes perform at the Open Mic, Thursday Nights at the Bazaar Cafe.
Currently I rotate between three institutions, Santa Clara University, CSU East Bay and the Las Positas College. I teach Astronomy, Physics, and Musical Acoustics. For more details on my current schedule of classes and web pages at these schools, take at look at my main "teaching" page at: http://www.clifford.org/~drbill
On my mother's side, its all Bostonian english/irish. Mom's great grandmother was apparently stolen by gypsies when she was 5, but returned shortly thereafter, because her mother was a Lady in waiting in queen Victoria's court, and her father the Sheriff of London. However, she married a commoner and so was disowned by her father (so said my 96 year old great aunt Lil). On my father's side, his maternal grandfather came by covered wagon from Calgary, Canada and homesteaded near Rio Vista, California (where a few years ago Humphrey the whale got stuck). His paternal grandfather (and father, the "Pezzaglia" name) immigrated from southern Switzerland. My birthday is the same day that the Hindenburg blew up, Brahms was born, the Lusitania sank and in 1840 the russian composer Pyotr TCHAIKOVSKY was born.