Thank you for visiting my home page.
Like most adults, I spend the majority of my time at work. I'm
currently employed as computer software engineer for a firm based in central
While not at work, I enjoy riding motorcycles, the art of homebrewing, and spending time with family and friends.
Whatís a Harper?
First of all, you are probably wondering, Why the name,
HarperDave? ...Thatís easy: This is a nickname given to me by a special friend
who, at one time, related my working efforts to those of characters in the
book, "The Harper Hall of Pern", by Anne McCaffrey.
Let me explain. Iíve spent a good part of my life working as a musician, in
various nightclubs and resorts around the world. It was a particular job in the
great state of Alaska, where I met Rich. He was the cook at the hotel where I
lived and worked in with my band, Ful Tylt. Just about every evening he would
greet me at the bar with a large, frosty beer saying, "Hey Harper Dave!" We
would engange in conversations ranging from vintage guitars to the perfect
chicken marsala. At dinner time, he would often make special dishes for me and
my bandmates. He was a friendly face in an unknown place, where strangers are
Not more than a year had passed, since my last visit to Alaska, when Rich
reportedly fell victim to a rafting accident, somewhere near Skagway. According
to my sources, his body was never recovered.
Fare thee well, Rich!