Ishmael's Home Page

Quick dispatch, if you are here for:
Engineering work
Shape Note Singing
Norumbega Harmony
The Black Jokers
Pipe and Tabor
The Other Morris

Pages here may be continually under construction

I am more formally known as F. Ishmael J. M. Stefanov-Wagner, but due to continuing adventures with spelling, pronunciation, and truncation find it preferable to be known as

Ishmael the Fiddler

Most of my time goes to work, taking care of my children, and play.

I also manage to eat and sleep, some time in between, but until I enter the recipes those times are less interesting.

Some miscellaneous personal notes tell a bit more about me.

Best contact method is by electronic mail; as,, or in order of preference.

Postcards, letters, photographs and other physical items may be sent to me at

Post Office Box 410476
Cambridge, MA
USA 02141-0005

Verizon DSL: sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
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Original June 1994
Last modified: Nov 1 07:53 2002/
Last modified: Thu Jan 7 11:52:10 EST 2016 / Ishmael the Fiddler