Hi, Im Charles Richard Lester. I live in the Miracle Mile area of Los Angeles, California (USA), just south of Hollywood.
Strange goings-on in Hollywood?!
My living-making profession is as a website designer and Mac graphic artist. I am currently freelancing in both fields.
If you need a brilliant and creative web designer to create a sparkling Web presence for you, look no further. This website, for which I am writer, editor, designer, publisher and webmaster, will give you some indication of my abilities. Also, please see my Web Work page for a run-down on my current website clients along with references and testimonials.
Or, if you need a meticulous, detail-oriented, fast-but-thorough freelance (in-house) production artist, (and youre located in the Los Angeles area) please drop me an e-mail and lets talk turkey.
Otherwise ... enough of this boring work stuff already. I wanna have some fun! Dont you? Good!! Let's go!!!
While I toil in the vineyards of the Macintosh to earn my keep, the work I do for love and for spiritual nourishment is playing music.
I am a classical and church organist. If youd like to know more about pipe organs, see my Organs page.
I am in my eighth year as Music Director for Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church inInglewood, California. Holy Trinity is a multi-cultural congregation of about 300 members. The worship service has a liturgical basis; however, upon that traditional framework our parish has built a rich and unique worship style. To give you some idea of the varied music you will hear at Holy Trinity, consider that we have a pipe organ and a Hammond with Leslie -- and that I use both instruments quite liberally. Youre welcome to come visit us! Drop me an email and Ill send you directions.
Holy Trinity has a pretty nice website, the by-product of an HTML workshop I conducted for them. See Holy Trinity's website.
I am also a thereminist. I have devoted a comprehensive section of my website to theremins. If youre interested in knowing more about this marvelous, mysterious musical instrument, follow this Theremin link!
About my family: I am the second-youngest of five children born to Minnie Jeannette Jessup and William Harold Lester, Sr., who celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on June 16, 1947. Here are some Family Portraits.
About my pets:I have a very sweet 8-year-oldTibetan Terrier mix named Oz, and a 16-year old cat named Nikki Goldberg. Almost losing Oz last year was a tremendous ordeal; and in his honor, and as a tribute to all the friends and even strangers who helped us though the ordeal, I have added a Furry Loved Ones page to my site.
Ive got many other fun interests, too! Feel free to poke around the rest of my site -- theres lots of stuff to discover. Please drop me a line to let me know you visited!
Heres a special added bonus for all you web-surfing addicts out there!
I have found many treasure-trove utility websites,
all of them loaded with shiploads (!) of internet software,
much of it free- or share-ware. Check out:
Dave Central Software Archive
Freeware Favorites-Reviewing Free Windows Software
Freeware Publishing Site
Microsoft Free Downloads
World Wide Web of Windows
SnadBoy Software - Other Sources
Links to other freeware sites
A1 Shareware Evaluations
Web Engineers Toolbox: Graphics
Father of Shareware
The WinSite Archive
AOLpress (a *great* html editor and other stuff)
A gazillion great shareware and freeware html tools from HotDog
A huge list of shareware sites, from www.aliens.com
Another software download site
MIDI / MUSIC
A Johann Sebastian Bach Midi Page
Johann Sebastian Bach Page
Classical MIDI Files
Classical MIDI Archives
Classical Midi Organ Stop
Shareware Music Machine- Midi Tools
Crescendo by LiveUpdate!
Midi File Central - The Ultimate Midi File Archive
The Ultimate TV & Movie Midi Page
The Lougheed Midi Page
Musart and Canterbury Midi Home age
Primeline Chemical Systems Midi Library
The Internet Piano Page
Music of Cyberspace
The International Computer Music Association
MikroPolyphonie - The Online Contemporary Music Journal
ASCAP Home Page
Font Fairy Free Fonts
transmission23 font archive
Bihidryed Fonts and Art
Bushman's Free Font Links
Cheops Fonts: Homepage
Fonts, fonts, fonts, fonts, fonts, fonts!
And ... These are a few of my favorite links
(in no particular order):
Bartlett, John. 1901. Familiar Quotations
Doug Turner's Quotation Server
The Quotation Server
The Labyrinth - Quotes Archive
Writers Free Reference
Mark Twain quotations
The Quotations Page
Frank Lloyd Wright Quotations
Frank's Creative Quotations from Upton Sinclair
Quotations Home Page
U.S. Patent Boolean Search Page
Library of Congress Home Page
UCLA Music Library Homepage
SCIENCE FICTION COLLECTIBLES
The Rocket Shop
(Please note that all text and some images* are copyright © 2001 by Charles Richard Lester. You are welcome to disseminate information or graphics from this web page for non-commercial use only but only after requesting -- and receiving -- permission by its author (me). Please apply to Charles Richard Lester: one_three_sevenat1377731.com (change "at" to the "@" symbol). Thank you for appreciating the value of creativity.
.......*If youre not sure whether or not a given image is in public domain -- just ask.)