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Ardan Michael Blum
Consultant and Volunteer

Discover my life in Palo Alto.  

- A Memory

In 2001, Ardan Michael Blum founded a Charity called Vivre Avec le 3ème Âge ('Living In The Third Age') in Geneva, Switzerland. Our challenge was helping senior citizens combat solitude.

Here are a few of our many actions over a ten-year period

Vivre Avec le 3ème Âge organized many other activities; See press articles.

See the link just under this image of press articles.

- Personal View

Ardan Michael has played the cello for over 40 years. He had the great privilege of studying with Bernard Greenhouse of the Beaux Arts Trio for 10 years, traveling to Cape Cod (for lessons at Bernie's home in Wellfleet), or to the Swiss city of La Chaux de Fonds (where the trio recorded in the town's empty concert hall which has great acoustics). 

Ardan Michael was to study with Pierre Fournier, Paul Tortelier and his late and amazing father David Harvey Blum  -author of the well known book Casals and the Art of Interpretation.

Ardan Michael carries on his family tradition of loving Dachshunds. These hounds will draw him away from most matters; they are the result of the fine-tuning in Germany for a loyal, brave, headstrong, funny and independent creature.

Ardan Michael has been a Freemason (since 15 years).

In Palo Alto, Ardan Michael Blum is a BPC (Block Preparedness Coordinator) with the Palo Alto Emergency Services. He was a member of the Police Chief's Advisory Committee (for 5 years). 

–  From Palo Alto's May Fete '22. (Ardan is center right with a large mask). 

Ardan Michael updates Palo Alto tourism info. (Includes weather, historical and up-to-date information about Stanford and Palo Alto and reviews). 

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