Rory focused on his Electrical Engineering and spent thousands of hours studying the mathematical theory, arpeggios, modes and scales of disparate forms of music. In the evening he'd go with his band or sit in with bands at the Cats Paw.
At the time only three universities had a new program that studied the electrical engineering of microprocessors. This attracted Rory. Syracuse was one of these schools and was also near to NYC’s band scene. Moira escaped the cult and the family arrived in Syracuse, on the day Stevie Ray Vaughan died, August 27, 1990.