I maintain a growing collection of rocks and minerals. While primarily focusing on my own ideosyncratic prefernces, it includes a many fluorescent minerals, Uranium-based minerals, and several meteor fragments.
I occasionally put my painting skills to the test with various projects, primarily using acrylics, but varying in substrate.
When the opportunity arises, I enjoy spending time in the backcountry, whether climbing mountains in the summer or seeking out frozen waterfalls in the winter.
I am particularly interested in modern history, as well as my own genealogy. I am especially focused on learning about my family's history in the Ozarks and surrounding regions over the past several hundred years.
There is nothing like an afternoon at the ballpark. Often on road trips, you will find me making spur-of-the-moment stops at the local stadium to catch a home game. Minor league games are particularly good. Playing softball is fun too!