About Me

My most prominent characteristic is probably that I can't sit still for too long unless, of course, I have a good book or interesting manuscript in front of me. I have two dogs that keep me moving and provide me with wonderful companionship. I love to go on long walks or hikes with them almost every day. While I love to be challenged intellectually, I also find a great deal of fulfillment and relaxation in working with my hands - I have various home improvement projects going "in the background" almost constantly. Ever since I was a child, I have enjoyed being outdoors, so most of my hobbies are outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, and camping. I try to keep an open mind about almost everything, and traveling has been one activity keeps me thinking in new ways and exploring new ideas (click here to see some of the places I've been).