I had the privilege while growing up to acquire an appreciation for art in many forms. I acquired numerous hobbies. Some of them are more advanced than others.
- After enjoying playing with computers in High School, I completed a BS in Computer Engineering. My electronics tinkering continues outside of my Software Development job. I really enjoy Electroluminescent (EL) wire and all the fantastic lighting that can be done with Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). (See projects page.)
- I was taught to garden as soon as I could walk and to this day keep a garden in my yard. I hope to one day be able to produce enough vegetables to be able to preserve much of my needs for the winter months too. (Gardening.)
- In 4th grade, a woman showed me and my class how to fold some basic Origami. I have numerous origami books. I used to fold the animals and other shapes one can make from a single square sheet of paper but now I mostly enjoy Unit Origami (aka geometric origami) where many units of the same type are created and then assembled without glue. I also enjoy paper box making and making intricate pop-up cards. (Origami.)
- I had a passing interest in Celtic Knots and learned to draw some pretty nice ones but I don’t have any up on my page.
- I learned Trombone at the age of 12. It was the beginning of a life full of the love for music. I have learned to appreciate most genres of music. I play numerous instruments. Unfortunately, I have learned I am a social musician. If there are no musicians to be had, I tend to revert back to occasional guitar songs with some harmonica thrown in. If I can find a group to play in, I tend to practice daily to make sure I keep up with them. (Music.)