I enjoy reading, hiking, and travelling. I like cats. Once upon a time I followed Major League Baseball, but no longer. I appreciate many kinds of music but I especially like classical music, and within classical music, I enjoy the music of Franz Joseph Haydn more than the music of any other composer. I think that amateur astronomy is a deeply satisfying pastime. I own two telescopes, a 130 mm apochromatic refractor and a 152 mm Maksutov-Newtonian. Using these two scopes I go stargazing every so often with my local astronomy club at various dark sky sites. At most times I remain engaged in research. By a wide margin this is the best recreation that I have discovered in my life.