Personal Interests

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.