I love getting out on the water and jet-skiing or swimming and am trying to get used to being away from my family cabin.
I'm an activist at heart, a veteran of political campaigns, and need to feel like I'm doing something to change things for the better. I fell into this after the 2004 presidential election and felt very much at home convincing my friends to canvass for me.
But, I do love eating well, so its hard to 'write music just for my fans.' I learned to cook so I could eat well on a regular basis without having to spend as much. My favorite book, by far, is The Joy of Cooking, which has more recipes and ideas than I may get to in a lifetime and taught me how to do ginger chicken right.
Learning is a big part of my journey through life. I have always been great at school and will ask questions about anything I do not know. This has led me into some awkward moments/conversations. My backpacking trips have always included stops at museums and historical landmarks and I enjoy having so many of these things in the D.C. area.