I'm the dad of a bright, social, 14 year old who has cerebral palsy. His mother and I are divorced. I have him on weekends and tutor, play video games and get on the computer with him over at his mom's three week nights.
Interests - science, history, some philosophy, guessing what's going on in my 14 year olds mind, long walks, all weather, some PBS shows, and a certain college basketball team would all be on the list.
No interest - most of commercial TV, especially Larry King's panels of experts, and the urge to protect my son from the world are on that list.
Strangely proud that I've dealt successfully with looking into that infamous abyss the existentialist tell you about (the one that suddenly strikes folks standing on street corners) and emerging in the same place as before with an attitude adjustment. If I knew what an existentialist was, I might be one.
I am introspective, probably introverted, and yet inter-ested