I enjoy hiking, camping and most outdoor activities. Recently took up kayaking.
"Let us leave a splendid legacy for our children...let us turn to them and say, this you inherit: guard it well, for it is far more precious than money...and once destroyed, nature's beauty cannot be repurchased at any price."
~ Ansel Adams
Oh, I'm not a football fan, couldn't care less. I don't watch sports much. I'm not a spectator, I'd rather be out doing something--shopping for books, hiking, looking for interesting things to photograph. I often find something to do on superbowl Sunday that would normally be crowded, but the fans are glued to the tv. I used to downhill ski that day in Colorado--mostly empty slopes.
I played, refereed and coached rugby for 42 years but don't watch it on tv. I've checked out the clubs in Anchorage, but I enjoy my free time now that I'm not involved.
Should explain my user name here comes from a character invented by the 70s comedy group Firesign Theater.
I lived in Canada for two years--Toronto--a great city. I also lived in Belgium for seven years, mainly doing photojournalism. Lots to love about Europe. Have to go back soon.
I really don't watch TV. When most people hear that, they think I don't watch it all the time. Nope, I have one, but it's connected only to my DVD player.
Kinda amazed at the matches from the computer. Some are good, others! Convinces me there is no artificial intelligence.
"What did I want?
"I wanted the hurtling moons of Barsoom. I wanted Storisende and Poictesme, and Holmes shaking me awake to tell me, "The game's afoot!" I wanted to float down the Mississippi on a raft and elude a mob in company with the Duke of Bilgewater and the Lost Dauphin. I wanted Prester John and Excalibur held by a moon-white arm out of a silent lake. I wanted to sail with Ulysses and with Tros of Samothrace and eat the lotus in a land that seemed always afternoon.
I wanted the feeling of romance and the sense of wonder I had known as a kid. I wanted the world to be what they had promised me it was going to be -- instead of the tawdry, lousy, fouled-up mess it is."
-- Glory Road, Robert Heinlein
There! That's what I want!
I'm not interested in religion. If you think jesus is your best friend, we aren't likely to agree on much. After teaching college history for twenty years and studying it most of my life, I've concluded religion is the root of most of the evil in this world. By far. Some find this offensive. I can easily present plenty of evidence. But if this remark causes you to avoid me, that's fine, as we'll both be happier. I dislike to labor the point, but I've found that simply saying I'm not a believer doesn't prevent messages from people determined to "save" me.