I'm a kind, caring individual. Sometimes, too much for my own good, but that's me. I'm an Information Technology professional – I design and create web pages and web services for clients.
I have varied interests, so I'm sure I can find much in common with many people. I hike, I have a full complement of backpacking and camping gear, but lately I focus on "extreme hiking" - I've done as much as 22 miles in one day. I used to fish with my Dad, but with his passing, it's not as much fun any more. Given the opportunity, I play sports. Until I came here, I was playing basketball once a week with a group of guys in their 20s. I enjoy volleyball and softball. A few years ago when I was in graduate school, I played soccer and you guessed it, with a group of guys in their 20s. I played goalie, their nickname for me was “The Animal” – I defended rather aggressively, and I guess I was pretty good. I love to read, though I’ve unloaded of most of my books. I prefer to use the library now. I love movies and have an extensive DVD collection. I haven’t done so lately, but I used to play bridge. I like other card games as well. I’ve canoed in the past including doing a hundred mile, ten day trip in Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. I love animals, so I visit zoos whenever I get the chance and I love natural areas, especially those places with “National Park” in the name. I’ve been to better than two dozen of the US National Parks (I should take inventory some day). My favoritest (hmm, that’s not a word, is it?) place on earth is Yellowstone National Park.