History is one of my passions (especially 20th century, Russian/Soviet, military, aviation, soccer, motion picture). I’m fascinated with how and why we got to the present day and if it could have gone differently back then. I really enjoy reading books on history, visiting history museums and watching history programs on TV or online, and the hobby of scale modeling (I'm active in two local scale modeling clubs).
I am also a big-time soccer fan, and I referee youth and amateur soccer and futsal (5-a-side indoor) games. Plus, I like watching soccer games in person or on TV (Fox Soccer is a favorite TV destination).
Another passion is movies, especially classic film. Turner Classic Movies is one of my favorite TV channels to watch. Now and then, I’ll go see a currently running movie, but rarely do I go for blockbuster types. I prefer my entertainment with at least half a brain.