My life can most accurately be characterized by the fearless, reckless pursuit of knowledge. I've long been an avid reader and embrace virtually all opportunities to learn something new.
Since completing my Master's, I've delved further into my bookish ways - in 2011, I read 55 books (from a goal of 52) and 43 in 2012 (from a goal of 26). If you're interested in what I read - there's a section below for that.
Additionally, I enjoy going to talks, lectures, symposiums and the like. Things like Science Pub, Universitas, Pecha Kucha and random discussions at THE Ohio State University all help me to pass the time and grow my base of understanding.
I can be hard to put a label on. I knit. While at University, I was on the Cycling and Triathlon teams (Club teams - THE osu doesn't have Varsity for either sport) - and I try to maintain a presence on my bike. I work on seasonal fitness challenges with a small group of friends. I cook at least once a week for my housemates. I trap shoot and have participated in scored Olympic-style riflery competitions. The MetroParks, trails and State / National parks & forests all hold a special place in my life.