I love being outside. I've seen most of the country in the last few months and I'm pretty impressed with the Hudson Valley. I grew up south of here, but I must have forgotten how pretty it is. I like hiking, kayaking, fishing sometimes (I don't like torturing fish, but I love sitting next to the water for a few hours) and motorcycling as far as I can.
Politics are pretty important to me. Its not "I can't have a conversation with people who don't agree with me" important, but I think it says a lot about how people think about the world. I was a history major in college and I can't stand watching hate and bigotry I thought we had figured out a hundred years ago pop back up in some new weird way. I guess I just think people should be nice to each other, even if that means having to think about someone else first to do it.