I'm perennially suspicious of the herd mentality, consider the impact of what I do on others & the world around us, try to remain open-minded & give people respect & the benefit of the doubt by default. I abhor hypocrisy, obliviousness, wanton consumption & waste--if you're the type who leaves lights on, the water running, or drives when you could more easily ride your bike..ugh.
When a creative spark is lit I can get rather compulsive--e.g. I spent the first 6 months in my apartment turning it into a personal design lab, to a much greater extent than any rational renter should. I'm obsessed with modern architecture & the science & design of ultra energy-efficient passive houses, & this is the focus of my professional life.
A serious amateur bicycle racer for many years, these days I pour much of that energy & passion into more creative pursuits, but I'll always be an athlete of some sort no matter how washed up. When I'm local tennis & cycling are my defaults, & I love to explore the backcountry by mountain bike or splitboard. I'm also down for the occasional music festival, underground party, & crazy SF choose-your-own-adventure.