I'm also a person with far too many hobbies. My chief artistic outlet is photography, although I also used to paint. I'm a big-time movie buff, preferring classic Hollywood films, including silent films. I also enjoy foreign films. I'm an amateur radio operator (call sign n9sqe)--I collect stamps--I enjoy genealogy--I'm a classical music listener--and I'm an avid reader (I love mysteries and anything having to do with history, and also ancient Greek and Roman literature).
I'm also the daddy of my cat Technika, who is my pride and joy.
I am intellectual, conservative, and artsy
Movies: Casablanca, the Harold Lloyd comedies, Broken Blossoms, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Metropolis, the RKO Astaire-Rogers films.
Music: The Wagner operas, Prokofiev (especially the ballets), Ravel, Debussy, nineteenth-century art songs--and absolutely no rap or country and western.
Foods: I love foreign food, and in truth I will eat practically anything--which helps explain my weight problem. But please no caviar or oysters.