I'm a little rough around the edges. I love interesting conversation and I read constantly, but I'm just as happy working or spending time outdoors in silence. I react to disagreeable people more with curiosity rather than than anger.
Plants are my life. I study them, grow them and sell them. One of my most important goals is to research and develop better ways to cultivate our most important crops. I am very committed to sustainable agriculture and providing people with safe produce, as well as educating people on how to grow it themselves.
When I am not working, I still love to be outdoors. I go camping when I can, and I'm fortunate to live in an area where there are lots of hiking trails and places to fish or go swimming. Of course, I still enjoy a night out at a nice restaurant now and then.
Some random facts about me:
-I started wearing flannel shirts when they were fashionable in the '90s and never stopped.
-I collect National Geographic Magazine. I have all of them back to the 70's, and I've read most of them cover to cover.
-I don't read much fiction, but I love to read.
-I work with plants, but I also love insects. No, I don't keep them as pets.
-I dread hot weather. If it's hot enough to melt chocolate, it's too hot for me.
-In the summer, sometimes I shave my head. In the winter, I'm still bald.
-I grow vegetables, eat vegetables, and I have respect for vegetarians. However I am not, nor will I ever be, a vegetarian.
I'm really good in seeing potential. I can take what I know and expand it in a relevant way to find what fits if only the correct circumstance were applied. I find this helpful in dealing with people, business, and plants. Potential is often ignored and always underrated. Everyone and everything has the ability to be something more, if only..... : If you know what comes next, you're the one with potential.