I'm quite a social person, who likes to talk, play sports (at a poor to middling level), hike and swim. But, I need my quiet time, reading, cooking, listening to on point and science friday.
I specialize in little adventures, with the emphasis on little. Small outings here and there to hike and explore. In the past, I lived in a number of European and American cities, but lately I've been enjoying my rural adventures much more than the urban ones. I'd like to see more of the countryside abroad.
Books: Some old time favorites: Heinlein, esp. Time for the Stars and Time enough for love; Kipling’s Kim; Thackeray’s The Newcomes; Graham Swift, Waterland; Waugh; Wodehouse (of course); Philip Roth.
More recently: Justin Cronin, The Passage; Peter Watts’ Blindsight; Jon Sayles’ Moment in the Sun.
2. NPR app
3. solitude or near solitude in the outdoors
5. foreign languages