In my free time, I enjoy getting my hands dirty at Ethiopian restaurants or (in summertime) on the Massachusetts clam flats.
I also have a preternatural talent for remembering birthdays and making up silly science songs and bar trivia team names off the top of my head.
When I'm feeling happy, I'll whip up some scallops in butter and white wine, put on some motown, and dance in my socks.
If I need some light comforts, I'll eat a bunch of goat cheese while watching an episode of Brooklyn Nine Nine.
If I'm ever a little lost, or lost for words, I turn to David Whyte's poetry, Erich Fromm's essays, or the webcomic "Subnormality." Or maybe I'll just watch a Miyazaki movie.