History - I love learning, reading, researching world history, especially ancient history and archeology.
Reading - I have a passion for reading and I do it as often as possible. Half the time I am found reading
novels, the other half are non-fiction research books.
Designing - I find myself designing all the time. Designs range from my most recent furniture project to
artwork to home improvement.
Teaching - Whether I am teaching my children or church classes or my neighbor in woodworking, I enjoy
sharing knowledge and watching others become build their skill levels in numerous areas.
Listening - I believe it is very important to be able to listen. So much can be learned just by listening to those
around you. Listening shows you are willing to learn from others and that you have patience to let
another share their ideas. I continually learn from everyone around me, including adults and children
alike, just by listening
Camping - Since I was very young, camping and the outdoors have been a part of my life. Growing up in
Wyoming, I camped very often with family and scouts thru all types of weather. Countless experiences
were gained while camping.
Learning - I love to learn. Most of the books I buy are for learning more than entertainment. I have listened to
over 40 college courses on disc covering a wide range of subjects from history to economics to
business to genetics. There is so much out there to learn, just not enough time.
Building - At any given time, I have two or three projects I am working on. In the past I have built over 10
finish pieces of furniture. Currently, I have been remodeling our bathroom and tileing our kitchen. I am
about to start another piece of furniture this fall. Building is a great skill to have and has brought me
much satisfaction and enjoyment.