While I love movies, I fortunately have other interests in my life:
–I am a home brewer and if you know me, you know I probably offered you some free beer! I have been brewing since August, 2011. Currently, I am the vice president of HAMS (Homebrewers of Manatee Sarasota)–mostly because no one else wanted the job. I have just recently entered a few beer competitions and if I do well, I’ll post it to my Facebook.
–I love to fish–mostly inshore saltwater fishing. I used to write a regular column on this but in recent years I just fish–using my Hobie pedal kayak (woot).
–I adore my family but because my daughters are shy, they get embarrassed if I talk too much about them. So, aside from a few pictures on Facebook, I keep them out of my internet doings. They appreciate this!
–Although I don’t go often enough, I really love scuba diving. The way I see it is that if this old guy can do it, you can too. Some of my underwater pictures are on Facebook.
–I love weird and unusual food. I will taste just about anything and wish Andrew Zimern would friend me! I have eaten a lot of strange things including: kangaroo, gnu, impala, eland, springbok, ostrich, bird’s nest soup, snails, octopus, sea urchin, brains, haggis, chitlins, head cheese, thymus glands, stomach and my mother’s cooking.
–I adore traveling and hope to do much more. I have been to South Africa, the UK, Germany, Paris, Guatemala, Mexico, Belize, most of the Caribbean and a few other places abroad. I have been most excited recently by my travels to the US–and loved seeing California, New Mexico and many other states. I really think traveling if important for everyone to do as much as possible.
–Despite being a very pudgy guy, I do exercise a lot–averaging about 10 hours a week for the last three years. I am pudgy but my doctor says I am a HEALTHY pudgy guy! I like to power walk WHILE I WATCH MY MOVIES!! Seriously. Several thousand films I have reviewed were watched from a treadmill.
–I adore history and was a middle and high school history teacher. I also taught psychology, government and economics. In grad school, I taught young counselors how to do psychotherapy.