A word about me, eh? Well, I'm generally kinda reserved and shy, though I will, fairly frequently, be spontaneous and silly. I enjoy outdoors activities, most often in the form of doing environmental volunteer work, but sometimes as part of doing historical re-creation stuff (as demonstrated by the fancy clothes in one of my pictures), and sometimes just tromping about. This is, of course, not to say that there’s anything wrong with kicking back and listening to music or reading a book or having a leisurely cup of coffee. As is probably evident, I've got a somewhat off-kilter sense of humor, and this translates to some extent to my view of the world. In the end, what I aspire to be is a gentleman in the classical sense: courteous, honest, brave, honorable, and generous.As far as where my passions lie, right now, I'd say they're firmly in the field of environmental work. It's fun working out in the field and getting dirty and exhausted, but more than that, it never ceases to amaze me just how much work a small group of volunteers can do. Also, it's particularly nice when there's children and teens out at an event, because they're always having fun and really getting into the work, and you can tell that it's really connecting on an important level. I guess one of the big reasons that I do this is that it's nice to think that some of the things I do will outlive me; I like to tell kids at plantings that they'll be able to bring their kids and their grandkids to the planting site and tell them, "I planted this tree!" I like to think that, a hundred years from now when I'm dust (or maybe mud), there'll be people playing under some of the trees I've planted.