I like adventure - which is a good thing living in a vanilla city like Tuscaloosa/Alabama. Right now that adventure takes me traveling to Atlanta frequently to reconnect with my Uncle Thomas, Uncle Bill, and Aunt Mary. This Spring I'll be taking two weeks off to participate in a woodworking class in Berea, Kentucky (of all places). I have ambitions to travel to Central and South America and learn Spanish in the process. I've been to Mexico City recently - I was surprised at how productive those guys are - and count on going to Costa Rica during the Christmas holiday break. I'm trying to teach myself all those things everybody else knows like the details of Holocaust, who is Noam Chomsky, the rudiments of Hebrew, general European history. Even though I got a liberal arts education at Boulder Colorado, I feel a little insecure in my knowledge of the world. My time at law school has burned in me a need to be productive every minute. It's a pain to admit but I try to read, or computer-program (Access database), or refine some skill every time I have free time. As I said earlier, woodworking is a thing of interest right now and I’ll be going to Berea to learn about it; I wish I could get into other areas but the learning curve is pretty high. Berea is a town in Kentucky known for crafts, and for no good reason I'm suddenly getting interested in that sort of stuff. In keeping with adventure, I like back-packing, rock climbing, canoeing, mountain biking, all sports but especially weight lifting and racquetball. I like to read in French, science fiction, Jewish and French history, and science magazines including Scientific American, Technology Review, and PC Magazine. Growing up without much guidance, I had a funny expectation out of myself that I would be a certain way when I was an adult. While I have presented a huge variety of interest, in retrospect they are part of what I expected to do and be.