Hobbies

Baseball

I’m a fan of major league baseball — not from any talent I have (I’m terrible at the game) but I really enjoy watching the game.  Like a lot of fans, I’d like to eventually visit every ballpark, although my travel budget is sort of limited these days so I haven’t made it to very many.  Still, it’s fun to keep track of. I have more pictures and dates of visits on my baseball page.

Baseball Stadiums I've visited
Baseball Stadiums I’ve visited

The Great Outdoors

Geocaching

After getting lost in the woods while on a hike, I got a GPS unit and decided to try out geocaching — which is basically an ongoing treasure hunt where the “treasure” is typically just a container with a logbook in it. It’s mostly an excuse to get out and explore a bunch of places I’d never see otherwise, and appreciate some scenic views.

A classic Kansas geocaching scene

Hiking and Camping

I also enjoy hiking quite a bit, and when I get a chance, going camping. Despite being a Boy Scout in my youth, I’ve definitely fallen out of the habit and have only recently started to dust off my old stuff again.

My tent at sunset
My tent overlooking the northern end of Tuttle Creek Lake at sunset

Reading

I read quite a bit, both for work and for fun.  I don’t track the work reading (it’d be pretty boring) but I had a buddy who recommended using goodreads to track the for-fun books, and they provide the data for these nifty widgets.

Books I’m Currently Reading

My Own Words by Ruth Bader GinsburgA Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin

Books I’ve Recently Finished

A Little Life by Hanya YanagiharaThe Feminist Utopia Project: Fifty-Seven Visions of a Wildly Better Future by Alexandra BrodskyWhat We Lose by Zinzi ClemmonsThe Hate U Give by Angie ThomasThe Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot DíazMarch: Book Three (March, #3) by John             LewisMarch (Book One) by John             LewisThe Door by Magda SzabóMarch: Book Two (March, #2) by John             LewisFences (The Century Cycle #6) by August WilsonOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken KeseyUniversal Harvester by John DarnielleTender Is the Night by F. Scott FitzgeraldA Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway