Hobbies and Interests

  • Alpine Skiing - Currently an IKON Passholder, but previously enjoyed many years with Vail's Epic Pass.
  • SCUBA Diving - PADI Advanced Open Water diver.
  • General Aviation - Previously flying the Cessna 172 Skyhawk and Diamond DA-20 single-engine airplanes, and hope to again someday.
  • Electric Vehicles - The Nissan LEAF remains the most reliable car I've ever owned.  An under-appreciated masterpiece.
  • Photography - Exclusively with iPhone 15 Pro Max these days.  Better than most DSLR.
  • RVs & Camping - Can't get enough of it.  Absolutely love RV camping! 
  • Oregon Wine Country - Because pinor noir is sublime.  Visit the Willamette Valley.
  • BBQ (Grilling) - Rain or shine, always my favorite way to dine.  Often made even better with sous vide before grilling to ensure perfect doneness every time.
  • International Travel.  Perhaps the thing I most missed during the pandemic lockdowns.
  • Next-gen nuclear energy tech as a stop-gap for accelerated decarbonization.  Fission is not wrong.  In fact, it is the only proven technology that can produce enough carbon-free energy to meet the world's needs today.  
  • SpaceX & Starlink.  Private industry doing what decades of enormous government spending could not.  
  • Entrepreneurship, especially for the next generation of ambitious tech talent.
  • web3 / cryptocurrency / blockchain / bitcoin / future tech derived from it TBD.  And no, the "metaverse" is not a part of this future.  Sorry, FB, but your time has come and gone - and the world is better off without you.
  • Generative AI.  Tried ChatGPT yet?  Turing test (very nearly) passed.  Holy cow.
  • Dogs.  I like doodles.  Don't judge.
  • Bettas.
  • VaccinationThank you to the amazing people and companies around the world who have saved millions of lives through extraordinary efforts during the early pandemic years.  I reject pseudoscience and the charlatans (RFK Jr particularly) who profiteer from this lunacy.