My hobbies include playing the violin (with headphones) . I also enjoy going to /participating in art exhibits. I am very happy in academia and teach a great group of students at UWP. I use Plattevillle as a launch pad to places like Dubuque, Madison and Galena. Each town/city has something unique to offer. I also bike the county roads. I am not super serious about this, 30 miles is pretty average. This reminds me that I need to buy winter tires in the next few weeks.
I have learned that my personal outlook on life affects what happens to me. I have been able to navigate some fairly extreme experiences by respecting others that have counter viewpoints to my own. This includes eating some great meals in Thailand and walking the streets of Bangladesh.