I have a wide range of avocations. I am interested in SETI, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence; I am sure there are others out there, just waiting to hear from them. Along with this interest is a matching interest in radio astronomy and visual astronomy. To those ends, I have constructed a 16' steerable parabolic dish system and have several telescopes. We have observed 6 solar eclipses and plan to do more.

I also maintain a machine shop for astronomy and gunsmithing, and shoot in bullseye pistol, schuetzen, and high power rifle competition (but do not hunt, as we can afford to buy meat.)

The shop has a lathe, a vertical mill, a shaper, a surface grinder, and other wood and metal working tools.