After Work

In 2020 and 2021, the global pandemic moved most of my life inside of my house. On the bright side, thanks to the coronavirus, the hermetic aspects of an academic career — or, you know, “not getting out much” — don't seem quite as unusual. In current conditions the only thing I do that passes for a hobby is making use of my rowing machine.

Other than that, I have few current pursuits, but many things I have done before and would enjoy an excuse to do again if I had the time: brew beer, go fishing, experiment with embedded devices using Arduino and Raspberry Pi.

That's the current state of things. In the past, I have been affiliated with rugby union clubs in my hometown of Santa Rosa, Calif., and in Yonkers, N.Y.; a kung fu club in Manhattan, N.Y.; and the New York chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, where I was a board member and officer.