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.