Currently active hobbies and loves
||Karen & Becky
||I'm working on exercising 45 minutes to an hour, seven days a week, 365.25
days a year. To keep my interest up and avoid overuse injuries, I'm
rotating among: elliptical machine, Tae Bo, tread-mill up-hill
walking, and I hope to get back to distance hiking, racquetball and bicycling.
||Film and digital photography
Photo printing (digital via color printer)
Getting back into doing it for fun after doing-it-for-work-burnout.
|Flying and airplane building
||Building a Challenger II ultralight trainer. The Challenger II is a
two-place tandem (front/back seating) fixed-wing, aerodynamic control (like a
regular plane) ultralight. It could be eligible as an Experimental
Amateur Built airplane or glider (self-launch) and be eligible to be flown by a
pilot flying under Sport Pilot rules. For
details, see my Challenger page.
Information about Challenger II
Canadian Dealer - nice site
After 23 years, I sold my Ercoupe to a good Coupe mechanic who sold it then painted
it and put in new upholstery, new instrument panel - a pretty complete
restoration. I still manage the Internet Ercoupe forums.
Information about Ercoupes:
National/international Ercoupe forums which I manage:
||Mostly, but not all, Speculative Fiction (Sci-Fi) I prefer the
"hard" SF based on plausible-science and social ideas (though I've enjoyed a few
good fantasies, too).
|Making web pages (HTML and web page tools)
http://www.ercoupe.org (original contributor of content and layout)
Digital photography with Nikon D-200 and Nikon D-50
||Family camping in our pop-up camper
Previous hobbies with which I've
had fun over the last 50 years
taking night classes