I am a lifelong learner, eager to understand how things work. Lately, I’ve been availing myself of the abundant free online education offerings. I have: done splash-and-goes (seaplane “land“ings) down Lakes Sammamish, Union and Washington; made shrimp gyoza and the wrappers from scratch; photographed extreme close-ups of kitchen pantry items (like: peanuts, pinto beans, coffee grounds) using a rented macro lens; wrote a five-day weather forecast model; fixed leaky plumbing; knitted a scarf; replaced a clutch in my car; and bicycled across the state (multiple times). Since 2008, I’ve been mixing this with geocaching, often while biking. Now I’m into amateur radio.