A few nice German words to study.Wow, that's just after I started telling that yoke!!
litigative actions will follow
Tough to rank mine since I am genuinely curious about a lot and passionate about several things but here I go.
1) Travel and foreign cultures : I lived in Europe during my 20s and never get tired of traveling and seeing the beautiful things in this world. I am going to England for the first time next week actually! I do admit that I have mainly traveled in developed countries.
2) Foreign languages: In addition to English I am fluent in German, French, Spanish and can read stuff newspapers and literature in another half dozen languages. Next goals: learn Swahili and get my Japanese and Mandarin to the next level.
3) Classical music: Love it. Huge CD collection. Favorite composers: Brahms, Beethoven, Mahler, Bach.
4) Literature: I'm an English teacher so pretty obsessed with literature. Favorite authors are Dickens, Tolstoy, and Delillo.
5) Writing: I hope to make meaningful progress on my picaresque novel this summer. Yes, it involves tennis![/QUOTE
TennisIn no particular order...
Wow I thought you were a more stand up guy
I know you to be a huge fan of the world's largest rodent. Here's a video of Madame Vive with the family pet:
when some of those are compatible with people i like, it's even better
- travels (hence a bit of geography / history / foreign languages)
- nature, volcanoes, animals, etc.
- cycling (mountain climbs), trekking, other racquet sports, swimming
- reading, watching movies/series or documentaries, listening to music, etc. (the usual stuff !)
The irony is that you get made fun of by @r2473, and he hasn't even mentioned that in his list of interests.
I became a math geek so I could do physics. Eventually branched out into engineering and biology also. Math is powerful stuff, but without scientific applications, I would hate it.Mathgeek puts science ahead of math! Film at eleven.
My youngest two are in 11th and 12th grade now, and most of their coursework is outsourced: a mix of dual enrollment college classes and online stuff. In their younger years, their mom and I were their classroom teachers for lots of courses. It's not too hard to put together a curriculum that is worlds better than the public schools.Great list, man!
Can you tell us about homeschooling? Your own kids or a group? How do you do it?
Our family participates in several different shooting sports: F-Class, action pistol, steel challenge, etc. If I recall, I hold NRA Expert classifications in pistol, smallbore rifle, and defensive pistol. I think I hold sharpshooter classifications in F-Class and High Power sporting rifle. Still working toward Expert in those.Shooting sports!? Tell it!
I like to shoot arrows at NFL nba and mlb.
We did pay for one year of private schooling a while back. We found it to be completely unsatisfactory. The teachers were marginally better qualified than public school teachers, and academic rigor was a bit higher. But the unsatisfactory drawbacks were:Mathgeek, thanks for the thoughtful, and EXCELLENT response. You're brilliant to circumvent the public school system, while saving $20-30K per kid per year on a independent/private schooling.
Ha! A couple of factors have me considering taking up archery: 3-D shooting is popular with the guys at a church we're attending, and there is a "senior games" nearby that includes an annual archery component. As I move away from several sports due to joint issues (singles tennis, Ultimate, basketball), I am trying to find some new sports which are interesting, easy to practice locally, easy on my body, fun, and not too expensive. Having a look at archery.And the shooting...I like all of this...
... except Defensive Pistol.
You see, talk to my instruments, and I can sometimes be undiplomatically critical. It is not healthy for me if the pistol acts the victim and makes all manner of excuses.
I prefer working with "rational/humble pistol", "small-intriguing rifles", and i always look forward to spending time with "self-soothing bow and arrow".
Hehehe...you listed Sewretch as a "10".Alright, here goes.
2: Furry fandom (Wikipedia it.)
4: Anime and manga.
5: Motorsport and cars.
6: Music, especially rock/metal.
8: Drawing and sketching.
9: Writing, especially poetry.