I love the outdoors, hunting and fishing, cutting slabs from stones and making cabochons, gaming and helping people. I am very happily married to a wonderful woman who, for some unknown reason, puts up with most of my hi-jinks. We have two daughters, a dog, Chubby which is my avatar, and Boo, our black and white Main Coon cat, all of which are quite spoiled thank you very much! I am thinking of taking up the violin soon, but who knows, may never happen. There are always new things to learn in this big wide world.