I'm a man of many, many interests. I keep up with Science in the news, and collect various artifacts, both old and new; ranging from Native American pottery, arrowheads, and miscellaneous tools to South American pan-flutes, gems and minerals. I build model airplanes that have historical importance then make dioramas to show them off. I love photography, chemistry, biology, physics, microbiology, and keep enough materials around to demonstrate to the Grandkids what happens when a Hydrogen-filled balloon meets a flame. Fireworks used to be a favorite until the supply houses were forced to stop selling mortar tubes and snap-together plastic shells. Treasure-hunting is by far my favorite passtime. Metal detecting has helped my find enough rare coins and artifacts to pay for it, twice over. I even find meteorites! They hold a Special place in my heart!