personal  
I have many passions outside the academic  
realm, the most important being my wife and  
kids. I spend as much time with them as I can.  
The boys like walks in the park, the girl likes  
snuggling dad, and my wife likes to spend a  
simple night at home with just the two of us  
and a cup of hot cocoa. I also play the guitar  
I have been playing for about fifteen years--I  
pursue a playing style similar to Andy McKee  
and Antoine Dufour