My favorite things? All kinds of walking, from easy to challenging. Cycling. Kayaking and cross country skiing when occasions arise: good snow or kayaks on the right kind of water. Spanish history, especially medieval and the Spanish Civil War. Exploring, learning and sharing my discoveries. Reading, everything from light fiction to fairly deep non-fiction (especially history and social sciences). Writing. Photography (amateurish). Sewing and knitting, though don’t have much time for either. Most animals, especially cats and dogs.