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Personal Interests

Animals particular, dogs and horses.
Featured here, you can see my regal rescue dog, Stanley Smithwick, along with Abraham, a beautiful Thoroughbred bay lent to me during a visit to Middleburg, VA.


Furniture making is a hobby of mine.  I'm particularly drawn to Shaker style.  Here I am midway through a bedside table project.  
I also enjoy installing interior trim.  This photo shows a set of window trim I pre-assembled before installation.


I love history.  I especially enjoy listening to history books on Audible.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History, by Robert D. Kaplan.

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland, by Patrick Radden Keefe.

The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, by William Manchester.

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914, by Christopher Clark


The Civil War: A Narrative, by Shelby Foote.

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