Family: My wife Long is doing a
postdoc at the National Institute of
Health. Most of both of our relatives are on the West Coast, including our
new niece Elissa. My brother Aeron is the only relative with a Web presence;
he just joined the faculty at The College
of the Redwoods. He'll be getting married this year.
Christianity and the Bible: I strongly believe
that science explains some of the mechanisms and rules of the universe, but
not the reasons for its existence. Random chance seems insufficient to
produce such an ordered universe -- I cannot believe there was no Creator.
Classical music: We occasionally
visit the Philadelphia Orchestra
Casual hiking: Seattle was fantastic
for hiking. I'm still looking for a good place to hike
here on the East Coast.
History has become a recent interest...
Particularly early American history, ancient history, and 14th-16th Century
history (when both the Europeans and Chinese were exploring the world).
Learning Mandarin, or at least trying to!
Basketball: I am happy to play against students
Photography and Videography, mostly
digital (though I am definitely an amateur hobbyist and not a skilled