1) Tell us about your "other" hobbies or interests outside of genealogy and family history research, writing, speaking, etc. Be mindful of your family's privacy, though!
Although I am passionate about genealogy, I do have other interests. I'm a fine art photographer, with a website here. Here are a couple of examples of my work:
I've also been studying watercolor painting for the past few years. I love doing it, but watercolor is a devilishly difficult medium! Here are a couple of my paintings --
after a Turner painting
Beyond this, I love to travel. In the past several years, we've gone to the UK, to Italy, and to Paris.
The Eiffel Tower after the terrorist attack
Florence, from the Uffizi terrace
Beyond this, as a retired English professor, I am still interested in research and writing. Obviously, my blog presents an opportunity to write, and genealogy to research. But I'm also working on a book on German genealogy research for beginners, which I hope to have published soon.
I'll let you know as soon as it's out!
What other pastimes do you have, other than genealogy?