Hobbies

I enjoy various activities in my spare time. My wife and children (daughter born in 2010 and son born in 2012) are my primary focus and priority, but in the past few years I have also become something of a Vespa enthusiast. I bought my Vespa in August of 2007 and ride any and every day there isn't snow on the ground (even the Wall Street Journal took notice).

There is no better way to wake up in the morning, or let the stress of the day wash away than atop the 2 wheels of a Vespa. The occasional zip out to Coney Island for a hot dog or along the Brooklyn waterfront are great ways to put anything, and everything, into perspective. I have become one of the Organizers of the New York Scooter Club, helping to organize meet-ups, rides, and rallies for New York City area scooter riders.

I am also an avid skier, snowboarder, and golfer. Much like with the Vespa I find skiing, snowboarding, and golfing to be great ways to step back from the stress of work and life and truly relax and enjoy my surroundings. There are no problems a quiet round of golf, a sunny country Vespa ride, or a perfect day on the mountain (either sunny or full blizzard conditions) can not solve.

My wife is also and avid skier and we plan to put our children on skis the first possible allowable moment. My wife does not share my love of the Vespa so my children's first ride might be later rather than sooner.

Aside from family, Vespas, skiing and golfing, I love to keep up with technology. I spend a lot of time surfing the internet looking for new things to try with my students, new things fellow teachers might enjoy, or things with which to enjoy some mindless time. Currently, I am trying my hand at programming an iOS app (iPod/iPhone/iPad).