I enjoy reading history, both fiction and nonfiction books, especially military history. I enjoy natural history and being outdoors hiking, canoeing, or just sitting...with a pipe.
Musically, I enjoy classical, big band, celtic, and rock. Kinda all over the place. There is nothing more relaxing than listening to music...with a pipe.
There is only one decent dog breed to own, a St. Bernard, everything else pales in comparison. "Boomer" is my fith companion and he's never complained about "room note".
Here is a picture of Boomer in action mode...he is moving so fast he's just a blur.
Besides collecting Danish pipes, I am a firearms collector. I collect military rifles and pistols from 1890-1960. I shoot some highpower competitions and enjoy recreational shooting, some blackpower and some Ar-15 ,but I'm not a hunter.
Here are a few rifle/pistol pictures I had handy...
This is a Swedish Model 94/14...I hope I look this good when I'm 100 years old.
This is a 1943 Finnish Civil Guard M-39.
This is a 1945 Winchester M1 Garand, a 25th wedding anniversary gift from my wife.
This is a West German Walther P-1, dated 1959...my birth year.
This is a 1939 Mauser P 08 with its matching numbered holster.
This is a 1978 Colt Government Model 1911.
I hope you enjoy the pictures.
"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards." - Claire Wolfe