Things I Don't Do For A Living


As with most people, the majority of my free time is spent relaxing doing things with my family.  Our daughter and her husband live in the Twin Cities and our son and his wife live in Clearwater Florida, near our second home.  We consider ourselves fortunate that both of our children live so near us.


When I’m not practicing law or just hanging around with my family, there’s a good chance you will find me doing something related to golf, whether it’s playing golf, practicing playing golf, watching others play golf, or reading about golf. Nonetheless, I would describe my game as being somewhere between “give it up hacker” and ok. Fortunately, the best thing about golf is that golfers remember only their good shots; that’s what keeps bringing us back to the course for more punishment.


We bought a house in Florida a few years ago, and we spend time there to get warm for a few weeks each Winter.  Our son and his wife made us grandparents for the first time a few weeks ago, and I expect we will spend a bit more time there this Winter.  Our daughter in Minnesota tells us we can expect to  become grandparents again in a few months.  When it rains it pours.


I also have a wood shop at our Minnesota home and I specialize at making sawdust.  The item that was the original project that generated the saw dust may or may not be worth keeping, but the quality of the saw dust is very reliable.


Aside from reading non-fiction, watching sports, and messing around on computers, my other main pass time is playing drums, which I have done since high school.  Most drummers who have been playing for 50 years are better than me...but I guess its not a competition.


As you can see, the specialization of my law practice does not translate to my personal life.  At home, I am definitely a Jack of all trades and master of none.

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