I am a loving father with two wonderful children (2-year-old som & 9-month-old daughter as of Feb. '09) . I have many hobbies and interests including shooting sports (especially Cowboy Action Shooting) , amateur radio, handicrafts (epecially metalworking/machining, leather crafts, sewing, and woodworking) , visiting historical places and museums, reading, history (especially early American and Biblical) , and camping. I am politically, religiously, and socially conservative. I'm not a "dog person" - I MUCH prefer cats. I like just about any kind of cuisine, but seafood (especially shellfish) , Chinese/Asian and Hispanic are my top choices.