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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Retired teacher
Location Bluff Country , Minnesota , United States
Introduction I am a not so recently retired social studies teacher and basketball coach. Still hunting birds though now with a camera instead of a gun. Nature devotee, dog lover, birder, gardener and still all around outdoor adventure seeker. Troutbirder II is my alter ego. He loves books and history and an opponent of unnecessary, unplanned and unending "preemptive wars", he spent the Bush II years gradually converting to "yellow dog" Democrat.
Interests reading, History, flower gardening, birding, German Shepherds, dogs, wilderness, biography, book reviews, nature photography, historical fiction, Minnesota Twins, St. Paul, Nature, Fishing, Hiking, Coaching, Travel, Minnesota, Alzheimer's, Big Ten, Basketball.
Favorite Movies Marley, Sparticus, Lawrence of Arabia, Bridge on the River Kwai, Dr Zhivago, Planet of the Apes, Band of Brothers
Favorite Music Country, Classical, Don McLean, John Denver
Favorite Books The Count of Monte Cristo, Killer Angels, Shogun, Pillars of the Earth, Marley, David McCullough, Shelby Foote, William Manchester, Steven Ambrose, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Steven Pressfield, Rick Atkinson, Sharon Kay Penman, Last Child In The Woods, Coleen McCullough, Mark Twain, Hillary Mantel & to many other to enumerate.:)

Your pajamas have duckies on them. Why did you switch from choo-choos?

I am a birder... what else?