Hobbies and Activities
I am involved in church, and I am a Christian. My hobbies (not including research and "deaning") are varied. I love athletics of all types and enjoy watching college football (in person at Ole Miss, and on television I watch Tennessee, and Texas Tech). I helped coach my son's football team when he was in high-school and I enjoy providing commentary and advice to coaches on television (pun intended). I also like the Atlanta Braves and have been a fan for over 30 years, but I am too busy to watch now and lost interest after they traded away most of my favorite players. I like to play golf, spend time outdoors, and run. I spend most of my spare time playing golf and I run at an exceptionally slow pace these days when I am able. My wife enjoys church activities, gardening, and reading, she was formerly a Kindergarten teacher at the Montessori School in Oxford and now tutors children in reading and writing.
I love to read and spend most of my time reading non-fiction when I get the chance, which is rare these days unless I am on a plane. I like history, biographies, anything related to economics or finance, and any other topic where I can learn something useful. I enjoy research and discovering new things that others have not. I also spend a lot of time on the computer, mostly working, but also doing both academic and other research, as well as watching financial markets, weather, sports, and news.