Mark Twain, Victor Hugo, and Dale Carnegie are my three favorite authors and they have helped me to understand the world as I know see it. Whenever I have an opportunity to read, I usually am doing just that. To see a list of the books that I have read since 1995, please click here. Elmer Gantry is the book that I am currently perusing.
Portugal, Brazil, Switzerland, and Chile are all countries that I have visited. After I graduate and earn more money, I plan on spending even more money on travel. There is nothing better than the opportunity to travel and see how others live and think. Domestic travel is equally as enjoyable, I have visited Washington DC, Boston, San Jose, Las Vegas, Miami, Denver, and Atlanta.
Portuguese and Spanish are my best foreign idioms, while I am learning Italian slowly and I have plans of learning German. Learning a new language usually makes a person think differently and I believe strongly that thinking outside the box is always a good thing.
This is an area where my duel majors make sense, because with computer programming and the Monte Carlos theorem, complex Schrödinger can be approximated to a very close approximation. Dr. Koza, a professor at Stanford has been researching the applications of Genetic Programming and I am a disciple of his teachings.
Basketball has been one of the most rewarding activities in which I have ever participated. Whether it is playing in recreation leagues, church ball or pick up games in the hper or field house, it is always fun. I have had the privilege of being teammates with Tony Brown, Kevin Rice and many other great basketball players!
Ever since I have won my first Clydesdale championship (the division for people over 200 pounds) in the Holladay Lions Race in 1999, I have been addicted to running. In the summer time, I try to run three miles per day. Although I have only run in the Holladay Lions race three times, I have won the Clydesdale championship twice
Even though no one would ever guess from looking at my physique, I do enjoy lifting weights principally due to the fact that it is easy to measure the goals I set. I believe in the Greek motto "Mens Sana in Corpore Sano" this is one of the reasons that I dedicate some time to physical fitness on a regular basis.