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What do I do when Iím not working on novels, games, stories and screenplays? Now you can find out! (OohhÖ feel the excitement.)
This is my number one passion. I love to golf. Those who are golf nuts will totally understand, those who arenítÖ well, I canít really explain it. Itís an addiction that you really have to experience.
I play about 50 rounds a year Ė Iíd play more but work and
winter get in the way. Iím a high single digit handicapper. My best round was
a one over par 73 at the Raven Crest golf course here in
I shoot a mean game of 8-ball. Well, maybe not mean. But
surly. I used to play on a regular team in the Wal-Mac
leagues here in
My billiard team is the original source of the name for a popular character
in the Knights of the
Nothing proclaims my sci-fi/fantasy
geekness more than my addiction to Magic. If
thereís an official DCI tournament in the
If you donít know what Magic is, then the best way I can explain it is a mix of Dungeons and Dragons, poker and baseball card collecting. Check out the official website if you want to know more.†
Iím a huge sports fan - the ESPN website is my default start-up page for both work and home. My favorite team is the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA: Iíve been a fan ever since the days of The Admiral, and I love watching Duncan, Parker, Ginobli and the rest of the team. (Incidentally, I share a birthday with Manu Ginobli.)
Iím also a diehard NFL fan, and I jumped on the Chargers
band wagon a few years ago when they drafted Drew Brees.
(Although I was never a fan of Drew BledsoeÖ weird, huh?)† Even though Brees
has gone to
I also enjoy watching golf Ė no surprise there. I marvel at the greatness of Tiger Woods and I enjoy watching him win majors as he marches his way towards Nicklausís record. But Iím always cheering for my fellow Canadians on Tour, especially Mike Weir and Stephen Ames, so itís nice to see them doing well over the past few seasons.
I used to be a fan of the NHL, but I grew up watching the Edmonton Oilers of the 1980ís, with Gretzky, Messier and the rest so I think I was spoiled. The game has changed, and even with the recent upswing in scoring I still donít enjoy hockey like I used to.