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Retirement is fun !

These are our hobbies, Mike's have a nerdly spin. "Your such a nerd" as Renee says so lovingly. 

Renee enjoys all sorts of fabric artistry ..... 




Birding has become one of our favorite ways to enjoy the outdoors. Here are some favorite photos, and a


Life List in photos

Albatross to Flycatcher

Godwit to Lorikeet

Macaw to Swan

Tanager to Woodpecker

Plus a collection of mammals and reptiles.

Bird Migrations


Always an exercise nut, rowing in Austin is Mike's favorite

It started as a history for travel  project and has become a nerdly history of everything. It is mostly based on selections from Wikipedia. 



We really enjoyed "Finding your roots" on NPR and bought each other DNA tests for Christmas, with no idea of what it would lead too !  Having solved the great Gray mystery, I started helping people asking for help in solving their puzzles.  The DNA helix has actually  been imaged.......

Gray Mystery 

Vickers Mystery 


When Covid started, I quickly became frustrated with all the expert opinions and no data. "Impattern on Covid" started as a FB blog and morphed into a full scale project. 

Still in touch with the world that ran Mike's professional life

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