I love traveling, especially to post-communist societies. Siberia, the Central Asian Republics and Mongollia are the top of my bucket list right now.
My favorite artistic movements and genres are: Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts,, Slavic folk art and handcrafts, Central Asian textiles and tiles, the Peredvizhniki, Socialist Realism and poster art, and contemporary photography. Check out r/ArtefactPorn on Reddit. It's my jam.
I enjoy the outdoors, especially rambling in the Rockies with my pooch, Josephine.