Re: What do you do for fun?
Other than spending time with my family my 3 main pursuits are "boatin" (paddlers slang for whitewater paddling in yaks, canoes or rafts), chasing smallmouth bass in streams and picking/songwriting. Close behind comes camping, hiking, bicycle riding, reading historical novels and sampling various adult beverages. So far this month I've spent 7 nights camping, 9 days boating (7 of them with a fishing rod in the yak) and spending an hour or so nearly every day strumming a flattop. The songwriting has been suffering a little this month but I think every writer has periods like that.
"If Einstein hadn't discovered the theory of relativity someone else would have because its a basic science truth. Same for Watson-Crick and DNA. But if Beethoven hadn't written "Moonlight Sonata", no one else would have. If Van Gogh hadn't painted Starry Night, no one else would have."
I don't want to play songs, I want to create songs.