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Henry Mikheev
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Everybody's Hobby [BEST]

Tom Leslie is having some trouble at his newspaper job, so his wife, a stamp collector, suggests he distract himself with a former hobby of his own, photography. Tom takes his son Robert to a national park, where the boy, a short-wave radio enthusiast, enjoys his hobby, too.

Everybody's Hobby

Minor family diversion that everybody should, or probable shouldn't, have a hobby. Basically Henry O'Neill having a mid-life crisis. Starts as such a easy going film, and then concludes with a gigantic forest fire! Doesn't change that this is just a small filler release, but I guess it was alright for what it was.

Somebody who is wholly into a hobby watches the business side of things. Steam train fans are railway fans, and the industrial and consumer network is something they know an awful lot about. I chat chips; he chats coal.

We will continue to make the finest magazine for the best hobbyist computer around. The hobbyists make Raspberry Pi what it is. More than just a useful tool, but a loved computer. Long may they tinker.

Walk to Tsuyukusa and you'll find Komari outside of the tea house. She tells you that she wants to find a hobby that's a lot of fun. Her dad likes Shogi and Kasumi likes her Naginata training, so she wants something she can do every day too. Komari admits that she's never had a hobby before; she doesn't know what would fit her best. You suggest that the two of you can search for something together. Komari likes that idea, as she admits that she might not be very successful figuring it out on her own.

City dwellers may easily forget the incredible natural beauty Greater Victoria has to offer, but a short drive out of the heart of downtown will find a small therapeutic hobby farm that is working to reconnect people, animals and land.

Every guy needs a hobby. Ever since high school, my favorite way to spend my spare time and spare money was photography. I was a shy kid, so I never asked anyone I knew to pose for me. For that matter, I never took any classes either, so the opportunities to shoot people were few and far between.

yes, & answered. Peter, do you think you might be able to write this in a way that introduces the nature of the catch-all (or catch much) nature of the Hobbies workgroup? At this point it is going to include hobbyist breeder of animals, the dog fancy, cat fancy, etc, collecting of all kinds, gardening, cooking etc. Maybe there is a way to go about it that will lend itself to future subcategories of workgroups. Workgroups are, right now, our key to building communities of authors and editors in fields, and matching articles to the editors who will be able to approve them. also, see you around on tetanus. :-)Nancy Sculerati 16:11, 3 April 2007 (CDT)

We might want to consider that the things we'd say about the topic "hobby" are similar to things we might want to say about "recreation," "leisure," and "avocation." And perhaps we should (1) decide what we have to say about such things, and then (2) pick the title of the topic accordingly, and finally (3) if necessary, rename the "Hobbies Workgroup" (as Nancy wants to do). --Larry Sanger 16:15, 3 April 2007 (CDT)

I tried both, and I can report that taking on a previously male career beats financial hell out of intellectual and artistic pursuits. I can't claim to be totally surprised by this, though when I first left law and turned to writing, I did think that brilliance would translate into money. One problem could be the subjective nature of brilliance; I'm not sure even my mother thinks I'm God's gift to literature, and by now I have pretty solid proof that no one else does either. But most art doesn't make money. It costs money. And art that costs money instead of making it is what the IRS calls a hobby.

Americans don't have much respect for hobbies. Art as a hobby puts us in mind of really bad seascapes. Worse, we treat all unpaid artistic endeavors as really bad seascapes, because we assume that someone would be paying for them if they were good. Even those of us in the arts think this way, though we tell each other we don't.

But at least hobby-art gives me something to put on my résumé to prove that I haven't just taken time off these past ten years. "Time off," of course, is the workplace term for "staying home with children." It carries charming connotations of long vacations and sunny afternoons dozing in a hammock, not dirty diapers, lost sleep, and carpools. But when a professional speaks of "time off," she is referring not to idle days but to anything that fails to advance her career. Staying home with kids usually shows up as lost time on a résumé and can be confused with years in drug treatment or the penitentiary if not adequately explained.

Yes, a mom with a hobby gets dissed not only by successful artists, but also by other moms (who figure she's neglecting her kids), and by fellow hobbyists (who figure she's neglecting her hobby). But a little success would set all to rights. Meanwhile I've learned to value things I didn't understand in college. Like my children--who have turned out, to my surprise, not to be political or social statements but people similar to the rest of us, only with better hugs.

Goodkin, 65, is a computer project manager who lives in Calabasas and has been a ham radio hobbyist for 52 years. His wife, Naomi, jokes that she had to become a licensed amateur operator before Goodkin would marry her. 041b061a72


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