Whilst following my profession, I found little time for reading; most of my outside working hours were spent traveling, writing reports, boozing (one has to have some relaxation from high pressure work) or reading technical articles to keep up with the state of the art, market place, and the competition. It wasn’t all work and it wasn’t all play as any successful Sales Engineer or Representative knows but the mix is great for they who can take it. I would gladly do it all again.
Anyway, my time in hospitals, rehab and immobility etc has given me the opportunity to catch up on many years neglected reading, so now I read all that I can find about the various ‘ologies and sciences, often from discarded college course books, and not forgetting HAMology!
Very often, whilst operating my HAM equipment and when propagation is poor or not much is happening, I read a book whilst listening for something of interest to catch my attention. Fortunately I do not suffer withdrawal if I do not talk on the microphone for days on end so I am quite happy to read and listen. Fiction is not of interest to me because I prefer to spend the time educating myself, rather than on raw entertainment. For amusement, I watch TV very selectively. Going out is not an option but the activities that I do have preserve me from feeling trapped at home, and they all dovetail together rather well. I ain’t got much but that which I do have I enjoy.
These are among my favourites but if you don’t watch them I will not bore you with it. If you do, then I don’t need to comment because you will know what they are all about anyway.
The ‘History’ and ‘Discovery’ TV channels were two of my favourites before they ceased to be free.