Since I was a little kid, I have always wanted to do everything. No stops or thinking that something is not in my abilities to do—music, sports, hunting, fishing, and so on. My dad gave me a lot of opportunities to practice hobbies that most kids would not be able to do, like fishing, hunting, and so on.
I chose a few hobbies that served me well physically, mentally, and spiritually.
I have been playing tennis for over 20 years. I love tennis. I follow my favorite players, get advice on equipment and buy excellent apparel. What I love about it is to be confronted with myself (because I cannot blame mistakes on a partner) with my foul shots as well as my good shots. You need to dig deep when you don’t play well to find solutions. With time and experience, I learned to stay in the present time and observe my opponent and find a way to be better. If I lose, I better change the way I play.
My website has a whole music section covering something essential in my life for the last 50 years. My dad introduced me to music, and it was always part of me since. I started playing saxophone I was nine until 15 years old. At 15, I began to play drums because I thought it was cooler than playing sax. I was right! Since my 20’s, I have played guitar and never looked back. A few years ago, I started writing songs with a good friend Guy Tourville. I have played in big bands, which I loved doing. New Orleans jams are probably the music I loved the most, with some perfect rock from the 70s and 80s, which I think was the best period for rock.
I started photography a few years ago. I consider myself a beginner, but it is a passion whenever I have time to practice. I had some excellent advice from a good friend and watched many videos. I love taking pictures of landscapes, sunsets, and food. I find it one of the most relaxing hobbies I can practice. I have no pressure to perform. I am just there and try to make the best picture possible. The photo on the left was one of my first pictures using a zoom lens. It was utterly the best beginner’s luck I could have experienced. I was so excited and nervous at the same time.