Baseball: If baseball fandom could be scored on a scale from 0 to 10 with 10 being highest, most people would put me at a 12. That being said, I’m more a fan of the game than I am of any single team or player.
Scouting: I’ve been a Cub Scout leader since 2005 and an assistant Boy Scout leader since 2009.
Genealogy: I currently have over 2300 names in my genealogical database. To see a list of the last names of interest to me, view my surnames page. Of particular interest is pianist Erwin Nyiregyhazi, first cousin of my father-in-law and for whom I’ve created a website, nyiregyhazi.org. Of course, I’ve also created the website for my father concerning his professional interests in graph theory and his textbooks, graphtheory.com.
Please also enjoy images from my late brother-in-law’s hat collection of military hats and non-military hats. He once intended to create a National Hat Museum but passed away before his dream came to fruition. In September 1998, an article “A Man of Many Hats“ appeared in the Duke Chronicle. There was a June 2004 Los Angeles Times article “3,000 Hats Off to Collector“, another article that month in the Washington Times, “Friend Looks for Buyer Mad About Cherished Hats” and one in Digitriad entitled “Best Friend Seeks Home for Durham Man’s Hat Collection“.
If you wish to contact me regarding genealogy, baseball, scouting or other personal matters: