I was asked by a reader of my poems and books what is it that I do when not writing. I am fat, so I eat. I am out of shape, so I sleep. I also clean the house and do the cat sand, I wash dishes, and do the trash. But, other than take care of the home, eat, sleep, shit, repeat, I write. I write every day more than 12 hours a day. I was asked if that isn't anti-productive, because being fresh of mind is best when writing. I say no. Write as much as your imagination or mind can write. The more you write the better you become as a writer.
But outside of my chosen labor, and household chores, I do a couple things. I collect books, and love books immensely. I hate the thought of ebooks, the idea that books can be replaced by files on discs or something. So I try to collect the books that I love. I buy books for other people too, because most who I do this for wouldn't think to do it themselves. I sent over 500 books to servicemen and women in the Persian Gulf from 2003 to 2006. It was a lot of money to do so, but the response that returned was more than thanks, it was love.
And, I collected and would still collect if I had money, RPG Gaming magazines from the UK. Why there? It isn't due to rampant Anglophilism. I do love the UK, but I am not so attached that everything they put out is better than in the US. I love Canada and Japan too, I don't collect their RPG magazines. (Don't even know if they exist.) But the UK RPG magazines are literate, thoughtful, and really different in flavor than their US counterparts. I would read them as a doorway to a different place, even when the magazines covered games I never played, or had even heard of. It was just interesting.
I collected comics too, but those will wait for now. I am basking in the glow of memories of great reading.