Hobbies

Languages

“Linguaphile” is what you might call me 🙂  I love speaking and learning as many languages as possible. Not only human languages, but programming languages as well!

Literature

Reading is one of my passions, with interests ranging from medieval to modern, ancient classics, high fantasy, sci-fi, historical fiction, poetry.

Ben's bookshelf: read

The Complete Harry Potter Collection Box Set
Kalevala: The Epic Poem of Finland Complete
Eldest
A Storm of Swords
Inheritance
The Metamorphoses
The Lord of the Rings
A Game of Thrones
Anathem
The History of the English Church and People
At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of Terror
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone


Ben's favorite books »

Music

I have been fascinated with music for most of my life. Find out what I like and what I’m listening to now:

Music map from Rate Your Music. Link to my profile

I have also been teaching myself to play guitar since 2014.

Movies/Films

Received a list of Sight and Sound‘s “Top 10 Greatest Films of All Time.” Discovered FilmStruck. Movies will never be the same for me…

Proud charter subscriber of The Criterion Channel rolling out April 2019!

Collage of movies I've seen. Link to movies/films page

Photography

I enjoy visiting beautiful locations and capturing some part of their beauty with my camera.

Photo from St. Augustine, FL. Link to photography page
Intercoastal Waterway – St. Augustine, FL

Food

Explore some of my culinary creations.

Spinach, Pepper & Mushroom Omelette
Spinach, Pepper & Mushroom Omelette

Tea

A recent interest, inspired by a British friend of mine. Some people enjoy tasting and comparing wines, whiskies, and other drinks, but I find tea just as in-depth and rewarding of an experience.

Cinnamon orange spice tea
Cinnamon orange spice tea