Here you can see some of my personal interests outside of my work.

My wonderful kids (left to right): Paul, Mark, and Hannah.

Dave and Kids



Dave n Sandy in Memphis(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens; only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands

We have a great tennis community in our area and I have enjoyed spending time on the court with some great friends, including the team below which won the USTA Southern Section 8.5 Combo Doubles Championship in 2010.

USTA League Tennis Combo


I also have my stringing hobby-gone-mad, Big Time Tennis. My son Paul and I have strung over 10,000 tennis rackets since 2010, including at professional tournaments like the ATP World Tour Citi Open in Washington, DC and our home town ATP Winston-Salem Open. In 2014, I was named Tennis Industry magazine’s Stringer of the Year!

Scotch, Bourbon, Japanese, Canadian, Irish. Single malt, single barrel, small batch, cask strength, blends. Corn, barley, rye, wheat. As long as its good, its fine by me.


I enjoy eating (way too much).

Having spent over 40 years not even handling a gun, I have enjoyed taking up target shooting recently.

I am developing the academic side of this interest into a book called Gun Culture 2.0.
du shotgun