I have interests in cooking, gardening, wine tasting, and sewing, among other things, but am not an expert at any one thing. My garden grows as I have time to put into it and I learn by doing most of the time. My display name is in honor of my father Shorty as he was called by his family even though he grew to 6 feet tall. He's my role model in life as he dedicated his life to his family up to the day he passed away. Love ya Dad!