While I love international relations, I have several hobbies outside of my job as a Professor.
The most important is music. I play guitar, mandolin, and lap steel and perform around Vermont with my own and other groups.
I also write fiction. While it is unlikely to make the New York Times’ best-sellers’ list, I self-published a historical fiction novel set in the ancient Near East, entitled The Tablet of Destinies. You can find it at Amazon or (preferably) through local booksellers.
Finally, I am an avid tabletop and role-playing gamer. On tabletop, I am a particular fan of Arkham Horror and its many expansions. For RPGs, I run games of Dungeons and Dragons (of course), as well as the Star Wars RPG, the Firefly RPG and the Alien RPG.