Paul is an avid reader and book collector. He reads everything, but he particularly enjoys literary fiction with an edge and a message about the human condition. Some of his favorite writers are Willa Cather, William Faulkner, Annie Proulx, Graham Greene, Cormac McCarthy, Alice Munro, Haruki Murakami, Edna O'Brien, Mario Vargas Llossa, and Peter Matthiessen.
Paul and Julie enjoy world travel and led a five month Global Semester for students at St. Olaf College. They also lived and traveled in New Zealand for 3 months. Global travel blog:
Paul is an enthusiastic outdoorsman and particularly enjoys skiing, hiking, camping, and fishing.