A child of the 60's, John, in addition to his work in libraries, has several diversity interests. This include vocal music, fiber arts (primarily weaving and spinning), collecting Native American textiles and jewelry, reading, writing, and research. He has been a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism for almost 40 years, where he has received the highest award for service, as well as awards for various arts. He is currently writing two articles, working on two research agendas, and writing his second book. In his spare time, he sleeps.