Howard Patterson is a founding member of the Flying Karamazov Brothers musical juggling comedy theatre troupe.  He's on the road about 2/3s of the time;  when home, he devotes himself to large projects like the massive backyard restructuring, and to daily practices like yoga and weightlifting, and very loud and peculiar vocal and baritone horn excercises (the sound is faint in the rest of the house, they say.)  He makes a hell of a stir fry, and is learning to cook some other things, too.  He is prone to wear a kilt on the slimmest of excuses. Not too often, though. (Check out Howard's allergy list, if you're wanting to invite him to dinner.)