Cerebral Diversions is the complete connection for all hobbyists, at all levels, to collect, learn and share their interests and skills

Cerebral Diversions is a one of a kind website about hobbies. But it goes further than just transcribing information from another website and posting it. You can tell that each of the hobby articles is told from the person that was involved with what happened. You are really getting first hand information. You are also getting edited and fact checked articles. It is a real magazine, like Time or Popular Science. A professional periodical. I believe they are going to be adding a new homepage element that will actually be a magazine rack. You will select a magazine off the rack of one of the different hobby categories and flip pages as you would if you were really reading the magazine. There will be numerous personal articles from hobbyists and plenty of activities to try. Eventually they will be including live feeds and webinars dealing with many hobby subjects.

One of the things that I really like about this website is it’s speed. Since they only display the websites information, then the site is not slowed or bogged down with superfluous advertisements. No ads popping up or inserting themselves in the middle of the article. Also no random videos waiting to load, which when finally do, end up being about something not worth seeing.

This website will truly cater to all hobbyists. Technology geeks will read about Visual Artists and Hikers will take interest in Gardening and then Floral Arranging. All at the same website. It will get people interested in doing more than just what they are used to.

Each week new articles will appear. And even if it isn’t in my hobby, it will still be interesting.
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Brad J Karl    Tucson, AZ
An avid hobbyist. More like a professional hobbyist. Currently involved with 48 different hobbies. This in part because so many things are interesting but also in part to his daughter’s many questions and growing up. Two wonderful girls that had more “Why’s” than humanly possible was the driving force to opening books, buying kits and ‘trial and error’. Born in a suburb of Chicago in the early 60’s, along with two brothers and three sisters to a very European set of parents. Mom concentrated on the children’s studies and Dad focused on their interests. In his teens he had already started a hobby path, becoming a professional magician in his families restaurant as well as a plastic model maker and railroad enthusiast. He also had started his liking of the martial arts and began collecting Asian weaponry. From there it was drama, choir and mathematics. He got a real taste, pardon the pun, while working in a restaurant as a part time cook to manage his expenses through college. But college was slow and he was already being asked to become a kitchen shift supervisor. So he pursued what was to become a 35 year stint as an Executive Chef in various top rated restaurants in Chicagoland. He took a halt in his kitchen career to join a friend in opening a hobby store in a suburb of Chicago which after a year became a well know stomping grounds for all hobbyists. This is where the idea of a hobby website was born. It was created but never took off the ground due to an untimely passing of his partner. The store was closed and the restaurant career was restarted in Tucson, Arizona. After 15 years, the hobby website project has resurfaced with more enthusiasm and skill. More development is needed. The next months will be telling.