ROSS A. FILLMORE Divination * Didgeridoo * Daylilies
I grew up in northern and west central Ohio. I went to college in Bradenton, Florida, majoring in Speech Communication and theater. Although I had the typical “Midwest” upbringing, I discovered at a very early age that I was intrigued by the unconventional. My curiosity had led me into some fascinating fields of interest. I have always been on a Spiritual path, but I never fully realized it until recently. My interest in metaphysics includes card readings, psychic development, mediumship, energy healing, crystal skulls, ghosts, ancient alien theories, cryptozoology, and out-of-body experiences.
My hobbies are wide and varied.
I was a member of the local bonsai society for many years, acting both as board member and newsletter editor. Lately, my primary horticultural interest has been daylily hybridization. Presently, I have twenty-one registered daylily varieties with more on the way.
I play several musical instruments including clarinet, saxophone, didgeridoo, and Native American flute.
At age thirteen, my mother taught me how to crochet. I have, since then, also taught myself tatting.
My other interests over the years have included ceramics, beading, egg carving, glass etching, solid surface sculpting, and Chinese water color.
I also spend a lot of time working on my family genealogy.
By day, you’ll find me at my job at a local chocolate factory where I sometimes put my public speaking training to work giving guided tours of the factory. Various times throughout the month, I can be seen working as a house manager for two of the historic theaters in Columbus.
I enjoy reading, music, movies, cooking, gardening, live theater, and sitting out on my “bistro” on warm summer evenings.
I have lived in Columbus, Ohio, with my partner Phillip since 1986. Presently, we have two Russian Blue feline children, Viktor and Vanka, who bring us great joy, amusement, and companionship.