Ben standing on a beach on an overcast day

When he isn’t writing reports at Blackstone, Ben practices and helps teach mixed martial arts, collects vinyl records, plays guitar, writes a bit, recently rekindled his childhood love of building models, and is a bit obsessed with WWI history. He suspects that he’s subconsciously trying to be a polymath, but he isn’t sure if that’s a thing you can try to do or if it just kinda happens — like being into ’70s prog rock (which he totally is). He does know that both of those things tend to make a person insufferable to be around, though, and he’s sorry for that.