I feel extremely grateful to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth - and I've seen a lot of the planet so I think I can say this as an expert. I've traveled extensively for work and for play and I hope one day to be able to do it again, after this pesky virus gets over itself. To play, though, not to work, since I'm happily retired!
I've been a diplomat, a fitness professional, a teacher and a trainer. I've lived and worked all over the continent of Africa, and spent some quality time in Asia and the Middle East. I teach and write nowadays, mostly write, and mentor students interested in a career in government service. Oh and I tend to my gardens and write short stories: science fiction and horror, mostly.
I'm so happy to be back in California I sometimes cry! There's no place like home, they say. I say, "yea," as long as home is by the water!