PLEASE NOTE: I should not have to say this but will be as diplomatic as possible. If you are uncomfortable or embarrassed being in private, let alone public, with someone who has disabilities (see mine below "Private Thing" ) in spite of whatever significant personal, academic or professional achievements they have accomplished, then PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT ME. My professional responsibilities include the maintenance of the safety and well being of individuals and communities. I am compassionate and forgiving because some people are not deliberately thoughtless nor inconsiderate. Just ill informed. Thank you for your understanding.
Intrepid, resourceful, human. INTP
As one of my nieces says: "Uncle Bill, you lead an interesting life." Definitely not "conventional."
Working The Congo during a Cholera outbreak in a "conflict zone."
Five (5) starts, five (5) successful finishes: Boston-Montreal-Boston bicycle Randonnee, 760 miles, 35,500 feet of climbing, average 86 hours.
Lived/worked/traveled throughout North America, Europe, Africa and Australia. Professionally: community based health, maternal child health care, ground water, sanitation, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, "special needs," disabilities. My vocational experiences have given me a deep appreciation for different cultures, societies, and the richness of their traditions, not measured in monetary terms.
Professional artist's model for painting, sculpture, fine arts, illustration, anatomy at The Society of Illustrators, Art Students League, Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design, as well as privately.
Paris-Brest-Paris Randonnee ancien, 1,250 Kilometres, 9,600 meters climbing, 89 heures 20 minutes.
Worked in the Intelligence Community (IC).
However, they belie the person who enjoys being with another, cuddling, massages, a quiet evening or weekend, low lights, romantic music, gently passionate encounters. These are as much of who I am as all the other external accomplishments, and, in the end, tremendously more important. Especially the capacity to laugh at my own foibles.
Self sufficiency may be important, but, in the long run, as John Donne noted, it is our ties to other people that truly gives meaning to our lives.