I'm a licensed boat captain: I do boat charters and sailing instruction as a second career. Backpacking, hiking, and sailing in new places give me great pleasure.
A long distance voyage is in the not too distant future, and I'm not just talking about Mexico. Making it to Malta is one of my goals.
I'm financially secure with no skeletons or baggage except the ones I use for traveling...and a few good backpacks.
Amelie, Travelers and Magicians, Les Trois Seasons, American Beauty are some of my favorite films. My taste in music is fairly eclectic. I'm not a big opera fan, but I do love Turandot and some Monteverdi. Ryuichi Sakamoto, Tony Bennett, Ralph Towner, Andalusian music from Spain, various modern jazz artists, the Beatles are some of the things on my Ipod. It also contains a few lectures from UC Berkeley.