I am a retired Trusts & Estates attorney who recently returned from two years in Ukraine with the Peace Corps, where I taught English at a pedagogical university. Before that, I taught English for two years in Hunan Province, China. I have two grown children, one who lives nearby and one in New York City. I love reading, movies, theater, art and art history, photography, walking, and bicycling. I grew up in Charlottesville, VA, but have lived in the Hartford area most of my adult life. Five things I can't live without would be books, the internet, food, friends and family. My all time favorite travel destination is France. Favorite Quote: "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% what you do with what happens to you."