I have recently retired. In my younger days I was a brain reseacher, and up until recently worked in software design and development. My partner and companion Patrick is a semi-retired surgeon and a professor of surgery at the University of California's medical school in San Francisco. We both love early music (especially Renaissance) and we sing with some groups and choirs. We love to travel -- in 2009 Paris and Provence, returning in 2010 and adding Barcelona. We discovered Airbnb in 2011, staying in wonderful places in northern Italy. Back to Italy in 2013; i am updating this profile from a romantic Airbnb studio in Trastevere, Rome. I have also visited India, Australia, and the UK in the last few years.