I am an international educator, and have lived for extended periods in a lot of places. And I always blow a big part of my salary on my house. I feel no matter where I live, I should try to live like a king...at least in my house. I am an avid Argentine Tango dancer and I play jazz piano and classical guitar. I am also the guitarist for the hotel band at the Shanghai Hilton. Recently, I had a surgery on my knee, a result of training for my first pro MMA fight. As a a subsequent result, I do not fight anymore and have found the bliss of yoga. ;-) I spend virtually all my vacations going to see my daughter, whom I miss like a butterfly misses the powder on its wings. I believe the original "Conan the Barabrian" is laden with aphorismata that can be applied to every aspect of life. So what is best in life?: "The open (email hidden), falcons at your wrist, and the wind in your hair."