I'm a middle aged professional living in the sprawling desert border that is greater LA. When I was younger I enjoyed looking at maps and wanted to travel to many far away places. Now I am content to not travel far unless necessary -- it adds to air & noise pollution anyhow. But I still enjoy meeting people from all backgrounds. I enjoy reading. I meditate. I often reflect on the saying that "hell is other people," and think that since we can't get away, we might as well learn to be at peace and be helpful to those around us.