At 60 years of age I'm semi-retired and have a home larger than I need for myself, so it's nice to have guests once in a while. I had a civic political career in British Columbia and remain a New Democratic Party member and supporter of Greenpeace and other progressive causes. Political discussion is welcome, and we don't have to agree. My girlfriend works in Africa, so we rendezvous in various places around the world when she has breaks fromthat. I jog, cycle, downhill ski, hike and ocean kayak.