I was born in New Bern, as my great grandfather (a sailmaker on Portsmouth Island in the Outer banks), moved to New Bern in the 1800s. Others of his brothers moved to Beaufort and Morehead City, so there are "Parsons" Houses in those towns also. My parents moved to Miami after the Second World War, however, and I grew up there and lived in other large cities, so I moved here from Los Angeles, after living my entire life in "the big city," and have also lived in Houston, and at the beach in Pensacola (Santa Rosa Island) and three out of the four Jacksonville, Florida, Beaches..
I love to travel, and truly feel that "travel lengthens life." I have a very low boredom threshold and learn fast, so I've worked in an incredible number of professions and industries; for immense multinational companies in management and "trouble-shooting" and for tiny ones, organizing them, and for a number of doctors and clinics; for the Federal Poverty Program, the Economic Opportunities Program and in several other totally unrelated fields. I'm a master silversmith as well, and have had my work displayed alongside that of Samuel Kirk, Paul Revere and Louis Comfort Tiffany.
My main areas have been these, alternative medicine, and advertising design, but I am currently a full-time "pattern day trader." About a year ago the day trading side hobby that paid my taxes became, almost overnight, incredibly demanding as the nature of the market changed. I and everybody else in my trading group, T3, from Chicago to Wall Street, began having to put in frenzied 14-hour days. It's exhilarating, boring and terrifying all at the same time because you literally can't take your eyes off of the screen it's moving so fast and so erratically. I'll probably burn out soon, but that's what I'm doing now.
I think those are the main things, so art, design, management, day trading, alternative health. What can I say? It sounds schizophrenic and probably is, but it hasn't been boring.