I've lived in Washington, DC for many years and owned this home since 1990. Although I lived in Vermont twice, New Jersey, Iowa and Oklahoma, I was actually raised on a Kansas farm. My dad cut wheat all over the Midwest, my mother raised and showed champion Great Pyrenees dogs, Soleil Kennels was the largest kennel of its kind until my mothers death many years back. My father also enjoyed a wonderfuly reputation as a good working dog judge, along with his musical talents -- singing, playing harmonica and guitar. I lost him in 2010 at 92, but he had lived with me for several years.
As for myself, in my professional career I have been involved in health services research as a CEO, VP and director. I found my transition career in health IT very exciting and challenging. Personally I'm a music lover and performer. I sang with a Jazz group for three years. Recently I was slowly working towards a master's degree in public health and information technology, but work demands called for scaling back. My home is a wonderful haven for intellectual, academic and artistic discussion -- which includes lots of fun. Guests comment on what they feel is the amazingly comfortable decor of the house -- but more importantly, it seems to be a gathering place for incredibly interesting people, with the opportunity for the most amazing conversations. I've hosted people from all over the US, Europe, Latin America, South Asia and beyond . If you are here for pleasure, you will be welcomed and given tips as needed for enjoying this beautiful city, the center of our US government. DC is truly just a small town with something for everyone. If you are here for work, as with all guests, you will enjoy the personal privacy the home affords. Eat out, cook in yourself -- whatever fits your needs. Welcome to DC!!!